Shea Serrano, The Ringer

Shea Serrano

The Ringer

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Past articles by Shea:

A Story About Tim Duncan

In honor of his Hall of Fame induction, here’s what the Spurs legend means to me → Read More

The Different Sides to the DMX Experience

A few thoughts on the rapper’s titanic legacy, his real-life pain, and the gulf between the two → Read More

The Power of Selena Has Never Faded

The legendary singer’s global impact can’t be overstated, as yet another generation is introduced to her by Netflix’s new show ‘Selena: The Series’ → Read More

Who Gets a Seat at the Table? Movie Lawyer Edition.

If you were putting together a lunch for six cinematic attorneys, who would get the invite? → Read More

The Nasty, Brutal, Beautiful Triumph of A’ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces

The deciding Game 5 against the Connecticut Sun was basically a 40-minute-long torture scene. But the Aces came out of it alive, and now they’re in the WNBA Finals. → Read More

John Turturro’s Brilliance Is in the Tiny Moments

It’s a smirk. Or a blink of an eye. Or a whisper. It’s what makes the actor behind ‘Barton Fink,’ ‘Rounders,’ ‘The Night Of’ and more so good. → Read More

The Best Songs of 2020 (So Far)

A breakout protest anthem, the perfect quarantine anthem, a Beyoncé-assisted banger, and the other songs we’ve had on repeat during the first half of the year → Read More

The Difficulties of Consuming Content—and Being a Parent—in 2020

A challenging year has changed our relationships with the music and entertainment we digest. How will we look back at this period? → Read More

All the Tiny Moments That Add Up to Make ‘Top Gun’ Perfect

It’s the soundtrack, the way you feel the speed of the fighter jets; it’s the call names and the clichés; it’s the way that Maverick and Iceman constantly chomp at each other … → Read More

When the Backyard Is the Only Place for Your Kids to Go

Even in the middle of a pandemic, kids will need to play to release all of that specifically childlike energy. The worst part is reminding them that they can’t play like they used to. → Read More

The 2019-20 Disrespectful Dunk Index, Part 1

It’s that time of year, time to review the bodies who have been left dazed on the hardwood (sorry, Aron Baynes) and the men who put them (hello, Ja Morant) → Read More

Status Update: ‘The Circle’ Is the Perfect Reality Show for the Social Media Age

Netflix found a way to turn Facebook-style posturing and brand building into a competition—and the results are glorious → Read More

The Never-ending Sizzle of Jennifer Lopez’s 2019

This year didn’t happen to J.Lo—J.Lo happened to it → Read More

The Best Albums of 2019

From the indie darlings to the commercial smashes to the out-of-nowhere newcomers, two Ringer staffers break down the best long players of the year → Read More

Daniel Kaluuya Is the Most Interesting Under-35 Actor in Hollywood

The gifted star of ‘Queen & Slim’ can make you feel what he’s feeling—empty evil, contempt, uncertainty—from a single stare → Read More

Who Would Be in Your Space Movie Dream Team?

If you had to assemble a crew of film astronauts to usher you safely to the moon and back to Earth, who would you pick to accompany you on this mission? → Read More

The Mastery of Christian Bale, in Seven Charts

After rewatching every movie in which the ‘Ford v Ferrari’ actor plays a major role—yes, even ‘Terminator Salvation’—our writer presents graphical proof of his excellence → Read More

Finding Comfort in the Community at a Minor League Hockey Game

On Los Chimuelos de San Antonio, AHL promotions, old man Mexican musk, ‘Selena,’ and the new ‘Terminator’ movie → Read More

Don’t Sleep on Dejounte Murray and the Spurs

For a die-hard San Antonio fan, the return of a dynamic young point guard from a lengthy injury is cause for optimism this season → Read More

‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Isn’t Just Bad, It’s Stupid

With a better plot and some self-awareness, the fifth installment of the Sylvester Stallone action franchise could’ve been fun, clever, and interesting. It isn’t. → Read More