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The Knock Down

Iba Camara sat in a metal chair along a balcony overlooking the lobby to Dimond Library at the University of New Hampshire. He was surrounded by the ebb and flow of students scurrying to and from class -- some sent curious glances at Camara before fleeing into Zekes coffee to get a quick caffeinated fix. Camara’s...
If you haven’t already seen HBO’s The Leisure Class, you should. Then watch, Project Greenlight, the reality show which spawned the movie - and reach your own conclusions. You gotta watch both. It’s a package deal. PGL offers a little bit on the filmmaking craft — and much, much more conflict. Hey, it’s a reality...
There is no box score for the game, only a grainy hand-held recording that shakes every time the crowd moves. Not that there was much of crowd; maybe 200 people dotted the roll-out bleachers. Hell, it might have been closer to 50. In May of 2012, the top-ranked Palmieri Jeans...
Dear Steve Bartman, Just a short note. You don’t know me. I feel like I know you though. I guess so many of us do. You entered our lives just over twelve years ago for a moment and then, well, you disappeared. And now, I wonder about you. I wonder what would have happened...
Troy Barnies couldn’t help but wonder where he was. A month previous, he was safe, at home in the comfort of quiet New England. Now, he found himself surrounded  by crumbling houses, stray cats and dogs, and shoeless people roaming the streets of one of the world's largest cities. Culture shock is...
It’s easy to remember Moses Malone: late 20’s, omni-googles, clinging to the seedlings of an afro the same way Jean Luc Picard coped with male pattern baldness. And an ass the size of a chevette — that Malone `used as a dangerous weapon en route to becoming the greatest offensive rebounder in the history of basketball. It was truly...