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The Hollywood Reporter: Why the ‘Joker’ Gun Violence Protests Miss the Mark

Warner Bros. Pictures Though supportive of their goals, the Hollywood Reporter columnist (and gun owner) argues that survivors of shootings are targeting the wrong film with the wrong strategy, "setting a bad precedent for all...
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The Hollywood Reporter: Bruce Lee Was My Friend, and Tarantino’s Movie Disrespects Him

Alamy Stock Photo (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee during the filming of 'Game of Death,' released in 1978.) The NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the...
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The Hollywood Reporter: What I Learned Writing for ‘Veronica Mars’

Maria Corte The Hollywood Reporter columnist reflects on his recent stint as a new television scribe: "It all had that same fast-break-no-look-pass feel of the Showtime Lakers working unconsciously together." When it was announced in...
Germany’s Laura Ludwig in action during the 2016 Olympics: ‘Players are adapting by training all year around and by playing smarter and more strategically.’

The Guardian: Basketball is my first love, but the athleticism of beach volleyball is amazing

The sport has come a long way since it was an excuse to hang out at the beach with a beer. The skills of its athletes are breathtaking Not many people know that my friend...
Toronto Raptors' victory parade marred by shooting and stampede – video report (screenshot)

The Guardian: Why the Toronto Raptors’ title is a victory for the NBA, Canada … and the US

As basketball expands around the world it helps educate those abroad and at home that other cultures are not to be feared Folklore tells us that if you can see your initials in a spider’s...
A relative of college football player Dwane Simmons shows his photo after he was shot dead last week.

The Guardian: Athletes are shot dead all the time in the US. It makes grim, tragic sense

Three young athletes were shot to death in the last week alone. When you factor in race, guns and politics in the US, tragedies are inevitable " A senseless act of violence.” That’s how University...
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The Hollywood Reporter: What’s Really “Black” About All These Black Movie Remakes?

Illustration by Maria Corte The Hollywood Reporter's columnist looks at two new takes on originally white-cast films — 'What Men Want' and 'Little' — and sees the needle of racial equality nudging forward "a bit."...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Fast Facts

CNN Library Here is a look at the life of philanthropist, best-selling author and NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Monday, April 15th 2019, 3:31 PM EDT CNN Library Here is a look at...
Athletes like Stephen Curry are second only to parents as role models for kids in America. Photograph: Nathaniel S Butler/NBAE/Getty Images

The Guardian: The way Americans regard sports heroes versus intellectuals speaks volumes

The difference between the way Americans regard athletes versus “intellectuals” is a touchstone for how we see ourselves On 19 April 1980, more than 50,000 Parisians marched through the streets to mourn the loss of...