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Watching without Williams

In race, sports on March 19, 2013 at 8:46 am

Serena

brian psi

It’s the Ides of March, and I’m watching tennis. Semifinals of the first big American hard court tournament of the year, and Caroline Wozniacki is about to edge Angelique Kerber to make the final. It is a close match, but not a particularly good one.  Kerber is noticeably hobbled by a back injury. Wozniacki got here because Viktoria Azarenka—one of the world’s two best players—forfeited their quarter due to an injury of her own. Both players are spraying and looping shots everywhere, seemingly content to wait for their opponent to lose. It is almost over now, which is probably the only thing preventing me from turning Tennis Channel off and catching up on Girls. I wish there was more offense on display. More fire. More Serena Williams.

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GLG Weekly Round-up: Jeremy Lin & “Linsanity”

In race, sports, Weekly Round-Up on February 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm

This week GLG’s Weekly Round-up shall be devoted to the topic of “Linsanity” and all talk of Jeremy Lin around the web.

From Colorlines:
http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/02/japanese_american_basketball_leagues.html

From Racialicious (and SNL):
http://www.racialicious.com/2012/02/20/weekend-at-jeremys-the-lin-media-bandwagon-veers-off-track/

and http://www.racialicious.com/2012/02/10/the-god-squad-tim-tebow-jeremy-lin-and-religiosity-of-sports/

From Grantland:
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7601157/the-headline-tweet-unfair-significance-jeremy-lin

And in other pop culture news:

Melissa Chadburn has a great essay on the Rumpus about race, sexuality, identity, Obama, Prop 8, and the power of words:
http://therumpus.net/2012/02/the-dress-doesnt-make-the-priest/

The hilarious Julieanne Smolinski discusses the ins and outs of commenting and disagreeing on the internet, and also why she’d like to have seven minutes in heaven with Paul Krugman: http://www.xojane.com/issues/quick-note-internet-niceness