It’s a minor detail in COVID-19’s grand scheme of suffering, but I’ll miss the “stoop scoop.” If you live in a place like a Brooklyn, you probably own a few things that came from someone else’s stoop: a book, vase, pair of serving spoons, or CD in a box labeled…


There’s no greater true crime story in music than the Stone Roses’ Second Coming. I listen to it way more than the note-perfect debut Stone Roses because I can’t understand it — where it came from, what it means, why the songwriting partnership between John Squire and Ian Brown broke…


My first boss in New York City was a guy named Jason. Jason was probably in his early thirties, I was a kid in my early twenties. We’d talk about music at least much as we’d talk about work. He was a big Paul Weller fan. Always trying to sell…


We’re in what I call the “extracurricular” part of the tennis season: small tournaments overseas, Davis Cup, and now Laver Cup.

Laver Cup is in its second year, a pivotal moment for the tournament to see if it can still draw interest after first-year novelties like the “Fedal” doubles team…


“I have a daughter and I stand for what’s right for her.” -Serena Williams

I wrote after the Wimbledon final that Serena was clearly feeling some pressure. Chasing down #24 was one thing, assuming the role of hero to all moms imposed an even heavier burden.

Serena’s return comes with…


With his quarterfinal match still ahead of him, Dominic Thiem sat just off the practice courts with ESPN’s Chris McKendry. The topic: how on earth did he plan to beat Rafael Nadal?

Thiem is one of the best clay court players in the world, but success has eluded him on…


“The origin of sport as we know it and the origin of film are pretty much contemporaneous. Edison’s kinetoscope originally showed films of boxers boxing. The history of film is really the history of sports film.” — Julien Faraut

In Julien Faraut’s John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection the…


I took a video workshop a few weeks back, something I’ve been meaning to do for years.

I consider myself “a film guy.” I’ve had a number of marketing roles where basic proficiency in video production would have been helpful. Why didn’t I learn earlier? …


Even before it shipped to a single user, Light was one of the most compelling riddles in tech.

The slender phone that only takes and receives calls has attracted a slew of attention and descriptors in the last year that simultaneously seemed to nail and slightly misunderstand its raison d’être.

Brandon Carter

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