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  1. Mistrial and Error: RDJ’s Messy ‘The Judge’ and...

    Wesley Morris

    At least a dozen movies are opening around the country this week. More than half of them are in The Judge. Not different genres, per se, just different movies. There's the one in which greasy careerist Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) puts t...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  2. Absent From Class: Where Are the NFL’s 2014 Draftees?

    Bill Barnwell

    Most NFL observers say it takes a minimum of three years to judge a draft class. The 2014 draft class is miles away from proving its eventual worth under those standards, but what we can notice after five weeks is that there are all kinds of first-ro...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  3. NBC Defangs Its Awful 'Bad Judge,' Puts Stake in the He...

    Andy Greenwald

    For a long time in this country, prospective teenage drivers were forced to sit in darkened classrooms and watch gruesome video footage of car crashes. The intent was to educate through fear: One wrong move and the poor soul being thrown through the...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. '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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. If you've seen Richard Linklater's 'Bernie,' ...

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

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    Blog | April 23, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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