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  1. Sundance Diary, Day 5: Shut-ins, Gamblers, and Greta Gerwig

    Wesley Morris

    Some documentaries show up here and you can easily surmise what incited them. A filmmaker opened a newspaper, was transfixed by a public figure, felt a sense of social justice, knew Al Gore. The provenance of The Wolfpack is unclear. How did Crystal...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  2. He Pulls You Back In: Al Pacino Is in Full Flight, Despite the Ma...

    Kevin Lincoln

    The Humbling opens with Al Pacino, looking like a day trader who's been living in a glass of Wild Turkey. He's reciting Shakespeare to himself in a dressing-room mirror. From there, things only get more meta. It's a curi...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  3. ‘B.S. Report’: Al Michaels

    Bill Simmons

    Al Michaels sits down with Bill Simmons to discuss his new book, You Can't Make This Up, calling play-by-play for the Miracle on Ice, and the time he acted on Hawaii Five-O. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  4. Miami Nice: The Wayward Marlins Take Aim at Sustained Success

    Jonah Keri

    Way back in 2007, the Marlins employed a 24-year-old slugger who possessed terrifying skills at the plate. Four seasons plus into his career, he'd blossomed into a perennial MVP candidate and the face of a franchise that had twice won it al...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  5. The Nationals’ Max Scherzer Signing Is a Short-Term Coup, a...

    Jonah Keri

    The Washington Nationals and free-agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer have reportedly agreed to a seven-year contract, potentially paving the way for another blockbuster deal out of D.C. and dramatically affecting multiple playoff races. Though th...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  6. The Heat Wave: 20 Years of Michael Mann

    Chris Ryan and Sean Witzke

    Michael Mann's 11th feature film, Blackhat, opens Friday. To celebrate, Chris Ryan and Sean Witzke take a look back at the last 20 years - since the release of his masterpiece, Heat - of one of the most provocative, stylish, thril...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  7. The Unassuming, Unknown Superstar Status of Al Horford

    Zach Lowe

    A black cloud hovered over the Atlanta Hawks organization in late November. The team had only just started what has now become a 22-2 rampage, but no one could have predicted that. In fact, the Hawks knew they were good, but in hushed moments, people...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  8. Oakland's Ben Zobrist Deal Erases Any Doubt About Billy Bean...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Saturday, the Oakland Athletics made a trade that forced us (and Josh Reddick) to reassess their offseason for at least the fourth time, acquiring utility legend Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Rays for catcher/DH John Jaso, 20-ye...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  9. The Kansas City Royals’ Unsurprising, Underwhelming Winter

    Ben Lindbergh

    When did the 2014 Royals start to surprise us? It wasn't in October, when Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas stopped trying to string singles together and became acquainted with walks and homers. It wasn't in the last minutes of Septe...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  10. Boxing: 2014, the Year of Suck

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Ask anyone who follows boxing: 2014 was a terrible year for the sport. Challenge one of the seen-it-all ringside scribes who has observed the sport for decades to come up with a year so chock-full of disgraceful mi...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  11. What the Three-Team, 11-Player Wil Myers Trade Bonanza Means for ...

    Jonah Keri

    San Diego, Tampa Bay, and Washington staged a battle royale on Wednesday, engaging in a three-team trade involving a whopping 11 players. Though the Padres' acquisition of 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from the Rays is the centerpiece of ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  12. Korver’s Threat: How the Atlanta Sharpshooter Frightens NBA...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The most potent jump shot in the NBA might belong to Atlanta's Kyle Korver. The Hawks deadeye ranks first in the league in 3-point percentage and second in 3-point production, and through 24 games he's shooting a ridiculous 54.6 p...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  13. Q&A: Nas’s Brother, Jungle, on Life in Queensbridge and...

    Thomas Golianopoulos

    The most powerful scene in Nas: Time Is Illmatic doesn't include Nas. Near the end of the documentary about the classic 1994 album, Nas's brother, Jabari Jones, better known as Jungle, inspects a photo from Illmatic's al...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  14. What Does The U Mean to You?

    Andrew Sharp

    When you ask someone what they remember about the University of Miami teams from the early 2000s, you get all kinds of different responses, depending on whom you're talking to. A younger person will definitely mention swag, because no football ...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  15. The Marlins Maneuver, the Tigers Retool, the Phillies Accept Fate...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Major League Baseball's winter meetings came to a close Thursday, but not without another torrent of transactions. We've analyzed the Dodgers' day of trade/signing insanity and the Red Sox's new, unsexy starter...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  16. Lester Who? The Red Sox Rebuild With Three Solid (Albeit Not Sexy...

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox moved quickly to make up for missing out on Jon Lester, landing three starting pitchers in the span of a few hours without sacrificing any premium prospects or raiding the vault for a massive free-agent deal. In the headlining d...

    Blog | December 11, 2014