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  1. Honeybears and Goons: Tobias Jesso Jr., Matthew E. White, and the...

    Steven Hyden

    Four years is an eternity in pop. In 2011, two of the most indie-famous acts on the planet were Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver. Together they set a standard for introspective beardos everywhere - indie folk codified as retreat music, wintry-theme...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  2. The Third Revelation of Father John Misty

    Sean Fennessey

    The Laurel Canyon Country Store lives on Love Street. Not literally, though it has been called that. In fact, the store sits on a slope that splits the twisting thoroughfare of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Rothdell Trail, the tucked-away surf...

    Blog | February 06, 2015
  3. Flick of the Wrist: A Snapshot of Father and the Awful Records Cr...

    Amos Barshad

    It's a chilly weeknight in the Hasidic part of Williamsburg, and Awful Records is taking over. In a few hours at the local venue Baby's All Right, the Atlanta record label and crew's benevolent overlord, Father, will pla...

    Blog | February 03, 2015
  4. Unheralded Rivalry Report: Indiana vs. Purdue

    Mark Titus

    I grew up in the west suburbs of Indianapolis, an hour south of Purdue University and an hour north of Indiana University. My mother was a two-time basketball MVP at Purdue and my father was college roommates with Indiana basketball star Butch Carter...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  5. The Greatest Living American Actor at 85: Gene Hackman Is Gone Bu...

    Steven Hyden

    The Gene Hackman performance that sticks with me the most didn't occur in one of his 79 films, but rather in a profile written by Roger Ebert for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1971. Hackman stopped in town on the way to a family reunion in Danvi...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  6. A Dad Through the Lens of ‘Rudy’

    Shea Serrano

    I have seen my father cry three times. The first time was when his own dad died. I was 12 years old. He sat my sisters and me down in the living room and told us what had happened, and I couldn't think of anything to say or do, so I didn...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  7. 30 for 30 Shorts: Student/Athlete

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. Reggie Ho never dreamed of playing football in college. Growing up in Hawaii and of Chinese descent, he always imagined he'd be a doctor like his father. He enrolled at Notre Dame as a pre...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  8. Every Which Way But Loose: Clint Eastwood’s ‘American...

    Wesley Morris

    Eight years ago, two Clint Eastwood war movies - Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima - opened within months of each other. So two opening on the same day doesn't seem that far-fetched. But what are the odds th...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  9. The Godfather of What We Find Funny: Robert Downey Sr. Gets a Fil...

    Sean Witzke

    Robert Downey Sr. is probably best known as the father of arguably the biggest movie star in the world (though my heart will always be with the one true Tom Cruise). His son has carried Iron Man, dazzled in Zodiac,...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  10. #HotSportsTakes: Why Can’t a Coach Win the Heisman?

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about courage in a cowardly world. MIAMI -- Think about your father. Think about what made his heart tick every day. What made him great. Did Dad ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  11. Your New(ish) Rap Roundup: Father, Rome Fortune, Retch, Cozz, and...

    Amos Barshad

    In the last few months, we've been uncommonly blessed with a glut of new bangers from promising young rappers across the board and across the country. (OK, OK, mostly from the Atlanta part of "across the country.") And seeing as we her...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  12. Noah’s Spark

    Jonathan Abrams

    Joakim Noah was 5 years old the first time his father, Yannick, gave him a tennis lesson. A crowd gathered as Yannick, a French sports icon, analyzed his son's strokes. After maybe 10 lessons, Joakim quit tennis. He decided at that...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  13. Carried Away: Can ‘Homeland’ Outrun Its Past?

    Andy Greenwald

    Homeland returns for its fourth season this Sunday night with two new episodes, airing on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET. But first, an anecdote: Last week, I was on the phone with my father. He asked if I'd be reviewing the new season of Homeland and, ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  14. Adam Driver Is Ready for His Close-up

    Kevin Lincoln

    Let's get some housekeeping out of the way: This Is Where I Leave You, which tells the story of three brothers and a sister who must sit shiva for their dead father as their personal lives fall apart, is not a good film. Watching it leaves...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  15. 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
  16. The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman and Jake Kasdan

    Brian Koppelman

    Filmmaker Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape, Bad Teacher) on directing Freaks and Geeks, his love of comedy, and connecting to the legacy of his legendary father, Lawrence Kasdan. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture&...

    Blog | July 22, 2014