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  1. Dennis Rodman Acknowledges That Booze and International Basketbal...

    Zach Dionne

    Dennis Rodman gifted YouTube with one for the ages on Tuesday, and now North Korea's favorite former NBA star is feeling the noxious hangover of regret. "I want to apologize," Rodman said in a publicist's email to the Associated Press. "I take full r...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  2. What Is Charles Smith Doing in North Korea?

    Jim Cavan

    We might as well start here: I hated Charles Smith. Hated him. I hated that his complete inability to convert the simplest shot in basketball ruined my life before women even had a chance to. I was 11 years old. I hated losing half my fri...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. The Jalen Rose Report With David Jacoby (With Video!)

    Grantland Network

    Jalen Rose predicts the Bulls' future and takes a look at the Golden State Warriors before explaining why he won't be playing basketball in North Korea anytime soon. Listen to the podcast at the Podcenter. Subscribe to the Grantland S...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  4. Don't Quiz Dennis Rodman About Some Political Junk When He's Just...

    Zach Dionne

    "Watch this." Thus spake Dennis Rodman, getting ready to make Michael Bay's big walk-out video look like a hiccup. (Yes, it's Meltdown Tuesday; Reubens are half-price till seven.) Conferencing from Pyongyang with CNN's Chris Cuomo on Tuesday morning,...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  5. Black Mirror Episode 1, 'The National Anthem': Pig Bang Theory

    Emily Yoshida

    For six weeks, I will be responding to the British sci-fi series Black Mirror, which originally premiered on Channel 4 in 2012 and is currently making its debut on North American television via DirecTV. The entire series is currently available on dem...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  6. We Went There: The 1997 NBA Finals, Live From Pyongyang

    Cameron Dowd, Andrew Mooney, and Kevin Meers

    North Korean basketball enthusiasts have long remained anonymous, as their sport flew as far under the radar as most other objects in North Korea. But their modified rules can enhance the sport — if you tried to play a game of pickup ball in do...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  7. Afternoon Links: The Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker Video That You M...

    Tess Lynch

    Obviously, you should not hitchhike unless you really have no other choice. It's also wise, in general, to avoid killing someone with a hatchet. But if you HAVE to hitchhike, and you HAVE to kill someone with a hatchet, you really should do it just l...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  8. A look at how a ripoff factory called The Asylum makes a mockery ...

    Tom Breihan

    How a ripoff factory called The Asylum makes a mockery of the box office.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  9. The Biggest Winners and Losers of the Olympics, by Country

    Dermot Hunt

    Here in the U.K., everybody's going crazy over Britain's Olympic Heroes, and with good reason. But Team GB's performance wasn't that surprising; they won slightly more golds than predicted, but a few fewer medals overall. A tremendous performance, bu...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  10. The Grantland News Quiz!

    Michael Tortorello

    The legendary CBS broadcaster Walter Cronkite once said, "Every morning paper brings you one day closer to death." The man had a dark side, you know. Correction: He may not have said those exact words in that particular order. But over his 92 ye...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  11. Grantland Network Podcast: Men in Blazers

    Men in Blazers

    It's been a dark week for the world of football. First, the sport loses yet another of its noble ambassadors — Kim Jong-il. A despicable despot bar none, he summoned North Korea's national teams to undefeated runs with the help of an invisible ...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  12. Kim Jong-un: North Korea's 'Great Successor,' Sports Fan

    Jon Dolan

    You wouldn't want to party with him, but at least the Grim Reaper has a sense of irony. Not 24 hours after the death of Czech dissident-turned-president Vaclav Havel, possibly the greatest anti-Communist revolutionary of the 20th century, we learned ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  13. In Memoriam, Part One: Kim Jong Il -- Pop Culture Figure

    Krister Johnson

    I have spent a good portion of my adult life indulging a kind of ironic obsession with Kim Jong Il. It was a preoccupation that went beyond the normal Western enjoyment of his large glasses, weird outfits, and unique ability to stare quizzically at ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  14. Love, North Korea, and Jimmy Buffett: Which TV Procedurals Are Wo...

    Amos Barshad

    You're busy and only have time for so many murders per week. So which TV procedurals are actually worth your time? We consulted the plot descriptions for this week's grisliest dramas and, below, offer our best advice on how to manage your viewing sch...

    Blog | November 21, 2011