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tv

The 'Atlanta' Episode on Fatherhood Helped Me Understand My Dad’s Disappearance

Earn learns about black sacrifice and I learned a lot about my own life.
Noel Ransome
5.11.18
struggle

I Was a Homeless High School Honors Student

I had one foot in two worlds and I was an outsider in both.
Samantha Reeve
8.24.17
The Music Issue

I Met the Rappers Trying to Legitimize Hick-Hop and One of Them Licked Me

Country rap, also known as hick-hop, has been dismissed as cultural appropriation and musical abomination. One group of rappers is trying to change that.
Zach Goldbaum
10.12.16
Interviews

Is Fat White Family’s Story the Last of a Dying Breed?

The darkest, unexplored moments of this band's narrative sketch the story of every struggle that faces Britain’s shriveling artistic underclass in 2016.
Ryan Bassil
4.8.16
nba

Watching The Houston Rockets, A Team In Shambles

Last year, the Rockets were annoying but undeniable. This year, their brand of ultra-efficient basketball has collapsed. What's left is odd, but much more human.
Robert O'Connell
3.22.16
reel talk

Reel Talk: Corbin Smith's Review Of Online Basketball Highlights, Dame Lillard Edition

Damian Lillard is a great player, if not a perfect one. But when he powered the Blazers to a victory over the untouchable Warriors, he showed us something true.
Corbin Smith
2.24.16
Stuff

How Tattoos Can Ease the Emotional Pain of Self-Harm Scars

Instead of covering scars up with long sleeves, some choose to reclaim their scars or repurpose them into tattoos.
Serena Solomon
8.21.15
struggle

Searching for the Anthem of Super Bowl XLIX

Thrown-together Super Bowl struggle rap anthems are a not-necessarily-beloved tradition. We went through the unsolicited emails and @-messages to find the champ.
J.W. Friedman
1.30.15
Film

'Concerning Violence' Is a New Meditation on Africa's Struggle for Freedom

We talked to Göran Hugo Olsson, the director of the new documentary—narrated by Lauryn Hill—that brings Frantz Fanon's thinking to the big screen.
Rachel Segal Hamilton
11.24.14
News

Talking to Students at Bangkok's Hunger Games Protest

In Thailand, the Hunger Games films have increasingly become a symbol of dissent against the military junta running the country.
Sally Mairs
11.23.14
Film

The New Film 'Bypass' Offers a Raw Look at Life in Post-Industrial England

I spoke to director Duane Hopkins about his upcoming movie, which deals with the daily struggles of young people trying to hack it in working-class Britain.
Alex Horne
10.1.14
sportswriting

An Open Letter to a Young Sports Blogger Looking to Get Paid

A slightly older sports blogger shares his advice.
Robert Silverman
7.28.14