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  1. The Crime Novel of the Year Is a 600-Page Bob Marley–Tinged...

    Alex Pappademas

    Marlon James's third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, begins with four pages of dramatis personae - lists of elected and unelected officials, cops, spies, fixers, gun thugs, drug lords, ghosts, all catalogued by e...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. About Last Weekend: Patriots Save Best for Last

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy cheering Matt Schaub's ankle injury because that's the only way to fill the pit of sadness that lives in your chest, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: New England handed New Orleans its first loss of the season...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  3. A Good Day at the Office: The USMNT Makes Amends in Kingston

    Noah Davis

    Before Friday night, the United States men's national team had never won a World Cup qualifier in Kingston, Jamaica, posting an 0-1-4 record that included a painful, troubling loss last September. Nor had Jurgen Klinsmann, the squad's head coach, use...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Grantland Network: Men in Blazers

    Men in Blazers

    The international break brought both headache and relief after the Mighty Von Trapps split a pair of World Cup qualifiers with menacing Jamaica. In this week's pod, Michael and Roger (fresh off a trip to Columbus for the return leg) recap what went r...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  6. The USMNT Beat Jamaica in World Cup Qualifier Rematch

    Noah Davis

    In a virtual must-win match for the United States Men's National Team, Jurgen Klinsmann's side did exactly what they needed to do, and nothing else. Herculez Gomez's 55th-minute free kick provided the only score on a beautiful night in Columbus, Ohio...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  7. About Last Night: J.J. Is Dyn-o-mite

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. J.J. Hardy hit two home runs and a double as the Orioles beat the Rays 9-2 and moved back into a tie for first in the AL East. Hardy's brother Frank went...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  8. A Bad Night in Kingston Leaves USMNT Needing a Win in Columbus

    Noah Davis

    For 36 seconds, things unfolded perfectly. The final strains of Jamaica's amazing national anthem were still echoing around Kingston's Independence Park when Clint Dempsey slotted home a rebound of Herculez Gomez's shot, giving the United States men...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  9. Songs of the Week: Major Lazer Party in Jamaica, Riff Raff Goes P...

    Amos Barshad

    Lianne la Havas, "Forget" Earlier this month, Grantland's Songs of the Week(TM) pointed your attention to ascendant U.K. pop starlet Jessie Ware and her compactly perfect single "Sweet Talk." This week, we direct you to another young British ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  10. Grading the Top 10 Songs in ... JAMAICAN DANCEHALL

    Molly Lambert

    Happy 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence! 1. RDX, "Jump" Major Lazer wishes they could make carnival twerk songs this silly and good. Singer Delomar and DJ Renigade of dancehall duo RDX have scored five number-ones leading up to this with ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  11. The Top 10 Songs In... JAMAICA!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Ms Triniti, "If I Was Ur Girl" Trinidadian/English dancehall-pop fusion artist Ms. Triniti gets in a subjunctive mood, offering to draw you a hot bath. If you like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Cassie and chiptunes, this note's for you. Grade: A- Bes...

    Blog | March 20, 2012