Emile Griffith’s Mortal Combat

When Emile Griffith launched twenty-nine unanswered punches against the helpless welterweight Champion Benny Paret in Madison Square Garden March 24, 1962, no one watching the fight realized he was witnessing

The Wrath of Khans?

In between musings about the economy and his republic’s famous honey, Rustem Khamitov admits he is the last President of Bashkortostan. In case your knowledge of ‘stan’ geography is a bit rusty, Bashkortostan is a semi-autonomous republic

Che Guevara’s Racism

When Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., chastised Jay-Z and Beyonce in a TV interview for their recent trip to Cuba, he especially criticized Jay-Z for his adoration of Che Guevara. “I