Hampton Stevens is a writer based in Kansas City, Missouri. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, ESPN the Magazine, Playboy, Gawker, Maxim, and many more publications.
The cyclist's shot at winning this year's Tour de France ended this weekend. Why some of us aren't sad to see him go.
Jul 13, 2010
The Seattle-based band has plenty of potential, but it doesn't live up—either on its albums or live in concert
Jul 12, 2010
Sure, he says he's going to announce which team he's signing with, but here are three theories on what he'll actually do
Jul 8, 2010
No artist had a more profound impact on the 20th century than the King of Pop—not Faulkner, not Picasso, not even Elvis Presley
Jun 24, 2010
Which tournament is more compelling? A breakdown of the pros and cons of each, from fan (mis)behavior to crowd noise.
Jun 20, 2010
Generation X has taken Hollywood over from the Baby Boomers, as evidenced by films like "The A-Team" and "Grown Ups"
Jun 14, 2010
The umpire in last night's Tigers-Indians game blew a very important call. But that shouldn't change the way baseball is played.
Jun 3, 2010
The tournament is just another reminder of why professional basketball in America is disappointing. How the game got to be so bad—and why it's worth saving.
Jun 2, 2010
As the series ends this week after eight seasons, a look at its influence on everything from politics to pop culture
May 24, 2010
Making sense of why the cyclist admitted to doping after years of claiming innocence—and why he took others down with him
May 20, 2010
Greg Gutfeld's "Bible of Unspeakable Truths" is like a TV show in print: provocative, entertaining—and unsatisfying
May 17, 2010
The longtime Detroit Tigers radio announcer died this week. His legacy will be his passionate love of the game.
May 6, 2010
"Community" turns television steroetypes on their heads while examining the effect pop culture has on all our lives. And it's also funny.
May 1, 2010
Umpire Joe West got himself into trouble for criticizing the sport's slow pace. But he's right—changes are necessary.
Apr 15, 2010
Yes, it's creepy and exploitative. But the truly disturbing part of the commercial is how normal it is.
Apr 8, 2010
What most writers don't understand about F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous quotation on the American obsession with comebacks
Apr 6, 2010
For Kansas fans, the NCAA basketball tournament has been painful ever since their team lost in the first round of play
Apr 3, 2010
As NBA player Gilbert Arenas prepares to be sentenced for a gun felony conviction, tips for avoiding brushes with the law
Mar 26, 2010
The golfer's downfall inspired discussions about everything from race to adultery. What does that have to do with the game?
Mar 23, 2010
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Mar 18, 2010
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