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  1. The Search for Justice and Resolution, on ‘Serial’ an...

    Rich Monahan

    By now you are probably aware of Serial, the breakout hit podcast from This American Life contributors, which ended its run of 12 episodes on Thursday. Each week, host Sarah Koenig explored the 1999 murder of Baltimore high school student Hae Min Lee...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. The Sad Saga of Tommy Gaines

    Jordan Ritter Conn

    I'm standing in the dark in downtown Atlanta, waiting for a man who carries his clothes in a polka dot suitcase and his teeth in his sweatpants pocket. He said he would be here, at Five Points Plaza, at 6:30 a.m. In the seven months that I&...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  3. Small(er) Movie Roundup, ‘Gone Girl’–Free Editi...

    Wesley Morris

    This is one of the worst movies of the year - maybe the worst. It's set amid a group of families connected by an Austin, Texas, high school. The parents are worried about the kids' lives on the Internet, but the movie ar...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  4. The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman and Eddie Trunk

    Brian Koppelman

    Eddie Trunk, host of That Metal Show, talks about why rock and roll still matters so much to him, and the pros and cons of living out your high school dream life. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture podcasts and T...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  5. We Went There: Under Armour, Under the Bridge, at the Elite 24

    Jason Concepcion

    The tip of Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park, jutting like a finger into the East River, is a pretty good place for a basketball game. It's framed by the skyline of lower Manhattan and the regal presence of the Brooklyn Bridge. Tugboats, water t...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  6. The Mecca in Decline

    Jordan Ritter Conn

    They sit in a Harlem church basement or a south Brooklyn deli, at an elite high school in Queens or a failing middle school on the Lower East Side, near Madison Square Garden or the Cage or the Rucker or some other calcified shrine, and they explain...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  7. What Matt Besler and Graham Zusi Staying in K.C. Means for Americ...

    Andrew Lewellen

    Imagine this scenario: You grow up playing soccer in a suburb of an American city. You're a talented high school player but not a nationally recognized prospect, and only a few colleges show interest in you. You go to an American university...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  8. Emmanuel Mudiay and the Choice College Basketball Makes

    Andrew Sharp

    If you're the sort of person who knows about people like Emmanuel Mudiay in the first place, the arc of his story is a familiar one. High school basketball player commits to play college basketball for a university, there&rsquo...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  9. Houston, You Have a Problem

    Michael Baumann

    A little less than two months ago, the Houston Astros used the no. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft to select Brady Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in California. Within 48 hours, they had agreed to pay the 17-year-o...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  10. World Cup Players to Know: Argentina Goalkeeper Sergio Romero

    Noah Davis

    In the John Hughes high school class version of Argentina's national team, Lionel Messi is the quiet, smiling genius who wins over all the teachers through his sheer brilliance. Angel di Maria plays the fragile cello prodigy, perfo...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  11. Oh, F--- Yeah: Danny McBride Is Coming Back to HBO

    Zach Dionne

    A new Danny McBride series, Vice Principals, is coming to HBO. Co-created with McBride's Eastbound & Down buddy Jody Hill, it'll tell "the story of a high school and the people who almost run it: the vice principals, one of them pl...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  12. Career Arc: Russell Westbrook

    Brian Phillips

    Let's start with the growth spurt. The transformation of Russell Westbrook Jr. from an uncelebrated 16-year-old shooting guard to a potential NBA draft pick happened during the summer after his junior year in high school, when he shot up five in...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  13. Super Timely Plagiarism Lawsuit Targets 'Stairway to Heaven&...

    Zach Dionne

    As we approach the 43rd anniversary of "Stairway to Heaven" being played at every high school dance in America, aspersions are being cast on the song's originality. The tale goes that a man called Randy California wrote a two-minu...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  14. ‘The Last Shot,’ 20 Years Later

    Amos Barshad

    In the summer of 1991, Darcy Frey - then a 29-year-old freelance writer - ventured into the Coney Island projects, looking for a story. He'd end up spending a season with Abraham Lincoln High School&...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  15. Outkast Eve: Big Boi's 1993 Anti-Drug-and-Alcohol High Schoo...

    Rembert Browne

    It all begins tomorrow. Outkast: reunited. While not the colossal "one-night only" setup that early announcements suggested, Friday evening at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is the beginning of their ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  16. Tina, Amy, and the Female F-ckup: A Filmography

    Molly Lambert

    Throughout the history of comedy, there has been an overblown focus on men behaving badly. Try to imagine a female version of Adam Sandler's perennial idiot boy, and I don't just mean Sandler in his Jack & Jill drag. Even in m...

    Blog | April 09, 2014