Sports, News & Views - Week of April 24th-30th

Lexapro, Kanye & Me: Molly Lambert on the ghost of SSRIS - An interesting view on Kanye's twitter rants the past few months and what he revealed in song off his newest CD, The Life Of Pablo

MLB's Brewing Fight Over Smokeless Tobacco - Fangraph's dives into the issue of smokeless tobacco use in the MLB and the upcoming battle to possibly ban the use of it in MLB stadiums

Bam Margera admits to binge drinking due to the loss of his best friend, Ryan Dunn. Bam is set to appear on the next season of VH1's Family Therapy in hopes of cleaning up his life. 

The staff and customers at a County Kerry bar brought the house down in a emotional performance of The Killers' 'Mr Brightside' to mark the passing of a friend. Brian O'Sullivan climbed the bar at Falvey's Bar, Killorglin, on Thursday to lead the tribute to Ger Foley, who had died earlier in the week.

19-year old Alessia Cara's soulful voice stands out on pop tracks and she is in line to be one of the biggest names in music in the coming years. Although "Here" is her only radio hit so far she is quickly building a catalogue full of catchy tunes that I'll unconsciously find myself tapping my foot too.

Trent Richardson, the former #3 overall pick in the 2012 draft, found himself out of the NFL 3 years later. Richardson has been vocal in recent weeks about what led to his downfall and is determined to get his NFL career back on track. Read More:

Anderson .Paak burst onto the mainstream music scene in 2015 as a singer/songwriter on Dr Dre's album, Compton. In early 2016 he released his third album Malibu which has received mostly positive reviews from critics. Paak's music is a blend of hip-hop and funk and although different, is a refreshing sound compared to the hip-hop that sits atop Billboard charts today. Give it a listen.