The 10 Greatest, Most Hollywood-Worthy Sports Stories of the 21st Century

Confetti. Newspapers. Tears, kisses and raised fists. The sight of a sports championship victory is one of the sweetest sights that sports have to offer (one sadly robbed from us by COVID-19 the past couple of months). Year after year, the crowning of a champion also marks the culmination of a season-long narrative. These teams … Continue reading The 10 Greatest, Most Hollywood-Worthy Sports Stories of the 21st Century

MLB Preview: Dodgers, Yankees Enter Chaos of 2020 Season as Favorites

Roughly one year ago today, I was sitting in the outfield bleachers in Nationals Park with my brother Nate. The game was great — a interdivisional matchup between the Nats and the Braves with playoff implications, a beautiful night and, best of all for my anti-Washington sports inclinations, a Braves blowout win. Nate even caught … Continue reading MLB Preview: Dodgers, Yankees Enter Chaos of 2020 Season as Favorites

The Duality of Progress in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park

The following is an essay I wrote as my final paper for my Film History class at Northwestern. Enjoy! Over 25 years after its release, Jurassic Park stands today as a quintessential Hollywood blockbuster, a film with both unprecedented box office success and strong cultural and critical acclaim. Director Steven Spielberg amazed audiences with groundbreaking … Continue reading The Duality of Progress in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park