narratives

kevin durant

Even as Westbrook and Harden Dazzle, Golden State Is Still at the Top

Golden State has quietly put everything together, and they're gonna get Kevin Durant back soon.
Sean Newell
3.30.17
Redemption

Minnesota, Baylor Bowl Wins Are Not "Redemption" Stories

Narratives are bad enough on their own, but they are even worse when used to gloss over the horrible conduct of schools like these two.
Kevin Trahan
12.28.16
Sex

What We Talk About When We Talk About Having Sex for the First Time

For centuries, people have been obsessed with stories about virginity loss. We talked to an expert about why this is—and how the typical deflowering narratives are changing.
Steven Blum
10.20.16
Art

How to Heighten Dread in Comics—the 'Spider-Man' Way

This week’s ‘Strip Panel Naked’ video examines growing dread in a classic 'Spider-Man' comic.
Giaco Furino
7.31.16
weak in review

Free Agents, Free Markets, and Who Deserves What: David Roth's Weak In Review

The NBA is rich, and thanks to the rapid rise in the salary cap, so are a bunch of NBA free agents. It doesn't really have to be any more complicated than that.
David Roth
7.8.16
NBA Finals

Who Are The Golden State Warriors?: David Roth's Weak In Review

The Golden State Warriors have been as good as any team in the NBA's long history over the course of this season. But that was never going to be the whole story.
David Roth
6.17.16
Gaming

This is What Video Gaming Narratives Need to Do to Be Taken Seriously

Interactive stories that play out through our consoles can be riveting; but the gaming medium is still seen as "weaker" than novels and movies. How do we change that?
Mike Diver
5.19.16
dwight-howard

Charles Barkley Asks Dwight Howard Why No One Likes Him

Dwight Howard answered some hard truths for Charles Barkley and it was fascinating.
Sean Newell
5.11.16
Film

Visual Poem Turns the 7 Deadly Sins into Nudes

Lust bites off its own head off in this creepy video.
Annie Armstrong
4.7.16
fan fair

The Night John Scott, His Kids, and the NHL Could Be Proud Of

The NHL didn't want John Scott in the All-Star Game, but he made it a night no hockey fan will ever forget.
Aaron Gordon
2.1.16
VICE vs Video games

The 20th Anniversary of ‘Tekken 2’ Shows How Slowly Video Games Evolve

In the years since Namco's PlayStation fighter was released, video games look as if they've changed a lot. But they haven't.
Ed Smith
9.4.15
Fiction

This AI Creates Interactive Fiction by Reading Other People's Stories

One day, all that internet fan fiction could be put to good use.
Emanuel Maiberg
9.2.15
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