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  1. Alien Space Tours, Vladimir Putin, and World-Exploding Double Blu...

    Spike Friedman

    In the following video, reigning FIDE world champion Magnus Carlsen moves his king forward one space on a chessboard. He then picks up his pen, pauses, and records the move. You can tell he's recording the move slowly because he&am...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  2. When a Miss Becomes a Rebound Becomes a Make: Introducing the Boo...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Earlier this month, the Kings and Clippers were locked up in a dogfight at Staples Center. With Sacramento up one, clinging to a late-game lead, Darren Collison dropped an entry pass down to DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins, who was posting up Bla...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  3. The Mutually Beneficial Pairing of Rudy Gay and the Kings

    Zach Lowe

    The Kings have been almost amazingly forthright in discussing their path to becoming relevant for the first time since the Rick Adelman era. They couldn't tear down, again, since they want to be competitive by the time they move into their...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  4. The Animated Movie Sadness Index: A Brief History of Dead Parents...

    Shea Serrano

    This contains a mild spoiler for Big Hero 6, an animated movie that was released wide this past Friday. Sorry about that. Also, there are some mild spoilers for The Lion King, The Iron Giant, Finding Nemo, Up, and a handful of other similar movies. I...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  5. Watch This Guy: The Simmering Rise of David Oyelowo, Hollywood&rs...

    Sean Fennessey

    David Oyelowo has been a first-rate responder. The 38-year-old English actor has spent the better part of his career - opposite stars and icons, heroes and villains - in beta. That is about to change. Earlier this week, the Osc...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  6. The Tiers of the NBA: Ranking the Teams From Top to Bottom

    Zach Lowe

    It's that time again. I hope you spent the weekend and Monday night hugging your loved ones, sipping nice wines, renting the movies that have been languishing on your personal backlog, and savoring the fleeting touch of the autumn sunshine...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  7. The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 1

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    VIEWING ALERT!!!!! At 7 p.m. ET on Thursday (10/23), The Grantland Basketball Hour makes its triumphant debut on ESPN. Your hosts? Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, who will be joined by Jeff Van Gundy, Doc Rivers, Michelle Beadle, Zach Lowe and...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  8. Bill and Jalen’s 2014-15 NBA Preview: Sacramento Kings

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Sacramento Kings fans won't be watching their team make the playoffs, but they will be watching DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins have a breakout season. Losing Isaiah Thomas will be difficult for this young nucleus, but hopeful...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  9. NHL Wrap-up: All Is Rusty in Edmonton

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. Last week we talked about the value of patience, and of not overreacting to an especially hot or cold streak over the season's first few games. But sometimes a...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  10. NHL Opening Weekend: Let's All Calm Down

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. There are always lessons to be learned from a season's first few nights; it just takes a while to figure out which ones. This time last year, we were all buzzi...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  11. 'The Affair' Preview: Warm Bodies, Shifting Perspective...

    Andy Greenwald

    Corpses are king on TV. From humble police procedurals to pricey British imports and the unstoppable Walking Dead, lifeless bodies are the coal that keep the story fires burning. It's cruel, but also coolly efficient. The act of killing brings w...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  12. 14 NHL Story Lines to Overreact To

    Sean McIndoe

    Hockey fans are a happy bunch this week. After more than three months of waiting, we're just days away from the return of games that count. The NHL's opening night is almost here. Well, make that opening nights, since the NHL bas...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  13. From the Jaws of Victory

    Katie Baker

    A tanned smooth-talker reflecting on leadership in a glorified catering hall was pretty much business as usual on a recent aseasonal morning in downtown San Jose. With his practiced delivery, engaging gravitas, and yen for phrases like &...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  14. Jerry Seinfeld Wins Advertising Award, Rips Industry to Shreds

    Zach Dionne

    "I love advertising, because I love lying," said Jerry Seinfeld early into his acceptance speech at the Clios last week, where he got an honorary award for his work with Acura. The speech went on, almost like a five-minute comedy set, ...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  15. Songs of the Week: Rich Gang, E-40, the Empty Hearts, and More

    Molly Lambert

    This song features literally a full minute of Birdman talking before anyone starts rapping. That gives you plenty of time to prepare for "Givenchy" to really start, but you're still not ready for the plush-leather-interior beat and &ld...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  16. 2014-15 NHL Preview: The Contenders

    Sean McIndoe

    And then there were seven. After covering the bottom feeders, the middle of the pack, and those that defy any logical projection, NHL season preview week wraps up today with our final group of teams: the best of the best. If you've been...

    Blog | October 02, 2014