Travis Noonan

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Anatomy of an Upset

Sunday, March 15<b>Providence, Rhode Island<br>6:14 p.m. — Alumni Hall, Providence College</b> <b><br>Selection Sunday party</b>In the moment, none of it feels ominous. The …

Basketball

Is Portland's Gang Problem Getting Worse?

The cops may not be at war with Portland gangs, but there is some kind of war going on.<p>At around 11:30 PM on February 24, two officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force pulled into the parking lot of Shimmers Bar & Grill, a strip club on the corner of …

Inside the purgatory of SXSW music marketing panels

'I've Got 99 Problems But PR Ain't One'<p>The record industry is doomed. We know this, they know this, it might as well be a blood pact at this point. Our vestigial fantasies of The Working Musician subsisting purely off of album sales are long dead, and all we're left with is this ill-defined era of …

Music Videos

How Catfishing Worked Before the Internet

People have been lying about their identities in search of notoriety or love or thrills for a long, long time.<p>Even if you don't watch <i>Catfish</i> the TV show, you probably know it's a reality series about people who lie to others on the internet. The way it works is that someone realizes that they're …

New England

The 2015 NCAA Tournament is going to be fantastic; here are 64 reasons why

Every March is great, but this March is shaping up to be extra special. Let's take a look at a bunch of reasons (64!) why.<p>The First Four is cool and all, and this year's quartet of opening games deserves credit for keeping us adequately occupied on Tuesday and Wednesday night, but let's be real: …

College Sports

4chan's Overlord Christopher Poole Reveals Why He Walked Away

His website made him an unlikely teenage celebrity — then it spun out of control<p>At 11 a.m. on January 21st, Christopher Poole posted a note online …

Internet

Mark Duplass: 'There's no excuse not to make films on weekends with friends'

The key to becoming a successful and fulfilled independent filmmaker is shooting films on your mobile phone for $3 and never giving in to the temptation of studio schmaltz, according to Mark Duplass, the co-creator of Togetherness.<p>In his keynote speech at SXSW in Austin, the filmmaker outlined his …

SXSW Film

Where In The World Is Vladimir Putin?

Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn't been seen in public in 10 days, and the world is starting to wonder why.<p>Putin's absence has stretched from a brief hiatus to an eternity in Kremlin-time. He was last seen meeting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on March 5. On March 11, Putin canceled a …

Russia

Porntopia

It’s Thursday night in January in Las Vegas, Day 2 of the Adult Video News Awards–Adult Entertainment Expo weekend, and I’m at the door of a private …

Mad Men

Eric Bledsoe’s Long, Hot, Restricted Summer

Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe are the last guys in the free-agency green room, discovering together how the weird netherworld of restricted free …

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

An Oklahoma City fan watches the Thunder fall<p>I don’t know what happened. Tony Allen threw a towel, it was weird, it was horrible. At one point near …

Metropolitan Homesick Blues

Matt Harvey, the Mets' loss of identity, and life as the lone bright spot in gloomy Queens<p>Matt Harvey looks like Don Draper’s chinless younger …

Why the New York Knicks Should Re-Sign Pablo Prigioni

The 35-year-old rookie named Pablo Prigioni has been one of the pleasant surprises for the New York Knicks this season.<p>Not only does he provide quality minutes as the third-string point guard for the team, but he has also found himself thrown into the starting lineup in every playoff game after …

Basketball

The 1 Thing Each 2013 NBA Playoff Team Must Avoid

There is one thing that each of the 2013 NBA playoff teams must avoid in order to maximize its opportunity to advance to the conference finals.<p>From allowing isolation offense to become stagnant to losing the rebounding battle, the one thing that must be avoided is unique to that team …

Basketball

Who's Better on Paper, 2007 Warriors or 2013 Warriors?

The 2007 "We Believe" playoff run by the Golden State Warriors will always hold a special place in the hearts of diehard fans. All the pain and agony fans endured for the previous 13 years was seemingly forgotten as the Don Nelson-led Warriors pulled off one of the greatest upsets in NBA history, …

Basketball

The Miseducation of J.R. Smith

Is the Knicks' erratic shooting guard misguided or just misunderstood?<p>Earl Smith Jr. found salvation in his jump shot. Smith could always shoot, and …

Miami’s Blue Period

Who's still going to Marlins games?<p>About half a block from Marlins Park, a hunchbacked stadium in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, a scalper named …

Box Office