Ashley Browne

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Parental Advisory Forever: An Oral History of the PMRC's War on Dirty Lyrics

Culture PMRC Frank Zappa Music Parental Advisory Tipper Gore Oral Histories<p>Thirty years ago, the music industry changed forever in the midst of the …

How baseball’s tech team built the future of television

"Game of Thrones is our World Cup."<p>"The internet, as a technology, was never designed to do something like this."<p>"INVESTORS GET FED! PIGS GET SLAUGHTERED!"<p>It was a painful lesson. From then on, BAM would build its own tech<p>The first video stream "looked more like a flip book."<p>BAM has become a weird …

Baseball

After the siren: A Magpie win worth Bucks

COLLINGWOOD has enjoyed some fine wins in the Nathan Buckley era as coach, but few better than Sunday's 17-point victory over North Melbourne at the …

Australia

After the siren: Next time, Clarko, take the team bus

NEXT time Clarko, take the team bus.<p>It might be a gorgeous walk from Adelaide Oval to the team hotel, across the new footbridge over the River …

Australia

After the siren: The win that saved a season

THANKS to some nifty work with four minutes remaining from Aaron Young, Port Adelaide is still alive in 2015.<p>The Power were the trendy pick to win it …

Australia

After the siren: With the fortress crumbling, are the Cats in strife?

GEELONG'S rise to AFL dominance in 2007 and the magnificent period that followed was largely due to brilliant planning and execution across all …

After the siren: mind the gap behind the fearsome Hawks

MONDAY'S result at the MCG confirmed that the gap between Hawthorn and Geelong is now significant. <br>And a reason why might be the ageing champions of …

Australia

Women in football: Chelsea Roffey

There are people you become aware of who will never be positive about you<p>CHELSEA Roffey is the most high-profile umpire in football. This is both by …

Australia

Women in football: the coach

Richo would have employed me on good faith based on our conversations and the skill-set that I have that will enhance his team and take this club to …

Women in football: Sam Mostyn

I only do things I really, really love and have a deep passion for<p>GRAB yourself a coffee, sit down with a copy of this year's <i>AFL Record Season Guide</i>, …

Women in football: Caroline Wilson

I can't love Richmond as much as I did when I was a kid. There's a bit more at stake when you have to cover all 18 teams<p>FOOTBALL is now dotted with …

Port Adelaide

Madam president

As an outsider you learned a lot about Melbourne through the game<p>PEGGY O'Neal's first day as a Richmond supporter got off to an auspicious start.<p>Not …

Financial Services

Fresh Rocket ready for juggling act

I know people think we're a lay down misère to make the finals but there are eight teams who made the finals who don't want to drop out and another …

Western Bulldogs

Moneyball II: Charles Barkley, the Sports Media, and the Second Statistical War

When Charles Barkley sank his teeth into analytics this month on <i>Inside the NBA</i>, you could almost hear the whole Internet groan. “I’ve always believed …

Players will go. Deal with it, says ex-Storm chief

FORMER St Kilda and Melbourne Storm chief executive Brian Waldron is uniquely placed to comment on the way the AFL manages its player trading, given …

Australia

After the siren: Footy's back, finally

WELCOME back to football. Finally.<p>Friday night's West Coast-Indigenous All Stars game was a pipe-opener, but this Thursday night's …

Australia

The Super Bowl Story, According to Tom Brady

It’s understandable when a stunning event overwhelms a career-defining event, the way it did in Super Bowl XLIX eight days ago. We spent three or …

Hot topics: Did the Hawks choose correctly in the 2001 'Superdraft'?

<i>DID THE Hawks get it right after all when they selected Luke Hodge with the first pick at the 2001 'Superdraft'?</i><p><b>YES</b><p>Obviously it didn't look great for …

Why Can’t Hollywood Get Female Journalists Right?

A few months ago, I was sitting at a hotel in Huntington Beach, California, typing notes on my laptop, when two teenagers came up to me and started …

85+ Sports Business Professionals Discuss Biggest Emerging Trends, Hot Topics For 2015

What are the trends and hot-button topics to follow in the sports business industry in 2015? How will the different niches within sport — digital, technology, agency, traditional media, sponsorship, athletics and others — change heading into the new calendar year?<p>Those were the two questions I …

As more viewers cut cable, what will happen to sports?

If your cable package were a sports team, it would invariably be described as “close-knit,” all those individual channels bound and bundled together. …

ESPN Doesn't Do More Great Journalism Because Its Viewers Don’t Want It To

When ESPN named legendary sports journalist Robert Lipsyte its ombudsman in April 2013, the decision was cheered by <i>Deadspin</i>, the Worldwide Leader’s …

Billy Crystal imagines Robin Williams in heaven: Read the script here

When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy Crystal, his …

Inside the Collapse of The New Republic

Last Friday morning, Chris Hughes, the owner of <i>The</i> <i>New Republic,</i> and Guy Vidra, the magazine’s C.E.O., presided over a meeting at the publication’s Penn Quarter offices in Washington, D.C. It had been a busy twenty-four hours: a day earlier, Hughes had forced out the magazine’s editor, Franklin …

Journalism

What Does The U Mean to You?

When you ask someone what they remember about the University of Miami teams from the early 2000s, you get all kinds of different responses, depending …

University of Florida

How The New Republic stopped being a Jewish magazine

Last week, The New Republic, the magazine I used to edit, fell apart. The owner ousted the top two editors, most of the senior staff resigned, and …

The New Republic: An Appreciation

It is impossible to avoid the conclusion that black lives didn't matter much at all to the magazine.<p>"Here's at you!"<p>Last week, Franklin Foer resigned his editorship of <i>The New Republic</i>. A deep, if not broad, mourning immediately commenced as a number of influential writers lamented what occurred to …

Leaked: The Nightmare Email Drama Behind Sony's Steve Jobs Disaster

The permanently upcoming Steve Jobs biopic has been hotly anticipated since it was first reported nearly three years ago. We're still waiting. And …

Serial: The Syed family on their pain and the ‘five million detectives trying to work out if Adnan is a psychopath’

The podcast exploring the case of Adnan Syed, who was convicted of the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, has become a global phenomenon. In an exclusive interview, Adnan’s family talk to Jon Ronson about listening to Serial, toxic Reddit threads and how his imprisonment has destroyed …

The joy of six

<b>• The verdict: How your club fared at the 2014 NAB AFL Draft</b> <b><br>• Check out your club's draftees at the Draft Hub</b> <b><br>• 10 things we learned from Thursday</b> …