Month: January 2018

The Chainsmokers “Sick Boy” is the Struggling Artists War Cry

The Chainsmokers received their now perennial hat tip from The Academy, as their Billboard topping single w/ Coldplay “Something Just Like This” awarded them a nom for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 60th Annual Grammys.  While they ceded the title to “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man, the hometown heroes of NYC were

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Remembering Warren Miller. Lessons Learned Below Freezing.

I’ve never been able to say that snowboarding is my favorite sport, but that’s just because it’s not the category I’d rank it within.  Sporting is normally regarded and defined as a competition, where one’s skills and wits are pitted against an opponent mandating a one-sided triumph.  Snowboarding has never finalized in a win/loss scenario

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“Sizing Up” Hurricanes Point Guard Chris Lykes. Why Everyone Loves an Underdog.

At some time during my 4-year tenure at the University of Miami, I wised up and came to terms with the weight our reputation carries in the collegiate hierarchy.  By virtue of our self-anointed, perennial swag, the Hurricanes will always be pegged as the Bond villain rather than the protagonist of the Cinderella Story, regardless

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Pretty Wild: Nicki Minaj vs. Cardi B. Who is Hip Hop’s Queen B?

We all know the follies of taking shortcuts in life, but unfortunately, cutting corners is human nature.  Behavioral psychologist Amos Tversky made the textbooks labeling these tendencies as heuristics, which he describes to be the mental dots we connect to save ourselves time and energy.   When it comes to female Rap emcee’s, our availability heuristic

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