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  1. Jonah Keri Podcast: Murray Chass and Rany Jazayerli

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to baseball historian Murray Chass about MLB labor strife, PEDs, and the Hall of Fame, and to Grantland's Rany Jazayerli about the surging Royals. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network o...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. ‘Big Bang Theory’ Cast Stays Together, Gets Super &ls...

    Amos Barshad

    For a nation that so reveres the underdog, the U.S. sure does have a checkered history with organized labor: time and again, the union -- that stolid icon of blue-collar grit, unflinching resiliency, and the unparalleled virtue contained within an ho...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  3. The Northwestern Decision: An Explainer

    Brian Phillips

    Last week, the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the school with the right, if they choose, to form a union. This has been portrayed as a potentially revolutionary moment fo...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  4. Did Kain Colter and Northwestern Just Put the NCAA on Notice?

    Bryan Curtis

    Yesterday, Northwestern football players won the right to form a union. Peter Sung Ohr, a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board, handed down the decision. What does this mean for student-athletes at Northwestern and elsewhere, the...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  5. Adam Silver, College Basketball, and Two Problems With One Soluti...

    Andrew Sharp

    On Monday, sports labor lawyer Jeffrey Kessler filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA on behalf of college basketball and football players, attempting to remove the market restrictions on college athletes. As the introduction to the suit expl...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  6. Week 10 College Football Viewing Guide

    Holly Anderson

    What a friend we have in Jameis.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  7. 15-Day NBA Warning: Kevin Love's Labor Lost

    Steve McPherson

    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." —William Faulkner Kevin Love has a bone to pick with Faulkner. For almost his whole career, Love has thrived on proving people wrong, whether it was Kurt Rambis telling him not to shoot 3-pointer...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  8. Nate Silver on the U.S. government shutdown

    Nate Silver

    The first preview piece from Nate Silver and the new FiveThirtyEight.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  9. Toronto Film Festival Diary: Kate Winslet Near Her Worst, Sandra ...

    Wesley Morris

    Most people come to Toronto looking for the best the movies can do. Many films will reach for greatness. Few will attain it. Then there are movies that don't even reach. They're armless! This year one of those movies asks you to believe Kate Winslet ...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  10. Songs of the Week: Karen O, Lee Bannon, The 1975, and One Filthy ...

    Amos Barshad

    Karen O, "The Moon Song" Stereogum explains: "[Spike] Jonze is about to unveil his next film — Her, with Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with a computer — and Karen has written a song for it ... in the movie, Phoenix and c...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  11. The Biggest Winners of Summer Movie Season

    Wesley Morris

    Summer's almost over, and so, fortunately, are summer movies. This was not the greatest summer for heading to the multiplex, even if the box office numbers don't ultimately bear that out. After Labor Day, the 2013 season looks negligibly bigger than ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  12. Afternoon Links: The Tragicomic Life of Tom Cruise

    Tess Lynch

    I still haven't forgiven my family for not interrupting my labor to tell me that Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise had separated. I thought they were timing my contractions with their iPhones, but they were totally checking TMZ. Thanks for leaving me out o...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  13. Bill Barnwell on the changes in the NFL's free agent landscape

    Bill Barnwell

    With salaries growing faster than the salary cap, NFL teams can sit back and wait for the bargains.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  14. The South Korean Air Force's Les MisÚrables Parody Is Today's Mos...

    Emily Yoshida

    First off, just want to make sure this is 100 percent clear: Despite the fixation on backbreaking manual labor, the above video comes to us via South Korea, not its northern, MJ-loving counterpart. Now, on to the video: You know last summer when y...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  15. In Memoriam: Marvin Miller

    David Hill

    "Management has been very clear that they don't want the union here and they are taking it personally that we would even try." The man saying this to me is a new father in his early thirties. He's a very skilled creative professional with a decent...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  16. A guide to the NHL and the six people you meet in lockout hell

    Katie Baker

    Attempting to understand the big, fat mess that is the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012