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  1. Gortida Perdita: Manhattan Beach and 'Inherent Vice'

    Molly Lambert

    Inherent Vice's wayward hero, Doc Sportello, lives in Gordita Beach, a fictional seaside community based on the real Manhattan Beach, where Thomas Pynchon lived in the '60s and '70s. Pynchon drew on his experiences there to write ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Pink and Blue: The Powerful New Nicki Minaj Album, ‘The Pin...

    Molly Lambert

    After the release of the bad-relationship ballad "Pills N Potions" in May, it seemed like Nicki Minaj's next album was going to showcase her personal side. But when "Pills N Potions" failed to make the des...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Drones Arrive at ...

    Molly Lambert

    When the war between humans and drones begins, we'll be able to trace it back to last week, when a drone drew first blood from a civilian innocently trying to participate in the mistletoe kiss-cam promotion at a TGI Fridays. The ter...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  4. The Valley Plays Itself

    Molly Lambert

    Three of Paul Thomas Anderson's first four movies take place in the San Fernando Valley, where he and I both grew up. This alone probably made me a mark for PTA fandom, as no other director has ever portrayed the Valley as Anderson does: lovingl...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  5. Grantland Pop Culture Podcast: Molly Lambert and Susanna Fogel

    Molly Lambert

    Molly Lambert talks to writer/director Susanna Fogel about her new movie, Life Partners; the eternal appeal of Frasier; Bravo's Euros of Hollywood; and why they love L.A. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Netwo...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  6. Eye of the Beholder

    Molly Lambert

    For months leading up to the release of her new album, 1989, Taylor Swift was photographed walking out the door of her new New York town house. Sometimes she was by herself. Other times she was meeting up with a friend like supermodel Karlie Kloss. W...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  7. Cast a Spell: The Return of Fleetwood Mac to the Forum, and Marjo...

    Molly Lambert

    Built in 1967, the Forum in Inglewood, near Los Angeles, was once a top-of-the-line indoor arena that housed the Lakers and Kings and hosted sold-out shows for acts like Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, the Jackson 5, Bruce Springsteen, and Prince. As a...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  8. Shady XLII: Eminem in 2014

    Molly Lambert

    What if maturity is a myth? It's a question that plagues a lot of people as they get older and find that, while they may change physically, their brains feel exactly the same. The accepted narrative is that maturity involves growing wiser throug...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  9. Grantland Podcast: Molly Lambert and Molly Schiot

    Molly Lambert

    Molly Lambert talks to filmmaker Molly Schiot about her new 30 for 30 short, Our Tough Guy, which focuses on Bruins enforcer John Wensink. They also chat about Schiot's female sports heroes website, Butch History; HBO's Getting On;&nbs...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  10. Songs of the Week: NICK JONAS? DAMN.

    Molly Lambert

    Further proof that Bruno Mars is the hardest-working man in show business. I hope to god Ronnie Hudson got royalties from Mark Ronson for having written "West Coast Poplock," from which this song borrows liberally, with shades of Kool &...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  11. Star Power: Charles Manson Is Engaged

    Molly Lambert

    It's been a big year for celebrity weddings: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and, soon, Charles Manson and a woman named Star. Oh, you didn't hear? Twenty-six-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, who now goes by St...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  12. Scarecrows on a Hot Date: Chelsea Peretti’s Stand-up Comedy...

    Molly Lambert

    Stand-up comedy specials are more than a century old. In 1898, Comedian Cal Stewart's topical riffs ("what's the deal with the Spanish-American War?"), songs, and humorous stories were recorded for posterity for Thomas Edison&#039...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  13. NBC Continues Its Bid to Bring Back the Variety Show, With Neil P...

    Molly Lambert

    Why is NBC so invested in making the variety show happen again? The network announced yesterday that Neil Patrick Harris, who has also been tapped to be your 2015 Oscars host, will be hosting a new show based on the U.K. series Satu...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  14. It’s Hip to Be Swift

    Molly Lambert

    Taylor has called 1989 her "first documented, official pop album," but her sharp pop instincts have been fully fledged since the beginning of her country crossover career. Swift's new album is named both for the year of her birth and t...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  15. Songs of the Week: Getting Weird With ILoveMakonnen, Friedrich Li...

    Molly Lambert

    ILoveMakonnen, the Harry Nilsson of R&B, gets the remix treatment from Drake. The video is suitably weird, and the song has such a nostalgic feel that I'm already getting nostalgic thinking about how nostalgic we'll eventually be for th...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  16. My Trip to Fox’s ‘Utopia,’ Just Another Struggl...

    Molly Lambert

    I set out for the badlands of Utopia, Fox's televised experiment in communal living, with an open heart and an open mind. Though the show has been languishing in the ratings - it's been trimmed down to a single hour on Friday night&am...

    Blog | October 23, 2014