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  1. We Went There: The High Drama of the U.S. Figure Skating Champion...

    Katie Baker

    There was no line for the men's room, but the one for the ladies' snaked way around the TD Garden corridor. It looked more like intermission at a Broadway musical than a Bruins game. The 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, though, contained eleme...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  2. The Katniss Era: What Our YA Heroines Say About Us

    Emily Yoshida

    Earlier this week, as I was leaving the Grantland offices, I was immediately reminded that it was Hunger Day. The entire plaza at L.A. Live was filled with mostly teenage and college-aged women lined up for the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching ...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  3. Katie Baker's November Bake Shop

    Katie Baker

    Would you rather see your favorite team hoist the Cup or your home country capture Olympic glory? Plus, questions on wedding etiquette, bullying in sports, and New York FANdom in this month's Bake Shop!

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  4. Rembert Explains America: An Unlikely Lollapalooza With Shaun Whi...

    Rembert Browne

    Shaun White is very famous and his band is not. Not yet, anyway. The events leading up to watching the band Bad Things, one-fifth of which is two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder/skateboarder Shaun White, reminded me that I have not fully gr...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  5. In Case You Were Wondering, Spain Is Definitely Not Over

    Michael Bertin

    Can you win a national anthem? Brazil might have done that before the Confederations Cup final. Although, from the crowd noise, it'd be difficult to pinpoint where the anthem stopped and the game began. It was only 90 seconds until Fred scored and...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  6. A Vision for 2020: Baseball vs. the IOC

    Michael Baumann

    The Olympics are awesome, but they're run by a bunch of sanctimonious old men, who are so reactionary and so out of touch as to make Donald Trump look like ... I dunno, whoever the kids think is hip and with it nowadays. Which make the Olympics ra...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  7. Your NHL Viewing Guide

    Katie Baker

    With nine NHL games scheduled for Tuesday night and another four on Wednesday, it's hard to know how to allocate your attention. Here's our recommendation for the most interesting of the week's early matchups. Boston at New York Islanders Tuesday...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  8. 10 Ways to Boost NHL Scoring

    Sean McIndoe

    As the NHL season approaches the halfway mark, a few trends have emerged. And one of them is discouraging: Despite some hope for another post-lockout bump in scoring, the goals per game rate so far this year is virtually unchanged from last season. A...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  9. The L.A. Kings' struggles, a potential playoff series between the...

    Katie Baker

    Picking through the signal and the noise one-fifth of the way through the (abbreviated) NHL season.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  10. Is MLS Making the Rest of CONCACAF Better at the Expense of the U...

    Noah Davis

    When the United States men's national team fell 2-1 last month in Jamaica, it was the squad's first loss in 19 games against the Caribbean country. But American supporters no doubt noticed something familiar about the match: the faces of the Reggae B...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  11. Oscar Pistorius Stars in Blade Runner 2: This Time It's Personal

    Dermot Hunt

    The Olympics and Paralympics have been a dream come true for advertisers. The London Games have been short on scandal and long on inspiration, generating a feel-good factor in Great Britain that has been eagerly co-opted by companies seeking to bask ...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  12. Colson Whitehead on the Olympics, Part 3

    Colson Whitehead

    The Williams sisters, women's boxing, and the 20th-century scapegoat toss.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  13. A Few More Thoughts on Olympic Tug-of-War (From the Man Who Thoug...

    Scott Stone

    In Part II of Bill Simmons's mega Olympics mailbag, a reader named Scott Stone proposed the reintroduction of tug-of-war to the Olympic Games. So passionate was the response from Bill and others to this proposal, we wanted to give Scott a forum to di...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  14. The Drugs Don't Work (in the Olympics)

    Dermot Hunt

    Another Olympics has come to a close, and we've had the usual barrage of doping controversies to mull over, varying from scurrilous insinuations about 16-year-old girls to justified concern over rehabilitated (and unrepentant) ex-dopers winning medal...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  15. Colson Whitehead on the Olympics, Part 1

    Colson Whitehead

    Preparing for a visit to the Olympic Games.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  16. The Biggest Winners and Losers of the Olympics, by Country

    Dermot Hunt

    Here in the U.K., everybody's going crazy over Britain's Olympic Heroes, and with good reason. But Team GB's performance wasn't that surprising; they won slightly more golds than predicted, but a few fewer medals overall. A tremendous performance, bu...

    Blog | August 14, 2012