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  1. The Maester Learns Dothraki, Week 7: An Educational Trip to the M...

    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. Dusk, the Dothraki Sea, somewhere no...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  2. The East for the Taking: Toronto’s Master Plan

    Zach Lowe

    Toronto officials know this wasn't necessarily the plan. They can admit the team's surge toward the top of the East, perhaps the league's sweetest story this season, is partly a happy accident. Flipping Rudy Gay to Sacramento a ye...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  3. The 10 Most Underappreciated Actors on TV This Year

    Andy Greenwald

    Can you believe it? The year in television is nearly complete! Soon the credits will roll on 2014. (And then time, like Hawaii Five-O, will reboot itself with a flashier, potentially disappointing follow-up.) Over the past few weeks I've discuss...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  4. Our Favorite TV Episodes of 2014

    Grantland Staff

    Andy Greenwald: On television, "bottle episodes" are so named for the way they limit the action to one or two settings, narrowing the focus, sure, but also saving a considerable amount of money in the process. The term itself is limiting, t...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  5. Good Disintegration: Paul Thomas Anderson and Robert Altman&rsquo...

    John Lopez

    If you think about it, what director other than Paul Thomas Anderson could have been the first to adapt Thomas Pynchon for film? Pynchon is the high priest of postmodernism, after all, whose gargantuan Menippean satires can almost exhaust even the ti...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  6. There Will Be Pod: A Conversation About the Films of Paul Thomas ...

    Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan

    Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey talk to Chuck Klosterman, Molly Lambert, and Alex Pappademas about the films of Paul Thomas Anderson. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  7. How Prepared Are You for the Arid Desert Demolition Derby Apocaly...

    Chris Ryan

    I am not ready for this future. I am very, very ready for this movie, mind you. George Miller is back for a fourth installment of his Mad Max series. Fury Road follows up Beyond Thunderdome, 30 years after Master Blaster and Tina Turner ran Bartertow...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  8. The Two Faces of Joaquin Phoenix: A Tour Through the Actor’...

    Durga Chew-Bose

    The cumulative effect - and conclusion drawn - from watching one Joaquin Phoenix movie after another Joaquin Phoenix movie after another Joaquin Phoenix movie, is this: The 40-year-old actor and star of Paul Thomas Anderson&rs...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Fists of Fury: The Top 10 Movie Fighters of All Time

    Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion

    Shea Serrano: This month is the 10th anniversary of Stephen Chow's wonderful Kung Fu Hustle, a movie that was way more fun than anyone who had not seen 2001's Shaolin Soccer expected. Jason Concepcion and I used the anniversary as...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  11. Grantland’s Holiday TV Cleanse: The Lowlights of the Small ...

    Andy Greenwald

    'Tis the season, amirite? Soon enough your browser will be swollen like a stocking, full of lists and charts documenting the very best of the year that was. We here at Grantland are not immune to this enthusiastic eggnog: We'll be ladling ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  12. ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ Is Almost Brought...

    Jason Concepcion

    In his 1984 book, Normal Accidents: Living With High Risk-Technologies, Yale professor Charles Perrow defined a normal accident as an unexpected yet inevitable failure that occurs when a given system becomes overly complex. More com...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  13. A Golden State: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Secret, Sprawling, M...

    Tom Carson

    Is it going too far to say that Southern California is to Paul Thomas Anderson what North Mississippi was to William Faulkner? Possibly. So maybe we're better off playing it safe and going with Flannery O'Connor's home t...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  14. The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman and Tony Robbins

    Brian Koppelman

    Tony Robbins on why he wrote his new no. 1 best-selling book, Money: Master the Game, and how we can prime ourselves to win. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture podcasts and The Moment on iTunes, and chec...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  15. The Maester Learns Dothraki, Week 5: Ancient Feuds, Ice Dragons, ...

    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. If there's one ov...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  16. The Maester Learns Dothraki, Week 2: Khal Drogo Is My Spirit Guid...

    Jason Concepcion

    Grantland's in-house Game of Thrones guru, Maester Jason Concepcion, has decided to learn Dothraki. This is a weekly account of his brave quest to master Khal Drogo's brutal mother tongue. Athchomar chomakaan! Here's Jason Momoa,...

    Blog | October 22, 2014