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  1. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons and Grantland's Zach Lowe give their thoughts on the NBA playoff matchups, who they think the breakout young star will be, and the NBA awards ballots. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check o...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Roster Doctor: Fantasy Baseball Preview

    Jonah Keri

    If you've been reading Grantland's baseball coverage this spring, you've probably noticed an obsession with Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar. Looking for a prime 2014 breakout candidate? Salazar's your guy. W...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. The Breakout Brigade

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the 2014 edition of Grantland's annual MLB Breakouts column. Last year, I spotlighted up-and-coming stars like Freddie Freeman (yeah!), Matt Harvey (woo!), Domonic Brown (I'm the best at this!), and, um ...; Je...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  4. James Franklin Drops Anchor at Penn State

    Holly Anderson

    We're not good at predictions. We keep telling y'all this, and then backing it up every time we make one. Seasons can turn on one freak injury, one breakout performance, or just one bad day, and trying to track the long-term viability of head coachin...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  5. Who Is This Cara Delevingne Person and Why Is Every Celebrity in ...

    Molly Lambert

    Every year, thousands of models are cast in runway shows and ad campaigns, but only a few go on to become bankable brands that can turn a profit. Since the decline of the '90s supermodel empire, the chances of becoming a breakout name in the modeling...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  6. Masked Man does a Q&A with WWE superstar Daniel Bryan

    The Masked Man

    WWE's undersize superstar on how beards - and careers - don't happen overnight.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2013
  7. Q&A: Inside Llewyn Daviss Oscar Isaac on the Coen Brothers, Work...

    John Lopez

    Oscar Isaac may be the luckiest actor in Hollywood right now — and he knows it. After breakout roles in Robin Hood and Drive, he's double-stepped it up the escalator of success and now finds himself headlining Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest fi...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  8. Are We Witnessing the Rise of Jake Locker?

    Bill Barnwell

    While slow starts around the league have cast aspersions on the possible breakout seasons of several notable quarterbacks, one player whose stock has been rising is Jake Locker. The 2-1 Titans are within an overtime loss of starting 3-0, and Locker h...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  9. The career of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails

    Steven Hyden

    From 'Hurt' to Hesitation Marks, the Nine Inch Nails godhead finds himself back where he started.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  10. Video on Demand Report: Burt Wonderstone's Old Tricks

    Tara Ariano

    The Headliner The Incredible Burt Wonderstone When Steve Carell was the breakout star of Anchorman and then the headliner of the absurdly charming The 40 Year Old Virgin, we probably all thought his path to greatness as a comedic film actor...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  11. Grantland on the 2013 NHL Playoffs

    Grantland Staff

    Our coverage of the breakout players, most heartbreaking losses, and biggest games of this year's Stanley Cup race.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  12. Q&A: Ethan Hawke on The Purge, Before Midnight, His Relationship ...

    John Lopez

    From his breakout role in Dead Poets Society to Reality Bites and Before Sunrise (followed thereafter by Gattaca, Training Day, and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead), Ethan Hawke set the parameters of the indie heartthrob as a preppy slacker, a way...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  13. Kurt Vile Keeps It Low-Key with Wakin on a Pretty Daze

    Steven Hyden

    Kurt Vile looks the way his music sounds. Modestly built with weary yet intense eyes obscured by long tangles of stoner-guy locks, he's a walking mumblecore redux of classic rock. Vile's excellent 2011 album Smoke Ring for My Halo, his breakout relea...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  14. 8 Great NHL Trade Breakouts

    Sean McIndoe

    If you're an NHL general manager pulling the trigger on a trade, there are a few ways the move can blow up in your face. Maybe the star player you get back has nothing left. Maybe the deal messes up your team chemistry. Maybe somebody gets hurt. Mayb...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  15. With Will Ferrell's Help, Kristen Wiig Gets a Cable Access Show

    Amos Barshad

    Where has Kristen Wiig been since Bridesmaids made her a bankable movie star? Straight stackin’ ’em, yo. Since her big cinematic breakout in 2011, Wiig's got five flicks wrapped up and ready to go: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Despica...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  16. Jonah Keri on the major leaguers who could make the leap this sea...

    Jonah Keri

    Which 16 players have the best chance at setting the league on fire this season?

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013