Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell top Grammy nominations

Dec 8, 2014

Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell top Grammy nominations

by Shaun Tandon

Newcomer Sam Smith joined Beyonce and Pharrell Williams on Friday to lead in nominations for the Grammy Awards, with the music industry’s annual picks weighted toward R&B-influenced artists. Smith — the British blue-eyed soul singer who emerged in force this year with “Stay With ...

JT to excerpt new Jordan book

Nov 23, 2014

JT to excerpt new Jordan book

The Japan Times will run excerpts from Hall of Fame writer Sam Smith’s new book “There Is No Next: NBA Legends on the Legacy of Michael Jordan” on the NBA great beginning in Wednesday’s print edition. Smith, who has written a bi-monthly column for ...

| Jan 23, 2013

Garnett an enigma despite unquestioned greatness

by Sam Smith

So why are so many people applauding a guy who makes fun of cancer patients, calls other men’s wives sluts and punches opponents in the groin? Well, there aren’t that many people applauding Kevin Garnett, who has been accused of those crimes and misdemeanors, ...