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Tommy Ramone: the Last of My Punk Heroes
Neil McCormick | The Telegraph
"For a band who perfectly encapsulated the dumb essence of rock’s eternal youth, perhaps old age was never an option. Tommy, the first to leave, was the last to go."
God Loves Cleveland
Bill Simmons | Grantland
"If you think of him like a genius, it makes more sense. He’s smarter about basketball than you and me, and, really, anyone else. He sees things that we can’t see."
Walking to Stay One Step Ahead
Ken Early | Slate
"Surely it must mean something that the best player in the fastest-ever era of football hardly ever runs at all. If Messi on the ball is the greatest spectacle in the game, Messi off the ball is one of the most mysterious"
Getting to Know the "Beyonce Voter"
Kelly Williams Brown | The Daily Beast
"Every word of the following applies to one-quarter of the American electorate. We are a monolithic block, each and every one dedicated to premarital sex, hedonism, socialism, white wine, and tweeting about misogyny."
Iggy Azalea's American Accent: Identity Smoke-Screen or Hip-Hop Survival?
Erika Jarvis | The Guardian
"She has always said this nuance comes from learning to rap as a teenage runaway in the US, which she did, but it's worth considering that her native Australian accent could have ended her career way before it even began."