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A Scholarly Guide for Watching "Major League" in 2015

  1. While Vegas-showgirl-cum-Cleveland-Indians-owner Rachel Phelps was seen as a saboteur of her own team in 1989, today she is seen as one of the *earliest adopters—and perhaps the inventor—of Sabermetrics baseball, by drafting undervalued players who are “past their prime” or rough around the edges.
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Photographers, you seriously need an artist statement.

As the default photo editor of a magazine, I run into the same issues time and again when photographers submit their portfolios. I absolutely hate having to turn down good images and good photographers, but there are reasons that necessitate that I do, and they all stem from the fact that: Photographers, you seriously need an artist statement. 977 more words

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Women, It's Time to Start Caring About Sports

Update: On April 28–29, I was fortunate enough to be named a BinderCon scholar and to attend the weekend conference whose keynote speakers, director Gina Prince-Bythewood ( 2,512 more words

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Do you read things on the internet? Here's how to not be a terrible person while reading things on the internet.

Whether you know it or not, every single click you make to read an article from Facebook dictates the job functions of millions of Americans. I’m not exaggerating. 1,696 more words

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Rachel, Rachel: A Perfect (and forgotten) Film

So maybe RACHEL, RACHEL (1968) isn’t forgotten by everyone, but it’s certainly not in the accepted canon, and it should be. Aside from my love of films/TV utilizing punctuation within their… 465 more words

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Horror Movie Plots That Would Actually Scare Me

Everything between September 1–December 31 is officially horror-movie territory for me. Christmas. Harvest Moon. Thanksgiving.  Motherfucking HANUKKAH. My friend Nathan’s about to unleash his new list of must-see films for the season on his site… 529 more words

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We Hate ALS As Much As You; We Just Also Hate the Drought

My friends are wildly divided on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Every morning, I have equal numbers of heart-wrenching ALS survivor videos matched with drought-scare graphs. 1,285 more words

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