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  1. New Fall TV Shows, Reviewed Entirely Based on Their Posters

    Jason Concepcion

    Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, The Wire. The last decade or so has been a golden age for television. Oh, we're talking about network television? OK, well, network television is in a ... I guess ... what's le...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  2. Wait, Is Marvel Seriously Not Making 'Iron Man 4'?

    Zach Dionne

    [Right off the bat: Marvel, like Grantland, is owned by Disney. OK.] Robert Downey Sr.'s son, Robert Downey Jr., had a chat with Variety over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival. He was there for The Judge, a new drama costar...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. The NCAA Is a Wreck Now

    Charles P. Pierce

    The good stuff first. Late Friday afternoon, Judge Claudia Wilken up in Oakland, California, handed down her decision in O'Bannon v. NCAA, the case that former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and an exaltation of other plaintiffs...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. We Went There: Jarvis Cocker Judges a Pulp Karaoke Contest in New...

    Daniel Ralston

    There's a big difference between the criteria for a perfect song and the criteria for the perfect karaoke song. This can be proven through a simple test: Swing by Duet 53 north of Times Square, Cafe Brass Monkey in L.A., or any othe...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  5. Rosario Dawson Will Star in Netflix's 'Daredevil'

    Zach Dionne

    Daredevil, the first of five Marvel properties heading directly to Netflix, is coming in 2015. England's Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire, Stardust) was cast for the lead a month ago, and now Rosario Dawson has been added as "a dedicated ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  6. World Cup Players You Need to Know: USMNT's Bald Eagle of Gl...

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    It's been re-edited since, but at some point after John Anthony Brooks scored the winning goal against Ghana, the intro to his Wikipedia page read, "He is the greatest American since Abraham Lincoln." You may judge fo...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  7. 'Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency': Explaining the 'S...

    Mark Lisanti

    Silicon Valley creator Mike Judge tweeted out a link to a paper called "Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency," which offers a scientific explanation of the season-finale-spanning dick joke to end all dick jokes. Or, as writers...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  8. Dude Code: What to Make of the ‘Silicon Valley’ Final...

    Molly Lambert

    Last night, HBO's Silicon Valley closed out its first season with the conclusion of a two-episode arc about the annual TechCrunch Disrupt conference. While the first half of the finale had some of the show's strongest stuff all se...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  9. Where in the World Is Casey Kasem?

    Tess Lynch

    Casey Kasem has disappeared. Yesterday, Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to locate the former radio personality and voice actor, granting his daughter Kerri Kasem temporary conservators...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  10. If you've seen Richard Linklater's 'Bernie,' ...

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    Blog | May 07, 2014
  11. Look, don't judge Drake for lint-rolling his pants courtside...

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    Blog | April 23, 2014
  12. The ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Sex Tape: Only God Can Judge...

    Molly Lambert

    It's hard to believe sex tapes predated reality television, so intertwined have the two become in the last couple of decades. Long ago, stars made sex tapes and tried to keep them secret, but celebutantes like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian hav...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  13. Pharrell Completes Cultural Takeover by Becoming a Judge on '...

    Zach Dionne

    As far as we can tell, purely on the merit of his "Move That Dope" verse, Pharrell Williams has been tapped to judge Season 7 of The Voice, which will begin airing this autumn. It's still unknown if the show will do another lineup...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  14. Introducing a Revolutionary New NBA Stat: Want It More (WIM)

    Jason Gallagher

    Since the dawn of Moreyball, we've seen a raging battle between stat geeks and narrative poets. Though the tides are dramatically rising on the side of statistical analysis, there are still plenty of old-school basketball minds who prefer to judge a ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  15. The Triple-Threat Match for Fighter of the Year

    Eric Raskin

    Sucker punches at weigh-ins. Judges filling out their scorecards in advance. Referees stopping fights at the count of nine. The "why wait?" attitude pervades boxing, so we at Grantland figure why wait until the end of the year to kick off our awards ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  16. A Quick Note on How Almost Human Came Up With the Term 'Sexbots'

    Mark Lisanti

    Fox's Almost Human — if you haven't hit it on the DVR yet, it's RoboCop meets Blade Runner meets Judge Dredd with his helmet off — debuted its first two episodes on Sunday and Monday night. In the pilot, we're plunged into a J.J. Abrams&#...

    Blog | November 19, 2013