Remember Zelmo Beaty: Race, Religion, and Basketball in Salt Lake City

One of my favorite weekly podcasts is Slate's Hang Up and Listen, a sports podcast that deconstructs sports media and culture with a wry wit that deflates American sports of all its self-seriousness. If sports talk radio is Duck Dynasty, Hang Up is 30 Rock. Every week host Josh Levin signs off with the phrase … Continue reading Remember Zelmo Beaty: Race, Religion, and Basketball in Salt Lake City

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Yoga is either religious instruction or the “wussification of America.”

At least that's what two stories I ran into this week are saying. First, there's a Fox News story that I came across via Media Matters in which the fine folks at Fox & Friends discuss the new "trend" of children practicing yoga with guest and parenting guru (no pun intended) Larry Winget. The whole … Continue reading Yoga is either religious instruction or the “wussification of America.”