Archives for Matt Bravmann

NCAA, as Clueless and Corrupt as Ever, on Verge of Collapse +

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Perched in the Indianapolis backstreets, far enough removed from the stalker-like microscope of today’s sports media, sits the offices of the highly-criticized yet highly-profitable National Collegiate Athletic Association. Amidst constant conference realignments and perpetual scandals on and off the playing …

MMA Has Welcomed Kids Into the Cage 8

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Kids in the cage. You got a problem with that?

Top 10 Meaningless or Deceptive TV Ads 2

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No truth in advertising. Nope. None whatsoever.

Re: Re: Bob Dylan: To See or Not to See 4

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Last week I wrote an article entitled “Bob Dylan: To See or Not to See”. You can read it here. The article drew a bit of controversy, both from a laundry list of reader comments and from fellow Manolith writer …

To Everyone’s Surprise, Government Finally Has a Good Week +

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It’s been said 90% of success is showing up. Going by that logic, the government is certainly on the right track. At last, Congress chose to grace us with their continued presence, deciding the increasingly impoverished American people shouldn’t keep …

Bob Dylan: To See or Not to See 18

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It could be argued he is the literal embodiment of a “folk hero”. He’s been a rebel, an outcast, a martyr, a villain, a fraud, a voice, a shadow, a legend. He’s disregarded time limits, abandoned principles of sound mixing, …

Elton and Bernie, Champions of Staying Power, Come Full-Circle with The Diving Board 12

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It turns out Elton John’s career did not peak when he appeared on the Muppet Show.

Upon its End, Breaking Bad’s Lessons as Memorable as its Drama +

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Goodbye, Walt. Goodbye, Jesse. Nice knowin’ ya.

After Eight Seasons, Once-Riveting Dexter Ready to Go Out With a Whimper +

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Showtime will finally say goodbye to one of its cornerstone programs Sunday when Dexter makes its curtain call. The show, on the air since 2006, was of indisputable importance to the network and to television – bringing credibility to Showtime, competition to …

In Syria Debate, Americans Decisively Choose Miley Cyrus +

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Right off the bat, let me preface this article by saying this is a piece about self-exploration. It is entirely selfish; my primary intent is to expand my perspectives for personal gain. It started as an objective political piece and …