Just published at Propeller. My reflection on Jonathan Abrams’ new book Boys Among Men: How the Prep to Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution.

“Boys Among Men” (Jonathan Abrams, NBA, teenage prodigies, economics, labor, sociology of sport, humanizing athletes, race)

http://www.propellermag.com/Aug2016/HallAbramsAug16.html

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Here is a collection of my favorite essays, reflections, opinions, lists from the last few months.A collection of my favorite essays, reflections, opinions, lists from the last few months.

“16 Thoughts on the 2016 Couch Olympics” by Dave Pell (humor)

https://medium.com/@davepell/16-thoughts-on-the-2016-couch-olympics-ced703eb7b62#.chxzvc1qv

“Hope is an Embrace of the Unknown” by Rebecca Solnit (wisdom, philosophy, psychology, education)

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/15/rebecca-solnit-hope-in-the-dark-new-essay-embrace-unknown

“Black Mothering is a Means of Protest” by Dominique Matti (self explanatory)

https://medium.com/@DominiqueMatti/black-mothering-is-a-means-of-protest-e54b89b2063f

“The Longest Run” by S.L. Price (Refugee Olympic team)

http://www.si.com/olympics/2016/07/25/olympics-rio-2016-refugee-team

“Performance, Anxiety, and the Brocial Compact” by David Roth (masculinity, conformity, insecurity and the sports media)

https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/performance-anxiety-and-the-brocial-compact-david-roths-weak-in-review

“The Round Mound of Enough Already” by T.D. Williams (race, media, Barkley)

https://thecauldron.si.com/the-round-mound-of-enough-already-3bd87a409d7c#.2g8vt3plb

“There’s no Emotion We Need to Think Harder About than Anger” by Martha Nussbaum (emotion, psychology, spirituality, healing, Nelson Mandela)

https://aeon.co/essays/there-s-no-emotion-we-ought-to-think-harder-about-than-anger

“American Horror Story” by Laurie Penny (politics, myth-making, democracy)

https://medium.com/welcome-to-the-scream-room/american-horror-story-ab4a4b389949#.6xaok6u2e

“President Obama’s speech at Dallas Memorial Service (race, policing, police brutality, empathy, unity)

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/12/remarks-president-memorial-service-fallen-dallas-police-officers

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My work:

“Boys Among Men” (NBA, sociology of sport, Jonathan Abrams, humanizing athletes, race)

http://www.propellermag.com/Aug2016/HallAbramsAug16.html

“You are Given a Glass of Water” (politics, Bernie Sanders supporters, Hillary)

https://medium.com/@darkoindex/you-are-given-a-glass-of-water-7b1ee496a9b#.vfw5hshn7

“Feel Good Music: Michael Kiwanuka’s Love and Hate” (music review, music as art/therapy/healing/equality)

http://www.splicetoday.com/music/feel-good-music

“Ceremonial Entrances in Rio” (Olympics, parade of nations, humor)

http://www.splicetoday.com/sports/ceremonial-entrances-in-rio

Writing. Poetry. Personal Essays. On the NBA, MLB, media, journalism, culture, teaching and humor.

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