Readers: Before, I discuss this article that appeared last Summer in The Guardian, I wanted to tell you my left-handed story. I was in grade school in the early to mid-1960s. I was born left-handed and only knew how to write left-handed (my socially conservative parent never a big deal about it). In my English/Writing […]

President Trump currently has 42.4 million Twitter followers, making him the 21st most popular account on the social-media platform. “ONE year after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in America’s presidential election of 2016, objective indicators of his job performance are poor. His approval rating of 37% is lower than that of any other commander-in-chief nine months […]

Readers: I am continuing my week-long review of the shortlist entries for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017. Below is more detail on this entry. I also adding some context about the concept of what a Triple Play is after the dataviz screenshots. Best regards, Michael Triple Play Art by Tresta Inc A visualization of […]

Source: John S. Kierman, Super Bowl XLIX By The Numbers, WalletHub.com, January 26, 2015, http://wallethub.com/blog/super-bowl-by-the-numbers/1589/.

The old adage “You get what you pay for” applies in most situations. Apparently not in the NFL. With the 2014 season in the books, SI.com compiled a list of the 25 highest-paid quarterbacks in terms of yearly average salary (data via Spotrac.com) and charted how they fared, as measured by wins. Some of the […]

Readers: I grew up a Big-10 fan. Most of my family either went to The University of Michigan or Michigan State University. I loved Bo-Woody football and still root for the Big-10 even though I have been living out in the Western region of the country my entire adult life. Bowl season has been painful for […]

Source: Haydn Simons, The Illustrated Game – A Map Of World Cup Brazil 2014, November 28, 2013, http://www.haydnsymons.com/news/the-illustrated-game-a-map-of-world-cup-brazil-2014/. Haydn’s comments on creating this infographic: Personally, I can’t think of anything better than illustration mixed with sport, or even better, football! While on Twitter the other day I stumbled across an online publication which features illustration […]