Lauren McLeod Cramer reviews Samantha N. Sheppard's Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory On Screen
TV scholar Michael Z. Newman reflects on the similarity between the NBA bubble at Disney World and the classic form of the sitcom.
Michael Z. NewmanAug 18, 2020
Phil Maciak considers Yaron Weitzman's "Tanking to the Top," the mythology of Sam Hinkie's Process, and his own life in exile as a Sixers fan.
Phillip MaciakApr 13, 2020
Sports historian Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff uncovers an archival mystery about France, China, basketball, and a forgotten attempt at Cold War diplomacy.
Lindsay Sarah KrasnoffSep 10, 2019
A new biography of the dean of American baseball writing.
Kevin CanfieldJun 23, 2019
Kieran Setiya interviews philosopher Alva Noë about his book, Infinite Baseball: Notes from a Philosopher on the Ballpark.
Kieran SetiyaMar 28, 2019
Michael Agovino explores the formal and stylistic echoes between soccer and jazz.
Michael J. AgovinoMar 17, 2019
Samantha N. Sheppard thinks about the back and forth between social injustice, social progress, and the institutional power of the NBA in Showtime's...
Samantha N. SheppardFeb 12, 2019
On the inevitability of professional basketball
On brain trauma, Budweiser, Steamin' Willie Beamen, and the blurring of Colin Kaepernick's dissent.
To kick off our new sports and culture column, LARB Ball, Brian Jacobson thinks about the labors of the World Cup.
Brian R. JacobsonJul 20, 2018