Michael Serazio

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  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Twenty-five years ago, Mark and Louise Zwick came to the sort of crossroads in their lives that explains pretty much everything that's happened ever since. Mark, a parish social worker, was pacing the hallways of St. Theresa Catholic Church while ...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    It's a few days before Easter, and the old Compaq Center looks like a dusty skeleton of its eventual self. The arena buzzes loudly with heavy-duty construction work as Joel Osteen steps inside and surveys what will become the 16,000-seat home for ...

  • 10 years ago

    For better or for worse, the Yao Ming story has been about far more than what the seven-foot-six square-jawed center did on the court. That puts him right at home in a city that has always celebrated unique sports heroes -- from Nolan Ryan to Geor...

  • 10 years ago

    Every pop scene has its utopian leanings. It shows up when John Lennon reimagines (or is it cribs from?) Karl Marx or when Ice Cube sails through a good day and has no need of his AK. When it comes to diversity, dance music has always been especia...

  • 10 years ago

    On paper, their initial agreement had the markings of an unusual but successful partnership. He was gay. She was lesbian. They were both unmarried. According to her attorney, they did not know each other all that well and had met through a hairdre...

  • 11 years ago

    Much like the flawless jump shot that made him famous, Shawn Respert's life -- or at least his basketball career -- had a definitive arc that you could trace. On June 28, 1995, it reached its highest point. On that date, the Portland Trail Blazers...