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  1. Do You Like (Fake) Drugs? ‘Lucy,’ NZT-48, and a Defin...

    Amos Barshad

    Drugs in real life: bad. Drugs in movies: also usually pretty bad. Discussing the theoretical consumption of fake drugs in movies: good clean fun. In honor of this week's Lucy -- in which Scarlett Johansson goes from drug mule to unstoppable for...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. No Brain, No Gain

    Wesley Morris

    Lovers of Scarlett Johansson, savor the opening minutes of Lucy. She's sucking on a straw outside a bank in Taipei. Her haircut is short but big and curly and entrancingly blonde. The mischief in her eyes matches the tinge of trouble in her...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  3. Man vs. Machine

    Brian Phillips

    T his can't be happening. At around the moment when Toni Kroos fired Philipp Lahm's cross past the diving Julio Cesar for Germany's third goal against Brazil, that thought started blinking in my brain like the ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  4. It's 'Breaking Bad,' But in Spanish, and in Colomb...

    Shea Serrano

    I am a human with eyes and a brain and a television and an Internet connection, which is just a different way of saying that when Breaking Bad was running its natural course on television I watched it and thought about it and read about it. In a lot...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  5. The Trade Rumor Era

    Bryan Curtis

    Look, everyone knew LeBron James was opting out. Carmelo Anthony was no surprise, either. There has been only one truly brain-melting piece of news to come out of this NBA offseason, and Tim Bontemps had it. He just had to tweet it. Bonte...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  6. Will Smith, NFL Concussion Doctor

    Zach Dionne

    Big Willie has found a new project in Parkland director Peter Landesman's adaptation of a GQ article about concussions. Titled "Game Brain," Jeanne Marie Laskas's piece follows Dr. Bennet Omalu, "the forensic neurop...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  7. The 'Survivor: Cagayan' Finale: It's Not How You P...

    Tess Lynch

    Survivor: Cagayan - Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty was like a morality play that taught you all of the wrong lessons. When Jeff Probst, live in the studio, gathered a group of Survivor-fan children around him to encourage them to compete as so...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  8. Minnesota Not-So-Nice

    Andy Greenwald

    There's an easy way and a hard way to transform a movie into a television show. The former involves rough surgery in which the skeleton of a film is removed, but the heart and brains remain untouched. This sort of show tends to be better in theo...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  9. Counterpoint: If You Turn Off Your Brain, You Might Enjoy (the St...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    I'm not going to belly up to the keyboard here and tell you that spending somewhere between $10 and $15 on a ticket to the Aaron Paul movie Need for Speed is something you won't regret. But that's only because the high price of ad...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  10. ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Teaser: So Style, Much...

    Zach Dionne

    If you expected anything more from a Sin City sequel teaser than pure sleek pulp and a single gravelly utterance of the subtitle, these nine long years have warped your brain, friend. A Dame to Kill For will be as Robert Rodriguezy...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  11. Oprah's Lindsay Lohan Reality Show Is Almost Here, Whether Y...

    Molly Lambert

    Did you forget that Lindsay Lohan was still doing a docuseries with Oprah? I tried to forget, but somehow the information would not leave my brain, just like all the other pertinent information about Lohan I wish did not take up so much...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  12. The Marc Gasol All-Stars

    Zach Lowe

    We're done with the NBA geek's midseason triathlon: the bleary-eyed madness of All-Star Weekend, the salary-cap gymnastics of the trade deadline, and the brain-bending MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. It's time to burn the pocket...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  13. Midseason Premier League report card

    Chris Ryan and Mike L. Goodman

    Looking at the story lines and statistics that have shaped England's top flight.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  14. College Football Was Perfect Last Night

    Andrew Sharp

    If for some reason you ever find yourself arguing that college football is the best sport on earth, the 2014 BCS National Championship would make for some pretty great evidence. My brain is still half-broken after spending eight hours in Pasadena...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  15. Shia LaBeouf Tweets His Latest Apology to Daniel Clowes ... in th...

    Tess Lynch

    Last year/two and a half weeks ago, Shia LaBeouf ripped off a comic by Daniel Clowes for his short film HowardCantour.com. Remember that? Of course not; the whole point of New Year's is to reboot your brain and empty it of these items to make space f...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  16. Grantland Channel Video: 'Tough Calls,' a New Game Show, With Ant...

    Chris Ryan

    A couple of months back, David Jacoby told me we had the opportunity to interview Anthony Bennett, the no. 1 overall draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Nick Young, the no. 1 draft pick of the universe of swag. We racked our brains for about 2...

    Blog | December 18, 2013