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  1. The Forever War: A History and Future Timeline of the Daryl Morey...

    Jason Concepcion

    See the Billionaire. He is tanned and thick, he wears a tight-fitting cotton-poly blend, shmedium shirt, a white horse in profile printed across the chest. He stokes the scullery fire and the stove grows hot. His folk come from the steel-mill towns o...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. The Week in Gossip: Katy Perry and Taylor Swift's Cold War J...

    Juliet Litman

    Finally, a Taylor Swift interpersonal drama we can actually believe! Rolling Stone published a profile of T-Swift, and she is quoted thus: "For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not," she says. "She would come up to me at a...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. September Book Recommendations: 'The Short and Tragic Life o...

    Kevin Nguyen

    Two weeks ago, the New York Times ran a controversial profile of Michael Brown. Writer John Eligon drew criticism for painting Brown in an unflattering light, as he revealed several of the 18-year-old's petty transgressions that occurred ju...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  4. Who Are Those Guys? Five September Call-Ups MLB Fans Need to Know...

    Ben Lindbergh

    "Who's That Guy" is an ongoing Grantland series and an orientation tool to use in the vast sports landscape. This week, that landscape expanded along with MLB's active rosters to include several high-profile prospects who are ma...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  5. Some Things Last a Long Time

    Alex Pappademas

    The very first episode of Saturday Night Live featured a short film called "The Impossible Truth." It was a Ripley's Believe It or Not!-style faux-newsreel, written and directed by Albert Brooks, depicting such wonders as New Yor...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  6. The Glue

    Bryan Curtis

    David Mandel, a former Saturday Night Live writer, was asked to name the favorite characters he created for Phil Hartman. Mandel rummaged through his memory banks. "He's probably in every sketch I ever wrote,&...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  7. This Is Harry Shearer: The Former ‘SNL’ Cast Member&r...

    James Hughes

    After 30 years, the introduction to the 10th season of Saturday Night Live still manages to mystify. Though there's the familiar blast of Don Pardo and the sax, the visuals stray from the usual playbook: There's no nightlife snatched from ...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  8. Bill Hader’s Day Off

    Amos Barshad

    "I moved here the day this place opened," Bill Hader says as he walks into the film haven Cinefile Video in West L.A. "I didn't have a lot of friends. I didn't have a job. So I just kind of hung out,...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  9. I’m Chevy Chase and You’re Not

    Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad

    "Fame is a very unnatural human condition. When you stop to realize that Abraham Lincoln was probably never seen by more than 400 people in a single evening, and that I can enter over 40 million homes in a single evening due to the power of tele...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  10. Mr. Mike's 'SNL' Nightmare

    Tom Carson

    Right from the start and in crucial ways, Saturday Night Live wasn't really the radical break with earlier TV comedy it's sometimes cracked up to be. So far as countercultural guerrilla humor goes, L.A.'s forgotten Fires...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  11. Who's That Executive Director? Meet the New Head of the NBPA...

    Jared Dubin

    Who's that? New National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts! Where is she from? Bronx, New York, by way of a high-profile Washington D.C. law firm Where'd she get her degrees? She got her B.A....

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  12. DOCUMENTS REVEALED: Channing Tatum, America’s He-Heart, As ...

    Holly Anderson

    We haven't actually read GQ's Channing Tatum profile yet. You want to save a piece like this for a moment when it can really be savored, particularly if you are the type of person who saw both Step Up and Step Up 2: The Streets in...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  13. Kevin Hart Will Launch His Own Funny or Die–Style Website

    Zach Dionne

    GQ's comedy issue isn't just a way to see Louis C.K. in a skinny tie and Julia Louis-Dreyfus nailing a clown. Kevin Hart's also in there, along with a nice, long profile showing us how superhumanly ambitious he is...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  14. Five Things About the Future of the Marvel Universe We Learned Fr...

    Zach Dionne

    Kevin Feige is Marvel's main man. At just 40 years old, the studio's president has been indispensable in the industry-shaking moves Iron Man & Co. have been making since 2008. Businessweek calls Feige "one of the more shrewd a...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  15. Director’s Cut: ‘The Rabbit Hunter’ by Frank De...

    Michael MacCambridge

    It's difficult to overstate the reputation that Frank Deford enjoyed among readers and writers during the 1980s. In an era when long-form sports journalism - the literary-minded profile, or "takeout piece" - wa...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  16. Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: With Special Guest Karina Lon...

    Wesley Morris and Alex Pappademas

    Karina Longworth joins Alex and Wesley to discuss her book Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor and ponder Anthony Lane's profile of Scarlett Johansson. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on i...

    Blog | March 27, 2014