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  1. How ‘Housebound’ Does Horror Comedy Right

    Sean Witzke

    Horror movies talk to themselves. Each horror film, knowingly or not, is like an essay on those that came before it. Audiences watch these movies with a set of expectations. Horror filmmakers know this. The degree to which those expectations...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
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  3. Girls in Hoodies Podcast: ‘True Detective’ Casting Ne...

    Emily Yoshida and Molly Lambert

    Molly and Emily discuss True Detective casting news, Gotham, and A.O. Scott's "Death of Adulthood" essay. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | September 25, 2014
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  5. What About the Movies? Accounting for the Cinema of ‘SNL&rs...

    Tom Carson

    Because Lorne Michaels won't know what a decent night's sleep is until he's made Saturday Night Live as unavoidable as Star Wars or the Marvelverse in pop culture's cosmic debris field, he's never giv...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  6. ‘SNL’ and the State of Live TV

    Andy Greenwald

    Forty years ago, in the beginning, the first two words in Saturday Night Live mattered far more than the third. In 1975, only certain types of people watched television late on a Saturday night: loners and stoners, outcasts, shut-ins, the very young,...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  7. Is This Thing On? The Eight Most Essential Inessential ‘SNL...

    Steven Hyden

    A history of Saturday Night Live's musical guests is expected to hit certain beats. You must retell the story about how Elvis Costello & The Attractions started playing "Less Than Zero," stopped playing "Le...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  8. The Problem of the Black Cast Member on ‘SNL’

    Wesley Morris

    I've been watching Saturday Night Live since before I had a proper Saturday night. I also watched Saturday Night Live before I had a proper grasp of race. It was just the show with the guy (Garrett Morris) who looked like one of my father&a...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  9. And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, a Message From the 'Saturday ...

    John Lopez

    Impressionists have second-class-citizen status in comedy. Even Steve Coogan once dismissively compared his and Rob Brydon's spectacular Michael Caine-off in The Trip to watching a juggler: impressive but meaningless. Yet, maybe p...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  10. Kenan Thompson: A Timeless ‘SNL’ Weirdo

    Rembert Browne

    There were still 10 hours left on Thursday for Kenan Thompson to catch up. But I knew it was too late. Because the people were speaking. And, per usual, my idea of democracy did not prevail. It's hard out here for an SNL-era Kenan Thompson....

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  11. I’m Chevy Chase and You’re Not

    Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad

    "Fame is a very unnatural human condition. When you stop to realize that Abraham Lincoln was probably never seen by more than 400 people in a single evening, and that I can enter over 40 million homes in a single evening due to the power of tele...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  12. Unreality TV

    Brian Phillips

    News is inherently viral. It is information that is meant to be spread. The epoch of Upworthy can make it hard to remember this, but the virality of the news predates the Internet -- Paul Revere was both America's first newscaster and its first ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  13. Lorne Again

    James Andrew Miller

    Of all the questions you could ask Lorne Michaels about Saturday Night Live, the one he may least like to answer has to do with his attendance record. He prefers not to talk about it - because it's perfect. Since 1975, of the clos...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  14. Scalabrine: 'I'm coming home'

    Chris Forsberg

    Former Boston Celtics fan favorite Brian Scalabrine is returning to Comcast SportsNet ... and he mocked LeBron's "I'm coming home" essay to announce it: I'm Coming Home ... http://t.co/dJZYxdMpbD pic.twitter.com/fmcWdDESrw- Brian Scalabr...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  15. A few more hoops dinner parties

    Jeff Goodman

    It's almost time for high school seniors to start filling out their college applications, on which they'll answer essay questions like the standard: If you could invite four people, living or dead, to dinner, who would it be and why? That got us to t...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  16. Jeff Goodman: My dinner companions

    Jeff Goodman

    It's almost time for high school seniors to start filling out their college applications, on which they'll answer essay questions like the standard -- if you could invite four people, living or dead, to dinner, who would it be and why? That got us to...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  17. C.L. Brown: My dinner companions

    C.L. Brown

    It's almost time for high school seniors to start filling out their college applications, on which they'll answer essay questions like the standard: If you could invite four people, living or dead, to dinner, who would it be and why? That got us to t...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  18. Myron Medcalf: My dinner companions

    Myron Medcalf

    It's almost time for high school seniors to start filling out their college applications, on which they'll answer essay questions like the standard: If you could invite four people, living or dead, to dinner, who would it be and why? That got us to t...

    Blog | July 30, 2014