After a year of being the single most popular woman in hip-hop, Nicki Minaj is getting some competition from all sides in 2012. On her right are jealous industry perennials like Lil' Kim. On her left are blog-buzzed upstarts like Azealia Banks.
This might actually turn out good. Competition breeds ... More >>
Hey, who's the dork just to the left of Motta's ass? The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is hallowed ground. The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is a sacred shrine.
The Basketball Hall of Fame is an absolute joke.
I realize it's weird timing, seeing tha ... More >>
The Texas Rangers better win the pennant this year, if only to atone for subjecting fans to two decades of baseball hell. Mike Shropshire chronicles the team's cursed early years in an exclusive Observer excerpt.