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  1. Titus’s Top 12 NCAA Power Rankings: Virginia Is Playing Nea...

    Mark Titus

    The past week in college basketball is a good reminder that when the calendar turns to January, the sport changes dramatically. I always seem to forget this lesson in the offseason and then remember around this time. Conventional wisdom said that Ken...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  2. ‘The Bachelor’: Lessons on Racing Tractors, Killing Z...

    Mark Lisanti

    Our new Bachelor, Chris Soules, is the Luckiest Man in the World. We know this because he tells us roughly every three minutes, or whenever our beloved Prince Farming manages to wave off the twinkling cloud of fairy dust that rings his head long enou...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  3. ‘The Bachelor’: Lessons From the Exhausting Three-Hou...

    Mark Lisanti

    Last year's The Bachelor was, we think we can all agree without a hair-pulling skirmish breaking out, something of a disaster. The Juan Pablo Galavis Experiment failed spectacularly at connecting not only with Bachelor Nation, but...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  4. ‘Agent Carter’ Preview: Marvel Is Finally Learning It...

    Andy Greenwald

    Supervillains never learn, but major broadcast networks occasionally do. A year and a half after fumbling the launch of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., an ambitious bit of corporate Spackle that initially played as if its scripts were scri...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  5. 10 Lessons Everyone Can Learn From the Oilers' Misery

    Sean McIndoe

    The Edmonton Oilers hit rock bottom yesterday, which is something they do in the same way you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock: sleepily, out of force of habit, and at least once every day. The latest chapter came yesterday, when the team...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  6. The Maester Learns Dothraki, Week 6: Teasing Season 5, Possession...

    Jason Concepcion

    Grantland's in-house Game of Thrones guru, Maester Jason Concepcion, has decided to learn Dothraki. This is a periodic account of his brave quest to master Khal Drogo's brutal mother tongue. M'atchamaroon, Dothraki. A...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  7. ‘The Walking Dead’: Three Indispensable Survival Less...

    Mark Lisanti

    Reunited, and it feels so good. After several weeks of separately tracking the whereabouts of our scattered heroes - idling at a church littered with the corpses of overeager man-eaters, paying off astronomical medical bills at Gra...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  8. The Six Lessons of the Internet, According to ‘The Newsroom...

    Eric Thurm

    For all the good it does, Twitter can be kind of scary, especially the way it can flatten public conversations. But on The Newsroom, Twitter is like a monster - a symbol of the unknown that threatens to infect the world of...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  9. Lessons of the Fall: The Three Things We’ve Learned From th...

    Andy Greenwald

    Mid-October is too early to draw many conclusions about the 2014-15 television season. After all, it began just a few short weeks ago and there are still a number of series yet to debut. (Stay strong, Constantine! Don't let the haters get you do...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  10. Noah’s Spark

    Jonathan Abrams

    Joakim Noah was 5 years old the first time his father, Yannick, gave him a tennis lesson. A crowd gathered as Yannick, a French sports icon, analyzed his son's strokes. After maybe 10 lessons, Joakim quit tennis. He decided at that...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  11. 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
  12. The Lessons of ‘Lost’: Understanding the Most Importa...

    Andy Greenwald

    Lost premiered 10 years ago this week. It ended four and a half years ago. And I still miss it like crazy. This doesn't seem to be a popular opinion these days, as backlash to the underwhelming series finale seems to have overtaken the me...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  13. Philip Rivers Is Not Scared, and Other Lessons From Two Weeks of ...

    Andrew Sharp

    Trying to predict where things are going in the NFL after two weeks is even harder than it was to start the year. Half the teams in the league have been bipolar through two games. The Patriots, the Redskins, the Niners, everybody. The Colts...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  14. What Is Romance? The Lessons of a Cultural Exploration

    Rembert Browne

    It's been 25 years since the birth of the modern romantic comedy. Beginning with When Harry Met Sally...; in 1989, the genre has become a launching pad for some actors and a refuge for others. In these movies we find predictable mo...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  15. 5 Lessons From the 2014 World Cup

    Mike L. Goodman

    I haven't quite hit the acceptance point in my five stages of World Cup-ending grief. Maybe if I just keep writing about it, the World Cup will come back. (That makes this the bargaining stage, I guess.) As I refuse to let go, her...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  16. Four Lessons From This Year’s Disastrous Fourth of July Box...

    John Lopez

    Maybe Americans have finally, truly, deeply embraced Futbol: The Beautiful Game. At least that's the excuse some pundits are pitching to explain this Fourth of July's massive box office boner: "because World Cup.&...

    Blog | July 08, 2014