damonyoung13
Damon Young
damonyoung13
Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)
Dec 30
49

I’m not sure I am totally on board with calling them “flaws”. This seems more like a pretty common sports problem, where a solid performer was drafted high to play a role not supported by Soul’s scouting report, and acceptable aspects of Soul’s game are getting called flaws because of the framework Soul is playing in, Read more

Dec 22
2

The Magic looked at their worthless team and went “Yup, let’s lock in Jonathon Isaacs and Markelle Fultz for a combined $38/40 mill a year.” Read more

Dec 18
1

This is a fantastic piece, but it sorta glides by the single most annoying thing he did with some “reasonable people disagree” ish...

He was injured when the NBA went into the bubble, so he wasn’t going to play when they decided to restart... and he wasn’t going to miss out on any games if they didn’t. So he wasn’t Read more

Dec 16
2

Exactly. This article and my sons observations made me look at some of my judgments that were...shall we say...skewed

Dec 16
2

I think it’s acceptable, as a reasonably intelligent sports fan, to irrationally dislike particular athletes so long as you recognize the irrationality of your own sentiments. I’m pretty sure all devoted sports fans have their irrational dislikes. I don’t like LeBron because I’m a Warriors fan. But I recognize his Read more

Dec 16
2

Great article Damon. As someone who is TOTALLY Team Lebron, I have a sincere distatste for Kyrie. I find the passion for dude I see emanating from my hood brothers as puzzling...cause dude aint hood....but I also see hate for Lebron from pro black brothers and find that even more baffling. One day my youngest son opine Read more

Dec 15
1

Kyrie is as fun to watch as he is hard to listen to. Full disclosure I am a Boston fan. It was so exciting to have him on the team. That said, it did seem like there were some cohesion issues. Certainly not all his fault, as I think the young guys were a bit too big for their britches as well. That said the “the Read more

Nov 23
6

I never recovered from Kanye casting Selita Ebanks as a Cosmic Chicken.

Nov 23
32

Honestly, I think it could have done everything he wanted it to do and not be enough. Kanye has always been one where it doesn’t matter, he wants more, more, more. Like many, many artists of all mediums, the ‘All artists are attention whores’ I heard one visual artist tell me seems to strike HARD with Kanye.
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Nov 23
8

He didn’t get any of those white accolades because this was in the shadow of interrupting white girl Taylor Swift at the MTV Awards. “Runaway” was supposed to be his apology, and people liked it, but the “right” people didn’t like it enough.

Nov 18
155

Strong list. I’d only take exception to “52. Essential Workers.” Too often, that translates to, “expendable minority who has to perform risky work so white people can stay safe at home.” Read more

Oct 5
4

Speaking of shoes, I’m contemplating purchasing either tap or ballet shoes at some point in the future. Now, I figure tap is probably more comfortable for running, should that prove necessary, but ballet is probably better for going over a fence; neither seems like it would appreciate freshly laid sod.

Oct 5
35

I have been ridic happy with Brooks running shoes, particularly as a woman large of foot. Support matters!

Oct 5
13

One room,... gotta go roller. You’ll be done before you could get everything covered up to be ready to spray.

Oct 5
7

Take a look at Altras. They’re running and hiking shoes, so they’re generally not very attractive, but if you’ve got the wide forefoot, like I do, the comfort more than makes up for it.

Oct 5
15

I feel like roll is the right way. Even layers for the most part. Somehow I feel like it uses less paint too

Oct 5
16

I took my dog for a ride in the car today. He was very happy.