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  1. The Tar Heels’ State: Academic Scandal, Big Money, No Surpr...

    Charles P. Pierce

    One of my favorite John Wayne movies is Trouble Along the Way, in which the Duke plays Steve Williams, a former major-college football coach reduced by circumstances and scandal to hustling pool and making book to raise his young daughter. Into their...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  2. Say Hello to the Bad Guy

    Thomas Golianopoulos

    Even when he isn't making a movie, Tiny Lister usually plays the bad guy. As a paid spokesperson for Monster Energy Drink, Lister works corporate events on weekends, and when he's on the clock, he appears as Deebo, his signature character ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  3. Can 'Houdini' Help Johnny Depp Escape Hollywood Jail?

    Tess Lynch

    Johnny Depp is reportedly in negotiations to play Harry Houdini in an upcoming adaptation of the controversial biography The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero, which deviated from the handcuffs and water torture cel...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  4. What Does Luis Suarez Mean to Liverpool on the Field?

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's really easy to talk about Luis Suarez. There's so much to talk about, in fact, that his actual play on the field seems almost incidental. But with Suarez returning from suspension and making his first start of the Premier League season last wee...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  5. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Clippers-Grizzl...

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's L.A.-Memphis game. 1. Chris Paul (All GIFs by @HeyBelinda) I guess when you have someone who plays crunch time in bullet time, it's not really crunch time, is it? When you have...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  6. The Walking Dead Gives Em What They Want

    Bill Simmons

    My son and I play a game called "Zombie." Basically, I chase him around while pretending to be a zombie and making those hungry/throaty zombie noises, then I finally catch him and pretend to gnaw on his arm or leg. He giggles the whole time. Little k...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  7. Watch 'Lena Dunham's' Zero Dark Thirty Audition

    Mark Lisanti

    "It makes me feel like an asshole that I have to threaten to torture you every day." As great as Jessica Chastain was in Zero Dark Thirty, this audition reel is making us retroactively reconsider the entire thing. Yeah, Dunham might play that sce...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  8. True Blood Season 5, Episode 2: 'Authority Always Wins'

    Molly Lambert

    Fresh from her dirt nap, new vampire Tara makes an immediate break for her lifelong B.F.F. Sookie's neck. Sookie is used to people making plays for her magic fairy blood and doesn't flinch, but Pam (still in that wonderful yellow kitten sweatsuit) or...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  9. Greatness is bubbling over in the Western Conference finals

    Bill Simmons

    You have to love a game where either a legendary series would be born or San Antonio would continue an epic run.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  10. The battle for the tri-state area, the Kings' reign, and the rest...

    Katie Baker

    The Rangers' sacrificial defense and the rest of the week in the NHL playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  11. Dwight Howard and the Art of Cool

    Chris Ryan

    The reason LeBron James took such an L after he made The Decision wasn't so much because of where he decided to play as it was about how he conducted himself while making the announcement. Simply put: It was corny. A faux-casual/faux-altruistic setti...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  12. Rangers Steal a Win at the Finish Line

    Jonah Keri

    Of all the potential advantages in play for the Cardinals and Rangers during the World Series, three were most stark. Tony La Russa had made a career out of making wise in-game moves, especially with his bullpen, giving the Cardinals a big edge over ...

    Blog | October 21, 2011