Homer Simpson, ‘Goodfellas,’ and the Most Influential Sports Painting Ever

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At first glance, the cover of last week’s issue of The New Yorker, by longtime magazine illustrator Bruce McCall, seems like a fun but weird image of hockey players fighting in a boxing ring. Okay, hockey is violent, there’s that old joke about going to a boxing […]

A Uni Watch Look at Marvelous Marvin Hagler

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Good morning, and happy Ides of March from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be safe and well. Hope everything is also good at your home.

I know most of you don’t care about boxing, but I want to talk about it […]

Playing With Fire: A Chat with Cartoonist Ed Hall

I realize anything involving President Trump tends to make people lose their minds, but I’m going to risk it anyway, because a few days ago I saw a really interesting cartoon, and I want to talk about it today.

The cartoon, which is about the California wildfires, was created by Ed Hall, an established political […]

Pens and Isles Wear Star of David for Massacre Victims

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On Monday I speculated about the various ways that the Steelers might memorialize the Tree of Life massacre victims. But the Penguins beat them to it. For last night’s home game against the Islanders, they wore a cleverly designed jersey patch featuring their standard triangle-based logo with […]