Shattering the Glass Backboard: Future Female NBA Head Coaches

Professional men’s sports leagues remain the ultimate boys’ clubs. But you may have noticed a trend of late: women coaching in the NBA. Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs was the first. But Hammon is hardly alone. Nancy Lieberman, Jenny Boucek, Kara Lawson and many others—even active WNBA player Kristi Toliver—have found their way to NBA staffs. What changed? What suddenly made a bunch of women “qualified?” Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer: nothing. There have always ...

Wonder Woman 1984 trailer breakdown and analysis

Wonder Woman 1984 brings fans New Order, a dose of the ’80s, Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah, the return of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor, and more! Welcome to the future! It’s a brave new world full of jazzercise, breakdancing, and neon lights. New Order’s Blue Monday (the “How does it feel” song) sets the tone for the can’t-miss trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. While there are multiple similarities to fantastic Charlize Theron action movies (the use of New Order’s Blue Monday, like ...

Ruth E. Carter Is Preserving Black History Through Fashion

Backstage at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, after she received the Oscar for costume design for “Black Panther,” Ruth E. Carter talked about the significance of her win for other costume designers of color coming behind her. “Finally the door is wide open and I’ve been struggling and digging deep and mentoring and doing whatever I could to raise others up,” she said. “And I hope through my example, this means that there is hope and other people can come ...

Damian Lillard’s rap career is another reminder he’s not a typical NBA star

Damian Lillard does things differently. After being left for dead on a predicted lottery team following the departure of his teammate LaMarcus Aldridge, Lillard doubled down on his loyalty to the Trail Blazers and his adopted city of Portland. In so doing, he’s continued his ascent as one of the best players in the NBA and is now unquestionably one of the game’s standout leaders on a perpetually surprising Blazers team.  Lillard’s unshakable loyalty and irrepressible brilliance don’t stop on ...