The Way Back is a welcome reminder that Ben Affleck is capable of greatness
Humboldt: The New Season shares the survivors’ harrowing stories as they mentally and physically recover from their trauma.
The NBA 2K series is back to defend its title as the best basketball video game in the universe.
Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story details how mental illness affected an NBA star’s life and career.
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The Show is an excellent reminder of the storytelling potential in sports video games.
Figure skater Kevin Reynolds dressed as Spike Spiegel during this month's National Skating Championship.
Why is it so hard to find a decent simulation of the Grey Cup?
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When Fan Expo announced that it was adding sports to the lineup for 2013, it dredged up old stereotypes about jocks battling nerds for schoolyard supremacy. Eric Weiss decided to find out whether the mere presence of baseball cards would attract drunken bleacher bums like All You Can Eat Wings Night at Hooters.
In what feels more like a passion project for former athlete turned health advocate Christopher Nowinski than a proper feature from Hoop Dreams co-director Steve James, the documentary Head Games nonetheless offers compelling insight into the hot button issue of concussions in sports just in time for football season and something we probably would be talking about in hushed tones if there was a hockey season to immediately look forward to when discussing the status of Sidney Crosby.
Apologies; long time, no music advice, Dork Shelf-ers. But I have returned to these parts for the mighty occasion that is the North by Northeast festival! I’ve got a handful of acts – here, take a few – you should check out if you’re planning on perusing the festival market for the rest of the week. Here goes.
2011 is finally working up to something stronger this month; are we all in agreement that these first few months have been kind of slow in terms of music? Or maybe we’re just impatient. Anyways, while we’ve surely had some musical finds each month, April has definitely kicked it up a notch. In just the first week, Toronto will be visited by acclaimed international acts such as The Joy Formidable, The Raveonettes, Foster the People, The Mountain Goats, Nat Baldwin (of the Dirty Projectors), Cut Copy and Toro Y Moi.