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  1. Why Did Detroit Waive Josh Smith? Why Does He Shoot From There? A...

    Jason Concepcion and Kirk Goldsberry

    Jason Concepcion: Capping what must be the most precipitous fall from near-All-Star status with near-max-contract money to the waiver wire in modern NBA history -- that didn't involve drugs or the locker room brandishing of firearm...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. The Crime Novel of the Year Is a 600-Page Bob Marley–Tinged...

    Alex Pappademas

    Marlon James's third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, begins with four pages of dramatis personae - lists of elected and unelected officials, cops, spies, fixers, gun thugs, drug lords, ghosts, all catalogued by e...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  3. The Best (a.k.a. My Favorite) Music of 2014

    Steven Hyden

    Here are some songs and albums that I loved this year. The usual caveats for my lists remain. You might notice, as I did after I unknowingly put my albums list together, that nearly every record I really cared about in 2014 came out of some personal...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. Lorde, ‘Mockingjay — Part 1,’ and a New Kind of...

    Devon Maloney

    The Garden State soundtrack was a gateway drug of sorts, at least for me and my millennial kin. Before its arrival in 2004, my musical tastes ranged from "this summer's Warped Tour lineup" to "whatever is playing on KROQ." Th...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  5. The Right Reasons Podcast: Teresa and Joe, Chris Kaman’s Ne...

    Juliet Litman and David Jacoby

    Juliet and Jacoby break down the Chris Kaman reality TV show teaser and ask which is more important, thug life, drug life, or family? Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes and check out our podcas...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  6. Blurred Testimony: The Surprisingly Endearing, Totally Train-Wrec...

    Amos Barshad

    No celebrity in recent memory has done more to remind us of the incessantly debilitating effects of fame than Robin Thicke - and he didn't have to develop a severe drug addiction or die to do it! It started with the dissol...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  7. ‘Saturday Night Live’ vs. the World: A Statisticalish...

    Joshua David Stein

    A graph of Saturday Night Live's household ratings creates a shape like the Matterhorn over the show's first five years, followed by a sheer rock face in the early '80s that flattens into a long alluvial plain ge...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  8. Cowabunga, Dud! The Spectacularly Dumb ‘Teenage Mutant Ninj...

    Wesley Morris

    Movies with news reporters tend to feature a moment in which a journalist risks credibility to chase the truth, and her editor threatens to kill the story or have her canned because the truth seems too stupid to run with. The audience knows the repor...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  9. Josh Gordon and the NFL’s Drug Problem

    Andrew Sharp

    Back in May, news leaked that Pro Bowl Browns receiver Josh Gordon had tested positive for marijuana. He had done so before, as a rookie, and then tested positive for codeine a year ago. With this, his third offense, he's facing a yearlong ban f...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Miley Cyrus and Wayne Coyne Are Totally High on the Drugs, You Gu...

    Emily Yoshida

    This weekend, in honor of our nation's independence and this being a free country where I can do whatever I want, I unfollowed Miley Cyrus on Instagram. Don't ask me how I've held on for so long, or why - if you've followed ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  12. Sex & Drugs & Rock and Roll & Beautiful Mullets: Deni...

    Zach Dionne

    Let's glance at the quickie Wiki descriptions of Denis Leary's TV gigs: The Job, 2001-02: Mike, a New York City cop, "indulges in adultery, alcohol, cigarettes, and prescription drug abuse." Rescue Me, 2004-11: Tommy, a New York C...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  13. The Mid-Year Music Report

    Steven Hyden

    If 2013 was "The Year Music Failed to Blockbust," 2014 so far feels like the year in which pop isn't even attempting to turn out blockbusters. After seemingly every significant star of the past several years put...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  14. The New 'Lucy' TV Spot: Probably the Best-Case Scenario...

    Emily Yoshida

    I think August might be my new favorite movie month: that special few weeks at the end of summer movie season when we can take off our 3-D glasses and relax in the AC with a few comparatively low-stakes little thri...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  15. Alexander Shulgin (1925-2014): Godfather of Psychedelics and Ecst...

    Molly Lambert

    Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, the chemist known as the "godfather of psychedelics," died June 2 at the age of 88. Shulgin created and synthesized 230 psychoactive substances during his life, cataloguing his work in two books: PiHKAL:...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  16. This Is Your Favorite Rapper. This Is Your Favorite Rapper On (or...

    Justin Charity

    For the past two decades, Actavis, a multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical company based in Dublin, happened to be the chief supplier of ratchet rap antics in Houston, New Orleans, Miami, L.A., Chicago, and wherever else Styrofoam doub...

    Blog | May 15, 2014