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  1. The Lonesome, Crowded NL East

    Michael Baumann

    You could make the argument that none of Major League Baseball's six divisions is turning out the way we expected it to, and as long as it's taking the Dodgers and Cardinals to get on their horses, and as shocking as the Tigers&am...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  2. The Sport of Fools

    Charles P. Pierce

    All during the weeks of hype and nonsense attending this year's Belmont Stakes, there was some loose and hopeful talk about how an actual Triple Crown champion might reenergize a sport that has been accelerating into obsolescence for 30 yea...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  3. Watch Will Arnett As an Alcoholic Cartoon Horse for Netflix

    Zach Dionne

    Will Arnett, like H. Jon Benjamin, has the voice of an asshole. (Don't act like you never wanted to smack Gob Bluth or The Lego Movie's Batman or David Cross's boss on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, lovable as e...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  4. On 'Elevator': Is Louis C.K. Secretly Giving ...

    Zach Dionne

    Louis C.K.'s skills as a comic and a TV guy are established and untarnished. You can still call him the greatest modern comedian without getting side-eyed. Louie, six episodes into its fourth season on FX, remains a genuine must-see. The&am...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  5. Lily Allen Was Offered a 'Game of Thrones' Role, But It...

    Zach Dionne

    Lily Allen, whose brother is evidently Theon Greyjoy on Game of Thrones, was originally asked to play Theon's warrior sister, Yara. "I felt uncomfortable because I would have had to go on a horse and he would have touched me up and shit,&qu...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  6. Ghosts of California

    David Hill

    There's a horse buried at Hollywood Park. On a warm March morning in Los Angeles, a small group of students and archaeologists from the University of Southern California dug a hole in the ground behind what used to be the...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  7. The Audacity of Neesons: Liam Neeson Continues to Fight About the...

    Rembert Browne

    It's remarkable that Neesons has taken it this far. That he's found a new way to force my hand and get me to continue to cover his cause, a cause as appealing as making elementary school kids file taxes. THE DAMN CENTRAL PARK HORSES. Ther...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  8. The New Blake Griffin, in the Words of the Clippers

    Jonathan Abrams

    Have you met the new Blake Griffin yet? This season, the Clippers' All-Star power forward has evolved into an all-around force and a dark horse MVP candidate. That evolution went mostly unnoticed in the early part of the season. A player already...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  9. A Llama Walks Into a Bar

    Molly Lambert

    "ALPACALYPSE NOW," read the TMZ headline on the tale of the llama that went to the clurb. Not since Bianca Jagger rode a white horse into Studio 54 have the worlds of nightclubbing and animals collided in such an explosive way. Th...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  10. Dienghis Khan! Gorgui Dieng on His Late Rookie-Season Flourish

    Steve McPherson

    Calling the Minnesota Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng a dark-horse rookie of the year candidate is a disservice to dark horses the world over. The fewest minutes per game a ROY winner has ever averaged were the 29.1 averaged by Mike Miller in 20...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  11. Overplayed Song of the Week: Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, ‘Dark ...

    Emily Yoshida

    Welcome to the Overplayed Song of the Week, in which we take songs we've heard too many times on the radio and generally overthink them. Weeks on Chart: 25 Peak: No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Cur...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  12. Cowboy Jones and the fixed horse race

    Dave McKenna

    A 70-year-old jockey just wanted a storybook ending to his lifelong racing career. But did his fellow riders cheat to help him get it?

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  13. Gary Stevens, Secret Compass, and the Breeders' Cup

    Charles P. Pierce

    In an emotional weekend at Santa Anita, a 50-year-old jockey became a Breeders' Cup champion and a two-year-old horse fell to the track.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  14. Grantland Style Report: Halloween Costumes of the Rich and Famous...

    Tess Lynch

    Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher Cohen dressed as, I think, a business-casual ape having sex with a peasant woman (or he could be an ape riding an old lady who is pretending to be a horse), while Fisher was a ballerina tiger on their way to a rav...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  15. Ridley Scotts Trojan Horse Career

    Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan

    Jesus Christ was an alien. That may not necessarily be the first thing that comes to mind after you've seen Prometheus, director Ridley Scott's 2012 prequel to his first hit, 1979's Alien. But these are the kind of insane, inspired, somehow totall...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  16. Literary Parkour: @Horse_ebooks, Jonathan Franzen, and the Rise o...

    Alena Smith

    When it was revealed a couple of weeks ago that the heavily followed "spambot" Twitter account @horse_ebooks was, in fact, not an algorithmically generated series of random word-strings, but the consciously crafted work of two net-based performance a...

    Blog | October 08, 2013