Matthew Giles

Motherboard

We Talked to the 'Ghost in the Shell' Director About Weed, Whitewashing, and Cyberpunk

Rupert Sanders tells us about the journey he went on to make the live-action adaptation of the 1995 anime classic, and the controversy over casting Scarlett Johansson.
Matthew Giles
4.2.17
cyberpunk

We Talked to the 'Ghost in the Shell' Director About Weed, Whitewashing, and Cyberpunk

Rupert Sanders tells us about the journey he went on to make the live-action adaptation of the 1995 anime classic, and the controversy over casting Scarlett Johansson.
Matthew Giles
3.31.17
Film

The Author Behind ‘Arrival’, the Sci-Fi Movie of the Year

Ted Chiang is about to invade your mind.
Matthew Giles
11.11.16
nba draft 2016

Meet the Sports Psychologist Training the Minds of the NBA's Top Draft Prospects

Graham Betchart built a career as a "mental skills" coach for top NBA draft prospects like Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. Now he's trying to build a brand.
Matthew Giles
6.23.16
march madness

Stephen F. Austin Are Ready to Be the Bad Guys of March Madness

Every year, some obscure upstart comes to the NCAA tournament and makes things painful for college basketball's big dogs. This year, Stephen F. Austin is gunning for that spot.
Matthew Giles
3.14.16
interesting lives

The Wild Ride Of Slice Rohrssen, College Basketball's Great Persuader

Barry "Slice" Rohrssen has acted in movies and managed hot NYC nightclubs, but hoops has always been his heart. Now he's the best recruiter in college basketball.
Matthew Giles
3.8.16
college basketball

Duggar Baucom Took The Hardest Job In College Basketball, On Purpose

Duggar Baucom—a late-blooming ex-cop with a pacemaker—was always an unlikely story. After somehow making VMI a winner, he's taking on the worst job in college hoops.
Matthew Giles
2.22.16
surfing in 4k

John John Florence's Next Set

Producing his film View From a Blue Moon, which released today, took three years and distracted his focus from the competition circuit. Now he’s looking to win.
Matthew Giles
11.11.15
wnba

"You Will Get Beat Down": The Men Who Practice with the WNBA

Every WNBA team practices against a rotating crew of basketball lifers. These guys don't get paid, don't get recognized, and never win. That's not why they do it.
Matthew Giles
9.18.15