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SPARQ Cornerbacks In The NFL Draft

In our ongoing series on superior athletes in the 2016 draft (on DEs, DTs, RBs, and LBs) we looked at a metric called SPARQ, which is a single number …

NFL

2016 NFL Draft running back rankings: Ezekiel Elliott overwhelmingly No. 1

The Ohio State running back is unquestionably the top player at the position, but Alabama's Derrick Henry should get drafted in the top 50 picks.<p>In last year's draft, Todd Gurley broke through and became the first top-10 pick at the running back position in a few seasons. In the 2016 NFL Draft, …

2016 NFL Draft tight end rankings: Hunter Henry the only potential high pick

There's no megastar tight end in this year's draft, but the depth of the position is solid.<p>If there is a first-round pick at tight end in the 2016 NFL Draft, it's going to be Hunter Henry of Arkansas. He's a gifted pass catcher who is a natural athlete in space. He's not a big lumbering player like …

2016 NFL Draft wide receiver rankings: A solid group headlined by Laquon Treadwell

We may not have a superstar wide receiver this year, but the Ole Miss pass catcher comes close in a class that features a handful of first-rounders and a ton of potential.<p>We've been spoiled the last several years with incredible wide receiver classes. In the 2016 NFL Draft, we have a good group but …

What to Expect from Top Rookie NFL Running Backs in 2015

The 2015 NFL draft produced one of the most highly touted classes of running backs in recent memory.<p>The class snapped a two-year drought of running backs in the first round and saw eight selected within the first three rounds.<p>So what can we expect from this talented class of NFL freshmen?<p>The …

Fantasy Football

Best Scheme Fits for Draft's Top Running Backs

Projecting how top collegiate football players will transition to the NFL is a tough endeavor. To make the process of talent evaluation more effective, it’s important to recognize what situation a player performs the best in. That especially rings true for the NFL draft’s top running backs.<p>The 2015 …

Review: ENA - Binaural

• Previous<br>• Next<p>Since its inception in 2011, Samurai off-shoot Samurai Horo has become one of the most interesting labels within the vague parameters of …

Summer Fashion

Review: Ukkonen - Change Time

Ukkonen makes gorgeous techno that feels sun-drenched but icy cold, a sound he presented fully-formed on his landmark 2012 debut, <i>The Isolated Rhythms</i> …

Music Production

Review: Rabit - Sun Dragon

• Previous<br>• Next<p>Considering he's based in Houston, Texas, it's easy to consider Rabit's deconstructed grime as being removed from the real thing. It …

New Albums

Review: AnD - Cosmic Microwave Background

Over the past few years, Andrew Bowen and Dimitri Poumplidis, better known as AnD, have established themselves as one of the most brutal outfits in …

Review: Vladislav Delay - Visa

Not so long ago, on the strength of a tweeted recommendation, I listened to Sasu Ripatti's 2007 album, <i>Whistleblower</i>. Having been more familiar with …

Music Production

Review: Ulwhednar - 1520

It's natural to expect an album to unfold with a certain logic, if not a narrative arc. <i>1520</i>, the second proper LP from Swedish duo Ulwhednar (Abdulla …

Techno

Review: Neel - Phobos

The great thing about science fiction is that you get to throw the rulebook out the window. In imagining an entirely new world, you can start from …

Music Production

Review: Bruce - Not Stochastic

• Previous<br>• Next<p>Information on Bruce remains thin on the ground, even after <i>Just Getting Started</i>, his lauded debut for Livity Sound sub-label Dnuos …

New Albums

Review: Mr. Mitch - Don't Leave

• Previous<br>• Next<p>There are many reasons why Planet Mu is so long-lived, but one is its capacity for sniffing out music that transcends its context. Back …

Synthpop

Review: Helena Hauff - Shatter Cone

• Previous<br>• Next<p>Lux Rec is an excellent Swiss label that's been chugging away since 2010. Run by Daniele "Cosmo" Barbiero and Dominik "Faber" Schmid, its …

Memorial Day Weekend

Review: 2562 - The New Today

• Previous<br>• Next<p>As 2562, Dave Huismans started out fusing techno and dubstep, and that sound is still audible in his music. On his fourth album, the …

Anti-gravity

Review: Skee Mask - Serum

• Previous<br>• Next<p>All we know about Skee Mask is that he's from Munich—just like Ilian Tape co-founders Dario and Marco Zenker. That detail is not exactly …

Music Festivals

Review: Aleksi Perälä - The Colundi Sequence Level 3

• Previous<br>• Next<p>Aleksi Perälä is a Finnish techno artist and what you might call a sound scientist. He started making records as a teenager in the …

Festivals

Review: Aquarian - Aquarian

There's a certain gravity to releasing a self-titled record midway through your career. It's an act of purposeful image making. Whether or not that's …

Electronic Music

Review: Edward - Into A Better Future

Berlin producer Gilles Aiken, AKA Edward, has come along way from the hypnotic tech house of his early releases on WHITE. His odd path has led to an …

Vinyl Records

Review: Objekt - Flatland

Like many impressive artists, TJ Hertz seems to rarely be impressed with himself. Take, for instance, his first records. "All nine minutes and …

Houseplants

Spicy Chickpea and Bulgur Soup Recipe

I'm deep in the middle of a streak where I cook primarily from other people's cookbooks. Every now and then it's a groove I fall into, sometimes …

Soup

How to Have a Veg-Friendly Oktoberfest Feast

4<p>SHARES<p>Didn't make it to the world's first vegan Oktoberfest in Santa Monica last weekend? No worries. It's easy to throw together your own …

Bar Tartine Cauliflower Salad Recipe

I'm not much of a menu collector, although I have a small stack of gems in one of my desk drawers. A good number of them are menus from past meals at …

San Francisco

Best of the Hotline: How to Save Fresh Herbs

<i>Some questions on the Hotline have staying power, and for good reason -- they cover the questions we ask ourselves time and time again. Join us as we revisit some of the most popular.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Keep those fresh herbs going all through fall and winter.</i><p>As summer winds down, you might be wondering how you …

Vidalia Onion Stir-fry Sauce

While I was on vacation, I discovered a delicious stir-fry sauce that blends the sweetness of Vidalia onions from Georgia with Asian ginger. It’s a …

5 Links to Read Before Pickling

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Your guide to pickle perfection.</i><p>It's hard to mention pickles these days without an eye roll from someone lamenting their trendiness and their …

Homemade Veggie Dogs

Af few weeks ago, my family had a craving for hot dogs, and having heard so much about Field Roast Frankfurters*, I decided to give them a try. When …

Baked Beans and Summer Slaws

When it comes to barbecues and picnics, a few side dishes rise above the rest. Two of our favorites are coleslaw and baked beans. There's just no …