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  1. The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman and Lawrence Block

    Brian Koppelman

    Lawrence Block, author of A Walk Among the Tombstones and other classic crime novels, talks about the grit required to succeed at writing, running, and distance walking. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture podcast...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  2. Grantland Recommends: ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ Sloan, &lsqu...

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome to Grantland Recommends, in which Grantland staff members share some of their favorite discoveries and obsessions of the month, whether new, old, or new again. This month we're loving a live stream of an actual stream, a thoroughly...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  3. Wingspan and a Prayer: Trying to Decipher the Massive Promise of ...

    Zach Lowe

    Tyson Chandler has improbably become an archetypal NBA player. There have always been dirty-work big men in the NBA -- seven-footers with zero offensive game expected to block shots, rebound, and stay out of the way on offense. Defense comprised almo...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. A Move to Cleveland and a Return to the Block for Kevin Love

    Kirk Goldsberry

    It looks like the long-rumored Kevin Love-to-Cleveland deal is actually going to happen. The T-Wolves and Cavs have agreed, in principle, to swap Love for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a 2015 first-round pick. That&rsqu...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  5. Programming Alert: The Dumb Starbucks Episode of ‘Nathan fo...

    Zach Dionne

    Nathan Fielder jumped onto a lot of radars when he founded Dumb Starbucks. Tess Lynch visited the scene, and it was madness with a side of possible poignancy. Comedy Central quickly started streaming the eight-episode first season of Nathan for You o...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  6. Welcome to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, Where the Devout Will Atte...

    Michael Baumann

    One Easter Sunday during college, I pulled on my wrinkled khakis and last clean dress shirt and walked a couple of blocks to the closest Methodist church. This church had its roots in the antebellum South, but despite being within sight of t...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  7. How It Ends

    Charles P. Pierce

    It all will fall apart, if it all falls apart, on the fourth floor of a modern, semi-turreted building in downtown Oakland, across the street and up the block from a bright little park. It all will fall apart, if it all falls apart, in Courtroom No....

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  8. ‘Dave Chappelle’s Block Party,’ 10 Years Later

    Rembert Browne

    A lot can change in 10 years. 2004 was a landmark year for comedian Dave Chappelle. For the public, it was really our last year with him. But in that year, he gave us two great gifts, the end of Season 2 of Chappelle's S...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  9. Who’s That Gal? Sarah Baker, Louis C.K.’s Latest TV P...

    Zach Dionne

    Sarah Baker emerged from the ether of semi-recognizability on Monday to steal FX's hour-long Louie block and become an actress we should know about. How'd she manage it? By turning a date with the fictionalized Louis C.K. into a vital ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  10. Whose World: The Strange, Wistful 20th Anniversary of Nas's ...

    Justin Charity

    I dropped an ancient manifest of hip-hop straight off the block. -Nas, "Memory Lane (Sittin' in Da Park)," Illmatic (1994) Fancy that 20 years after his street-poetic debut as kid virtuoso from NYC's Queensbridge housing tow...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  11. Q&A: Gordon Hayward on Getting Love in Utah and the Chase-Dow...

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a predictably tough year for Gordon Hayward, thrust into a no. 1 role on a rebuilding team that let its starting front line walk in exchange for cap space it used on fringe players. Hayward has proven well-rounded, but his shooting has su...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  12. Afternoon Links: Parks and Recreation Gave Itself a 100th-Episode...

    Zach Dionne

    Parks and Recreation has evaded the chopping block many wonderful times — enough so that its 100th episode is coming up this Thursday, actually. To honor the milestone, the cast have shared their favorite moments in a new 20-minute clip. Fair w...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  13. The Star Trek 3 Directing Gig Might Go to Attack the Blocks Joe ...

    Zach Dionne

    J.J. Abrams has been vocal about the impossibility of directing Star Wars: Episode VII as well as another Star Trek movie. It's just too much space for one man; his insides would get all goopy and he'd start muddling Yoda's catchphrases with Spock's....

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  14. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Lucky 7 Debut Tonight; Read Our ...

    Grantland Staff

    ABC is rolling out a block of new shows tonight, including the much-anticipated debut of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at 8 p.m. (ABC, Marvel, and Grantland are owned by the all-powerful Walt Disney Corporation). Is the premiere "the biggest event ...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  15. Baseball archaeologist David Block

    Bryan Curtis

    How one man is rewriting the history of the game — one diary at a time.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  16. What Is Total Shots Ratio? And How Can It Improve Your Understand...

    Mike L. Goodman

    The most important thing in soccer happens extremely rarely. Over the last two seasons in the Premier League there were only 2.8 goals scored per game. That's not a lot, and because it's not a lot, it's created a real stumbling block for statistical ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013