Rainier Beach is a shrinking public high school in an unglamorous and gentrification-squeezed part of Seattle. It has a droput rate around 40% and one of the very best basketball teams in the nation. A dispatch from one of the more unlikely dynasties in high school sports.
He can't shoot, not even a little bit. He's a recent Rookie of the Year who is making a living as a sixth man at the age of 24. And yet Tyreke Evans, flaws and all, is still making it happen, and maybe playing better than he ever has.
Two friends of The Classical have joined up with a very promising and mildly revolutionary new online publishing concern. If you care about reading good things written by good writers, you will probably be interested in why.
In Columbia, Missouri, fans are proud of Michael Sam and happy to be at the center of an important moment in sports. But there, and everywhere else, this story is just getting started, and there's more work to be done.
A frank conversation about Sochi's extravagantly and ridiculously messed-up facilities and logistics, and the numerous and more egregiously messed-up things that explain those more cosmetic problems, and how we talk about all of it.