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Matt Giles


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Past articles by Matt:

The Golden Age of White Collar Crime

White collar crime is out of control. Here's how elites captured nearly every institution that is supposed to hold them accountable. By Michael Hobbes. → Read More

The Greatest Minor League Basketball Player Of All Time Spent A Career Forgetting His Dream

Sitting in front of his locker at the Staples Center that night in January 2007, Renaldo Major hesitated. Earlier that day, the 24-year-old guard had signed a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors before promptly making his NBA debut in a road game against the Clippers, scoring five points and swiping two steals in 27 minutes off the bench. As he undressed, he thought about the moment’s… → Read More

An Ode to Natasha Bedingfield’s ‘Unwritten’

MTV’s “The Hills” was a memorable reality show with an even more memorable theme song. → Read More

Just Try To Stop Markus Howard

The most remarkable aspect of 2019’s most remarkable college basketball player is his age: Markus Howard just turned 20 years old. The Marquette junior guard is one of the youngest players in his class, yet the 5-foot-11 Howard has spent this revelatory season torching all comers. → Read More

College Hoops' Most Brutal Losing Streak Is Over

The streak wasn’t mentioned much. Sure, everyone wearing a purple Eutectics hoodie on campus knew that the St. Louis College of Pharmacy men’s basketball team hadn’t won a game in four years—that sort of ineptitude earns a modicum of notoriety—but future pharmacists don’t generally spend upwards of $35,000 a year to pay much attention to a sports team. → Read More

Why Are We Still Ignoring Lee Krasner?

Lee Krasner wasn't just instrumental to the evolution of Jackson Pollock as an artist. Her influence extended across the Abstract-Expressionist movement. → Read More

How I Fell In Love With Ranch Dressing

The complexities of the "American dressing" are subtle. → Read More

Eight Days in September, A Decade Later

Looking back at the weekend that nearly destroyed America's economy. → Read More

One Dollar a Word? That’ll Be $28,000

Fresh off Watergate, Carl Bernstein next turned to expose the connection between the CIA and newspapers. For his efforts, he was paid $28,000. Inside one of publishing’s biggest boondoggles. → Read More

The Escapism of Bruce Springsteen

The appeal of Springsteen's "Baby, we were born to run!" → Read More

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners

This year's Pulitzer winners include Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, investigative reporting from The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the New Yorker, music from Kendrick Lamar, and more. → Read More

David Chang’s ‘Ugly Delicious’ Pushes Food TV in the Right Direction

'Ugly Delicious' is everything that food TV should be, but a failure to address today's most pressing issues leaves us wanting much, much more. → Read More

Women’s Basketball Is Just Now Getting Advanced Stats. They’re Already Changing the Game.

HerHoopStats is revolutionizing the sport. → Read More

This College Hoops Team Has 100 Straight Losses, But Who's Counting?

Of course Anthony Vallejo knew about The Streak. He wasn’t overly concerned about it when he enrolled at St. Louis College of Pharmacy this past fall, but, during his recruitment, the 6-foot-5 guard did ask head coach Danny Brown why the team hadn’t won a game since November 2014. → Read More

Mike Daum Can Score. Now He Needs To Change.

There are few teams across the Division I landscape that are as consistent as South Dakota State when it comes to reaching the postseason. The Jackrabbits play in the Summit League and have won the sprawling mid-major conference’s auto-bid in five of the last seven seasons, and while none of those squads made much noise upon reaching March Madness, the first-round games weren’t blowouts. Two of… → Read More

How a Medical Catastrophe Can Bankrupt a Life

A bout with food poisoning, the birth of my first child, and the terrifying discovery that I couldn't walk. → Read More

‘The Paper’ is the Most Essential and Overlooked Film About Journalism

No other film conveys the madness or the fun of deadline journalism. → Read More

When Newspapers Cover the Private Lives of Nazis

Ordinary details can furnish a room, they can set a table, they can fill the time between hushed meetings of planned genocide. → Read More

Jeff Goldblum Prefers Pouring Orange Juice in His Cereal

The actor is a steadfast convert, but does that mean the actor is right? → Read More

The World’s Best Three-on-Three Basketball Player Is a Serbian Nicknamed Mr. Bullutproof

Growing up in Novi Sad, Serbia, Dusan Domovic Bulut fantasized about hitting a game-winning shot in the NBA. The point guard would watch old games on w ... → Read More