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  1. Grantland Audibles: USC's Marqise Lee

    Grantland Network

    Welcome to the first edition of Grantland Audibles, a podcast for those TL;DR folks who enjoy Grantland's content but don't have the time, energy, or willpower to sift through our thousands of written words. This is where we'll take select features f...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  2. Freak Show & Tell: Lasagna in a Dishwasher? Lasagna in a Dishwash...

    Tara Ariano

    Extreme Cheapskates (TLC) Who Is This Now? Stephanie. Why Are We Watching Her? She is astonishingly frugal. How Did She Get Here? We never find out what made her so cheap in the first place, but based on the delight she takes in depriving her ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  3. Pusha T Defeats the Delay Demons, Delivers One of the Year's Best...

    Steven Hyden

    On Tuesday, Pusha T will release his first proper solo album, My Name Is My Name. I write this with a reasonable expectation that the record will actually be out tomorrow, though you can never take release dates for granted when it comes to anything ...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  4. The Weekend in Hockey: Three Games in, Philly Makes a Change

    Sean McIndoe

    A look at three of the biggest stories from the NHL weekend and how they'll play into the coming days. It's always funny in Philadelphia Well, that didn't take long. Less than one full week into the season, we have our first coaching casualty: Fl...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  5. NFL by the Numbers: First-Quarter Edition

    Bill Barnwell

    In going with the theme of yesterday's quarter-season NFL awards, the space between Week 4 and Week 5 represents the first good opportunity to take some measure of the numbers that teams are putting up and the ways they're doing so. In some cases, te...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  6. The Emmy Nominations: Netflix Takes Its First Bow While the Usual...

    Andy Greenwald

    Kate Mara was a no-show for the Emmy announcements this morning, broadcast as they have been since time immemorial from the steerage class mess hall on Les Moonves's war yacht. Airplane trouble was to blame — the actress was reporting a story f...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  7. Songs of the Week: Justin Timberlake Fights for Rights, Robin Thi...

    Amos Barshad

    Justin Timberlake, "Take Back the Night" Just when you thought JT couldn't get any more lady-friendly, the dapper young man goes ahead and lifts the name for his new single — as in, the first one off his quickie-follow-up The 20/20 Experie...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  8. The Improbable Toronto Blue Jays

    Michael Baumann

    One of the dangers of writing about sports is that it's easy to conflate "impossible" with "improbable." It's a necessary risk to take in many cases: On May 4, the Blue Jays were 10-21, 10.5 games out of first place, with a run differential close...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  9. Afternoon Links: Do Androids Dream of Hacky Rape Jokes?

    Tess Lynch

    Data, the first robot comic, isn't out to take over the lucrative human comedy game (the 2 drink minimum messes with his circuitry). His programmer's goal in creating him was to bring us one step closer to a future in which "we can have a companion r...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  10. The Upfronts: First-Place CBS Finally Takes Some Chances ... on B...

    Andy Greenwald

    The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the agents are drinking. It's upfronts season in New York! This is the week the broadcast networks throw fancy parties to announce the new shows they'll be cancelling in a few months and celebrate the r...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  11. Your Somewhat-Skeptical Preview of the Jay-ZProduced Great Gatsb...

    Rembert Browne

    Within one second of the public's first viewing of Baz Luhrmann's take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, it's clear music will be a centerpiece. Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, saying "New York ... 1922...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  12. Video: Behind the Scenes of 'NBA Countdown'

    Grantland Channel

    Heading into the playoffs, Bill Simmons decided to break out his iPhone and film in between takes during NBA Countdown tapings. The first batch of results taught us a few things about the Countdown crew: Magic has a penchant for smuggling large quant...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  13. The Brutal Empire of Queen B: On 'Bow Down/I Been On'

    Molly Lambert

    "Bow Down/I Been On," the probable first single(s) from Beyonce's next album, has been as divisive and controversial as Spring Breakers, as audiences seem unsure how seriously to take it. After all, this is Beyonce, queen of mixed messages. One thing...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  14. Jonah Keri on the major leaguers who could make the leap this sea...

    Jonah Keri

    Which 16 players have the best chance at setting the league on fire this season?

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  15. Jim Boeheim, the Complicated Fatalist, Wins No. 900

    Shane Ryan

    My first experience with live college basketball came on February 12, 1994, when my dad and I made the three-hour trip from the Adirondack Mountains to see Syracuse take on Kentucky. Through an old grad school connection, dad got us in to the home lo...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  16. Wait, Is Paul McCartney Actually Fronting a Nirvana 'Reunion' Ton...

    Amos Barshad

    The Sun were the first to report it: "Paul McKurtney: Beatle replacing Kurt Cobain in Nirvana," the British tabloid's headline read, along with a Photoshop of, as per its caption, "Paul as Kurt." (Take a minute to check it out. It is marvelous.) The ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012