Red Sox legend Ted Williams chats with ¨Pumpsie¨Green, the first African-American player on the last team to integrate.

All knowledgeable baseball fans, and maybe even most Americans, know the profound importance of Jackie Robinson and the incalculable impact his breaking of the color barrier had upon his major league debut in April 1947. Those who revel in the lore of the national pastime surely are aware that it…

Un Paseo Por Los Ángeles Antes De Que Cambiara El Mundo

Fui a la Ciudad de los Ángeles antes de que COVID afectara el año para todo el mundo by Connor Jalbert on Unsplash

Soy de un pueblo ubicado en la península impecable aunque bien provincial Cabo Cod, pero ya llevo 5 años en la Ciudad de México. Está mudanza radical ha sido un gran cambio, el que ha impactado mi vida para…

When The Patriots Were NFL´s Laughingstock- A Look Back on the Pre-Brady Patriots

The 2020–2021 NFL season represents a new era for the New England Patriots, by far the winningest team of the 21st Century so far- and the most polarizing to boot. Unlike say, the 1990s Bulls or the…

How Boston Has Started to Lose Its Iconic Eateries- a Crisis Exacerbated by COVID 19

This old charming city has seen its considerable restaurant legacy diminish.. even before COVID Photo by Tiffany Chan on Unsplash

Boston, a relatively small but historic and culturally rich city by the bay, has long been blessed with a fertile culinary tradition. Just as Chicago has deep dish pizza, and the San Francisco dining experience…

Does Saul Bellow Hold Up as a Great American Novelist in a Woke Age?

After almost a century of the esteemed international award, the Nobel Prize for Literature has only been awarded to an American writer 11 times; in 1930, Sinclair Lewis was the first yankee recipient of the award…

The Battle Between Cinema and Television in the 1950s-

and Its Legacy Today During an Uncertain Time for the Moviegoing Experience

In the days of the Coronavirus, movie theaters everywhere look like this Photo by Felix Mooneeram on Unsplash

In these surreal, disorienting days of COVID-19, the industry of movie theaters and the experience of going out to a movie-house to see the latest flashy blockbuster or Oscar-worthy…

Trump might seem like a joke living abroad, but the consequences of his Presidency are very real by Darren Halstead on Unsplash

I would like to say I will never forget where I was when I saw now-President Donald Trump´s infamous descent from the escalators of Trump Tower in June of 2015, but the truth is I did not pay it all that much mind. The initial campaign salvo just seemed like…

How The NFL Overtook Baseball as America´s Pastime-For Better or Worse

Ämerica´s Game¨ has long since been usurped by football by Chris Briggs on Unsplash

As the Coronavirus continues to ravage the United States on a scale greater than any other nation on Earth (with Brazil close behind), one of the most lucrative and beloved American treasures, professional sports, has been put on hold…

Lessons for Biden Vs. Trump from the 1988 Election That Changed Modern Politics

Will voter turnout in November reflect the current polling? by visuals on Unsplash

During almost every new election cycle, the media tries to find parallels with past elections, as if any election is truly predictable (especially after the shocking results of November 2016). Most frequently, the elections of yesteryear that…

Samuel Burleigh

A gringo living in Mexico City. I love teaching, languages, music, film, literature, and history.

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