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  1. Jackie’s Ghost: Roger Kahn and Jackie Robinson

    Bryan Curtis

    A famous athlete had an announcement to make about his career. A "decision," you might call it. But the athlete didn't trust writers -- the guys who'd dogged him for years, who'd thrown his words back...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  2. And the Dude Playing James Brown in This Long-Developing Biopic I...

    Amos Barshad

    Chadwick Boseman? Playing it on the straight-and-narrow, Universal has nabbed Boseman, best (only?) known for portraying Jackie Robinson in this year's 42, to reanimate the hardest-working man in show business. There's no getting around it: This is a...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  3. Video on Demand Report: Kick Off the Second Half of the Baseball ...

    Tara Ariano

    The Headliner 42 The story of Jackie Robinson, and the integration of baseball, is undeniably important and inspiring and all the things we want a sports movie to be. And yet, when 42 hit theaters this spring, didn't it seem like no one was...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Boston Forevah

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy spending time talking to loved ones, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Mike Napoli hit a game-winning double as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, at Fenway Park on Patriots Day. After the game, a pa...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  5. B.S. Report: 42 with Wesley Morris

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons talks to Grantland film critic Wesley Morris about the upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic 42 and discusses why some movie biographies work and why others don't. Listen to the podcast here: Podcenter. Subscribe to the Grantl...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  6. The Limp '42' and excellent 'Trance'

    Wesley Morris

    On the lifeless Jackie Robinson biopic 42. Plus, Danny Boyle's twisty Trance.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  7. YouTube Hall of Fame: Baseball Movies

    Grantland Staff

    Baseball season has arrived, and with it comes baseball movie season - at least, it used to. This year, that by and large consists of 42, Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson biopic, which opens this weekend. But there was a time not so long ago when Am...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  8. Trailers of the Week: The Hobbit, Gambit, 42, and More

    Rembert Browne and Dan Silver

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — Trailer no. 2 (December 14) Silver: My geekdom regarding the Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit films was quite well-documented when I gratuitously picked apart the first trailer back in December, so stating m...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  9. Jackie Robinson Is Heading to the Big Screen

    Amos Barshad

    A Jackie Robinson movie is in development at Legendary Pictures, with Chadwick Boseman playing the man himself; Harrison Ford playing Branch Rickey, the Dodgers exec that signed Robinson; and Brian Helgeland, who wrote L.A. Confidential and Mystic Ri...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  10. Malcolm Gladwell on the NBA lockout

    Malcolm Gladwell

    The author of The Tipping Point explains why owning a basketball franchise has always been a bad business — and ought to stay that way.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2011
  11. Immigrant Misappropriations: The Importance of Ichiro

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Like most 6-year-olds in the METCO-serviced suburbs of Boston, I spent the last two weeks of October 1986 with a Red Sox cap on my head. When school let out, those of us who did not take the early bus into the city huddled up in the pick-up/drop-off...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  12. Jay Caspian Kang looks back at Ichiro Suzuki's dazzling rookie se...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Ten years after Ichiro Suzuki broke into the majors, a reflection on the 2001 Mariners, Jackie Robinson, the Four Noble Truths and the cultural impact of baseball's most enigmatic player.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2011