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  1. Common Would Like to Judge Your Furniture

    Eric Thurm

    Last night, a little show called Framework premiered on Spike. It is a reality competition show in which contestants design different kinds of furniture. It starts with a montage of Egyptian hieroglyphics depicting ancient furniture. It's h...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  2. Who’s Going to Win the Club World Cup? Related: Who Cares?

    Graham Ruthven

    FIFA maintains a common design across all of its trophies: A globe in the style of a soccer ball is the dominant centerpiece. Its depiction illustrates - however ham-handedly - the universal resonance of soccer,...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. Books of the Year: Mysterious Women, Sad Men, and Stories From th...

    Kevin Nguyen

    Sarah Koenig's podcast Serial may be real-life reportage, but it opens with the most common mystery convention: a dead woman. From its earliest episodes, I couldn't help but be reminded of Celeste Ng's near-perfect debut...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  4. The Soundtrack of Your Life Is Soundtracks: How the Music of &lsq...

    Steven Hyden

    The most common argument used to discredit MTV, back when MTV aired videos regularly, was that it changed pop from a music-centric to a visual-centric medium. The assertion was that MTV diminished art in favor of image, brainwashing kids into buying...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  5. NFL Week 6 Winners and Losers: How Do You Spell Elite? F-L-A-C-C-...

    Robert Mays

    The Lions Defense This Lions performance had a lot in common with the last time Detroit played without Calvin Johnson. It was early October and Detroit was facing a division rival away from home. Offensively, th...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  6. Dear Clayton; Love, Pedro

    Ben Lindbergh

    Dear Clayton, Pedro Martinez's 2000 season here. I heard you were having a pretty good year, so I took a look at the stats, and wow: We have so much in common. We're almost identical ERA brothers! Me at 1.74, you at 1.70. Both...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  7. Status Bro: The Inauthentic Authenticity of Maroon 5

    Steven Hyden

    There's a public-relations maneuver common among campaigning politicians and disgraced celebrities that involves the deployment of self-awareness as defense mechanism. The idea is that if you acknowledge the public's perception of...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  8. Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: Nearing the Naked Network

    David Jacoby

    This week of reality TV was dominated by the introduction of Bachelor in Paradise, a show so lowest common denominatory that we at Grantland were compelled to give it the full Shootaround treatment. ABC's new psychotic sexfest in seclusion wasn&...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  9. No One Will Ever Kill 'American Gladiators'

    Zach Dionne

    American Gladiators, which came back for two quick seasons in 2008, is being revived once again."It's a little darker, more intense, more serious. It's a little less red, white and blue," executive producer Arthur Smith ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  10. The Teacher and the Students: Remembering Maya Angelou in Culture...

    Rembert Browne

    Maya Angelou died this morning, 86 years young. The news is devastating for innumerable reasons, one of which is that she was a teacher to so many, in so many different ways. Whether through her autobiographies, her poem...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  11. Did ‘Blended’ Bombing Finally Blow Up the Adam Sandle...

    John Lopez

    Remember when Adam Sandler was a Teflon-coated moneymaker whose lowest-common-denominator comedies could shrug off a locust plague's worth of bad reviews and still bank $100 million at the box office? Well, no longer. This Memorial Day week...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  12. Whither Blog Rock?

    Steven Hyden

    Next week, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will release its fourth album, Only Run. Out of all the possible reactions to this sentence, I imagine these two are most common: 1. "Why is he writing about a band with a dumb name that I've...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  13. Finding Common Ground With Yasiel Puig and Alex Ovechkin

    Michael Baumann

    At their best, player comparisons are an easy shorthand for scouts and analysts to describe an athlete to an unfamiliar audience. More often, they're a lazy heuristic that strips that description of its nuance. Doug McDermott is a 6-foot-8...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  14. Let’s All Start Spending Spring Break at Spring Training. D...

    Matt Borcas

    Observation: Spring break and spring training have a lot in common. For example: 1. They both occur during the same season (spring). 2. They both involve reckless twentysomethings flocking to warm coastal regions. 3. They both played major r...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  15. HBO Is Releasing a Mixtape With Big Boi and Common Rapping About ...

    Zach Dionne

    A couple of things people have been known to enjoy: hip-hop, Game of Thrones. So HBO, like some mad scientist/Cool Dad hybrid, is distributing a free Westeros-themed mixtape online this Friday. It's called Catch the Throne and will feature Wale ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  16. The Weekend in Hockey: Can the Bruins Make It Back to the Final? ...

    Sean McIndoe

    Each Monday, we'll wrap up three of the biggest stories from the weekend and how they'll play into the coming week. Beasts of the East ... Usually Common sense tells us that it shouldn't be possible to have a frustrating hot streak, but the Br...

    Blog | December 30, 2013