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  1. The Hidden TV Gems of 2014: A Guide to Avoiding Your Family This ...

    Andy Greenwald

    This week, Americans all across the country will settle into their couches to watch jacked-up, potentially insane people attempt to score points and humiliate their opponents into submission. And when those Americans are done spending time with their...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  2. Requiem for Rod Serling

    James Hughes

    An airliner vanishes from the sky. Intruders stray across unenforced borders. Technophobes succumb to gadgets while automatons steal their jobs. Identities are erased. Aliens lurk. After the framework for each installment in The Twilight Zone has...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  3. The 30: Amid Another Collapse, No Hard Knocks for Anemic Atlanta

    Jonah Keri

    The Twins are closing out the season behind one of the most enigmatic pitching staffs of all time, the Braves are pondering one of their worst offensive showings in recent franchise history, the Pirates are riding the coattails of an overachiever, an...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  4. We Went There: Jonny Greenwood’s Masterful, Milkshake-Slurp...

    James Hughes

    A blank screen inside another screen. One after another, audience members filed down the center aisle of the United Palace Theatre on Broadway and 175th Street in Upper Manhattan to snap cell-phone pictures of the screen and the stage below,...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  5. This Is Harry Shearer: The Former ‘SNL’ Cast Member&r...

    James Hughes

    After 30 years, the introduction to the 10th season of Saturday Night Live still manages to mystify. Though there's the familiar blast of Don Pardo and the sax, the visuals stray from the usual playbook: There's no nightlife snatched from ...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  6. Legendary Status Not Required: How Sylvester Stallone Plucked &ls...

    Matt Patches

    When Sylvester Stallone's Expendables 3 character, Barney Ross, realizes his latest adversary, Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), packs more heat than even old-timer Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) can handle, he hits up his longtime friend Bonaparte (Kelse...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Golden Boy

    James Hughes

    Throughout the drive from Austin to Bastrop, the police scanner chirped menacingly, though there was nothing but open skies and empty Sonic lots. At Richard Linklater's 49-acre ranch - some 30 miles outside the city he helped tran...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  9. Don’t Stop Frontin’: The Mind-Boggling Multiplicity o...

    Robert Mays

    In half a second, Manny Ramirez will snap the ball over Peyton Manning's head, and Denver's Super Bowl nightmare will be on its way. But that isn't important right now. Right now, in the exact moment before that ball is...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  10. Saving Tiger Stadium

    James Hughes

    Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit. From the '80s Pistons to Bob Seger, Eminem to Miguel Cabrera, the Motor City is a rich tapestry of compelling figures, unbelievable moments, and uniquely American ingenuity...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  11. Week 16 NFL Viewing Guide: The Best Matchups From Sunday's Playof...

    Robert Mays

    Running Back–Linebacker Matchups of the Week Shane Vereen, Patriots vs. Daryl Smith, Ravens There is still a chance — a chance — that the Patriots don't make the playoffs, but it's not likely. We'll probably be seeing this team ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  12. The life and career of actor Elliott Gould

    James Hughes

    A sports-inflected trip through 50 years in show business.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  13. We Went There: A Heroes' Welcome for the Blackhawks

    James Hughes

    On the first day of the government shutdown, the Washington Capitals arrived in Chicago, looking to bring a momentous occasion to a screeching halt. Though the organization has long since dropped the '90s look — a jersey featuring the Capitol b...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  14. The Blackhawks Take Over Chicago: A Glorious Stanley Cup Capper

    James Hughes

    When fresh hire Alain Vigneault addressed reporters at Radio City Music Hall last week after an unprecedented bicoastal Torts swap, he shared a recent Kodak moment. Having browsed some snapshots of the New York Rangers' 1994 victory parade, it became...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  15. Director William Friedkin on movies, sports, and nearly buying th...

    James Hughes

    A conversation with the legendary director of The Exorcist and The French Connection (and Blue Chips) about sports, movies, and the time he almost bought the Boston Celtics.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  16. Filmmaker John Hughes and his NHL fandom

    James Hughes

    With the Stanley Cup playoffs under way, we look back on the filmmaker's history with the Red Wings, the Blackhawks, and NHL fandom.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013