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  1. Institutional Bias: The Excellent New Documentary About Edward Sn...

    Wesley Morris

    In some sense, Laura Poitras's Edward Snowden documentary, Citizenfour, is an action film. Its action only seems anticlimactic. We're talking about SD cards and keystrokes, conversations that lead to stories that wind up in the pa...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  2. The Kansas City Royals Already Won the World Series of the Intern...

    Corban Goble

    Forget a montage. This Kansas City Royals playoff run is a movie: * Catcher Salvador Perez's walk-off base hit in the bottom of the 12th inning in a wild-card game in which the Royals had a 4.4 percent win probability going...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  3. The Other Guys: How Benches and Bullpens Are Shaping the MLB Play...

    Jonah Keri

    There was never much reason to believe that Kansas City's Terrance Gore would make it to the big leagues. Sure, the 5-foot-7, 165-pounder could run as fast as a politician from a sex scandal, stealing 168 bases with a 91 percent success rate in...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  4. Where Amazing Happens: Why the MLB Playoffs Have Been Insanely Ex...

    Ben Lindbergh

    There are somewhere between 15 and 27 games remaining in the MLB postseason, depending on whether baseball's surviving teams give us sweeps or Game 7s. We don't know if October will end on a high note; maybe all those games will b...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  5. NLDS Preview: Breaking Down Giants vs. Nationals and Cardinals vs...

    Jonah Keri

    The Dodgers are hoping to avenge last year's NLCS loss to St. Louis, while the Cardinals are aiming to make another World Series run. The Giants, fresh off a decisive wild-card win, are trying to extend their even-year title streak to three...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  6. The Eye of the Beholder: What David Fincher Sees

    Molly Lambert

    David Fincher's directing career started in 1984 with an anti-smoking PSA for the American Cancer Society that depicted a fetus smoking a cigarette. The ironic juxtaposition of images immediately became Fincher's calling card. It led h...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  7. K.C. Masterpiece

    Rany Jazayerli

    It's weird to root for something that goes against what you believe in, but that's where I found myself as I flew out of O'Hare yesterday morning to watch the Royals play the A's in the American League wild-card game, Kansas Cit...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  8. NL Wild-Card Preview: Giants vs. Pirates

    Jonah Keri

    The Pirates are back in the playoffs for the second straight year following a two-decade drought, while the Giants are going for their third World Series in the last five seasons. Both teams have the horses to make a deep playoff run, but only one wi...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  9. David Fincher Pulls a Soderbergh, Will Direct the Whole Season of...

    Amos Barshad

    In an interview last week about Gone Girl, David Fincher casually let it slip that he's coming back to TV, and in a major way. While his name was heavily associated with the selling of Netflix's now-beloved House of Cards, he knocked out on...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  10. AL Wild-Card Preview: A’s vs. Royals

    Ben Lindbergh

    After six months of slow-developing regular-season play, we've reached the point of the year when baseball morphs into a small-sample sport and demands that we do in-depth analyses of individual games, which would have made us look like ove...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  11. Everything You Need to Know (Which Admittedly Isn't Much!) A...

    Michael Baumann

    So many great stories from baseball history take place on the last weekend of the regular season, from Merkle's Boner to the phenomenal final night of the 2011 season. Over at SI.com, Jay Jaffe tracks the possibilities for maximum chaos at...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  12. Johnny-Come-Lately’s Guide to the MLB Stretch Run

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball isn't like the NBA, where you don't really need to pay attention until the second round of the playoffs. So if you've been on a spiritual quest to Cambodia or playing ninepins with the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his men in up...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  13. MLB September Math: When Small Numbers Become Big, and Fan Optimi...

    Michael Baumann

    The Miami Marlins are only 4.5 games back of the National League's second wild-card spot. That's incredible - 4.5 games is nothing. It's slightly more than a good weekend. It's a hiccup, and they have 18 games in which t...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  14. Iron Men: Quantifying the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Remarkable In...

    Ben Lindbergh

    At the age when most players, and particularly most catchers, have begun to decline, 31-year-old Pirates backstop Russell Martin is peaking. As usual, Martin has excelled on defense this season, posting strong pitch-framing stats, a stellar pop time,...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  15. A Clockwork Oakland: What the Heck Happened to the Once Great A&r...

    Jonah Keri

    At the end of play on July 30, the Oakland A's led the AL West by 2.5 games. They owned the best record in baseball, at 66-41. They also boasted the top run differential, outscoring opponents by an amazing 162 runs, which is what happens wh...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  16. The Mystery of ‘Gone Girl’ May Drive Us Mad Bef...

    Zach Dionne

    These Finchertastic trailers for Gone Girl are starting to drive me insane. I know there's some kind of a, like, book out there that features the same plot as this movie? I just haven't read it yet! Can I wait till...

    Blog | August 26, 2014