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  1. Great Leap Forward: The Best Show on Television, ‘The Ameri...

    Andy Greenwald

    The Cold War was waged not with bullets and bombs but with escalation and bluster. Every action taken by the Soviet Union - diplomatic, militaristic, or otherwise - was met with an often disproportionate reaction from the United S...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  2. Mr. Special Teams: How New England's Matthew Slater Made a C...

    Kevin Koczwara

    The first time the Patriots sent him out on punt coverage, Matthew Slater made it "maybe five yards." He thought he could just run past the two blockers, but as Slater tried to dance around to either side, he got...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  3. Faces of Defeat: The Screen Actors Guild Awards Through the Eyes ...

    Mark Lisanti

    For our money, the Screen Actors Guild throws the greatest of all the seasonal kudo-orgies, the purest expression of what it is for an insular, statuette-proffering body of craftsmen to recognize the greatness in their midst. Yes, the Academy's ...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  4. A Long Hello: Natalie Prass’s Beautiful, Time-Tested Fairy ...

    Danny Chau

    Back in February 2012, Natalie Prass stood atop a mountain she'd conquered near Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. The singer-songwriter had recently finished tracking the songs for her debut album and decided one afternoon to take it all...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  5. Bragging Rights: The 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip' Pi...

    Rembert Browne

    Bragging Rights is a new Grantland series with a single goal: to determine which member of a cast, a team, a band, a presidential cabinet -- is killing it the most, years later. Different Grantland writers will take turns giving the...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  6. Do Not Cross Damian Lillard

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Chris Kaman has been around the block. He's halfway through his 12th NBA season and has already worn the colors of five different franchises. He's seen it all, and he's not afraid to tell you about most of it -- sometime...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  7. The Forgotten Front Seven: Can Green Bay’s Defense Slow Dow...

    Robert Mays

    It's no surprise the NFC Championship Game has mostly been framed as a battle between the Green Bay offense and the Seattle defense. Both rank first in DVOA, the Packers are quarterbacked by the league's likely MVP, and the Seahaw...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  8. Golden Globes After-Party: The Triumph of ‘Boyhood,’ ...

    Grantland Staff

    John Lopez: I have this tradition - maybe you do, too - where as soon as Best Picture is announced, I spit out my bargain Trader Joe's pinot in dismay, then remind myself awards shows aren't really abo...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  9. NFL Wild-Card Weekend Winners and Losers: Stewart Shines, Luck La...

    Robert Mays

    The Cowboys Pass-Catchers The approach that earned the Cowboys a top-five offense this year just wasn't going to work against Detroit. Dallas built its attack around a top-shelf offensive line and a punishing running game, while...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  10. Cowboys Up: Detroit Meets Its End in the House of Jerry

    Charles P. Pierce

    Jerry is my amigo. Jerry wanted me to be happy, here in Section 242, in my $200 seat. Jerry wanted me to be as happy as he is so I can pretend to be as rich as he is. Jerry wanted me well fed - and well lubed, if that had been my c...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  11. The Raid

    Chris Ryan

    Sometimes you see something that feels like it was pulled straight from your imagination. It can almost feel invasive - like someone has aggregated all the things that interest you, that haunt you, that titillate you, that you cele...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  12. The Year Consensus Died: 2014 and the Baffling Post–‘...

    Andy Greenwald

    The human brain doesn't distinguish between binges, whether you're overdosing on crystal meth, prestige television, or the Emmy-winning combination of both. The initial rush and surrender triggers the same steady flow of dopamine; the event...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  13. The Year in Holy S#!t: Thunder-Grizzlies Suffocates the Concept o...

    Danny Chau

    This week, the Triangle will be looking back at the players, games, and moments that singed our eyebrows and blew our minds in 2014. Buckle your seat belts; it's the Year in Holy S#!t. Two game-saving, four-point plays...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Re/Code: Benedict Cumberbatch and the Exasperating Tedium of &lsq...

    Wesley Morris

    Setting aside some profanity and half a dozen conversations about being gay, The Imitation Game could have been released without much trouble in 1951, the year in which a lot of the story is set. It actually might have been more enjoyable as an old m...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  16. I Went to 15 Hours of ‘Interstellar’ Last Weekend and...

    Robert Mays

    Warning: This post contains spoilers. A lot of them. If you haven't already seen the movie, this is a dangerous place to be. "Are you selling the unlimited Interstellar pass?" I asked. They were, or at least&nbs...

    Blog | November 26, 2014