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  1. Welcome to the WWE Network

    Bill Simmons and The Masked Man

    Editor's note: David "The Masked Man" Shoemaker (Grantland's wrestling guru) and Bill Simmons (35-year wrestling fan) spent the past 10 days digesting the new WWE Network, which launched on February 24 and caused a multimedia riot...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  2. About Last Weekend: The Pack Is Back

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out being thrown in jail while attempting to incite a Seahawks riot by overturning a vegan food truck, and using your one phone call to beg Shane to fill in for you on About Last Night, here's what you missed in sports over the weeke...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  3. The Replacements' Rapturous Return: Two (Very Different) Takes Fr...

    Steven Hyden

    Last night, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson played the second of three planned reunion concerts as the Replacements at Riot Fest in Chicago. The group will travel with the festival to Denver next weekend, after which Westerberg and Stinson may or m...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  4. Mad Men, Week 9: Everybody Must Get Stoned

    Molly Lambert

    "If any of you are secret poets, the best way to break into print is to run for the presidency." —Eugene McCarthy, 1968 The late ’60s weren't all assassinations, bad trips, and riots. Some of the trips were actually pretty great. Don...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  5. Paris Is Rising: Among Les Thugs

    Ricardo Bernard

    Yesterday when I, along with about 100 other Paris Saint-Germain fans, landed in Marseille, the welcome wagon arrived in the form of police officers dressed in riot gear ready to escort us to PSG's clash with Marseille at the Stade Velodrome. Tension...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  6. Cleaning out the inbox, plus Week 3 picks

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy fears an official-induced riot as he goes through his inbox and makes his Week 3 picks.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  7. Hall & Oates Super-PAC Dies, Hall & Oates Remain Politically Unsu...

    Amos Barshad

    I am not, by nature, an outspoken man when it comes to this nation's bitterly divisive political landscape. But the time has come for me to stand up, right here, right now, and make myself abundantly clear — no matter what other, nefarious forc...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  8. Songs of the Week: Japandroids Live the American Dream, Tom Cruz ...

    Amos Barshad

    Japandroids, "The House That Heaven Built" Boozin', rockin', flirtin', fist pumpin', makin' out, grillin', shootin' guns, drivin' on metaphorically weighted highways — this is exactly what a goddamn Japandroids video should look like. Warn...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  9. Russian Punk Rockers Pussy Riot Convicted of Hooliganism, Sentenc...

    Amos Barshad

    In February of this year, the Russian punk band Pussy Riot — 24-year-old Maria Alyokhina, 22-year-old Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and 29-year-old Yekaterina Samutsevich — staged a performance/protest at Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, ...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  10. Riot Like You're in the 99 Percent: Kanye's 'No Church in the Wil...

    Molly Lambert

    Oh, you thought Jay and Kanye were going to be in the video? They've got stuff to do. Jay's warming Blue's bottles and Kanye's eating ice cream with Kim Kardashian at Cannes. Who gon' stop them, HUH? Kanye obviously saw the video for M.I.A.'s "Bad Gi...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  11. A Q&A With Ra Ra Riot, Hockey Fans

    Katie Baker

    Recording a new album can quickly become an exercise in doing a lot of waiting around. But for Wes Miles and Mat Santos, the lead singer and bassist, respectively, for the band Ra Ra Riot, their downtime over the last couple of weeks has been largely...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  12. Out of the Turtle's Den: Duke Escapes College Park

    Shane Ryan

    "Mason Plumlee is a man!" I shouted at my girlfriend. She rolled her eyes, but I felt like it was something that needed to be said. A year, ago, I couldn't have conceived that I'd be complimenting the tow-headed giant. This was the second coming o...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  13. Occupy Minute Maid Park

    Whitney Pastorek

    Baseball owners unanimously approved the sale of the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane on Thursday, which will lead to the team moving from the NL Central to the AL West for the 2013 season. The decision will give each league 15 team...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  14. Chris Ryan: The Reducer, Week 2 on Alex Ferguson, Manchester Unit...

    Chris Ryan

    Manchester's two teams run riot while the rest of the league plays catch-up.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2011
  15. Hua Hsu on Attack the Block and the London riots

    Hua Hsu

    Attack the Block and anarchy in the U.K.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2011
  16. YouTube Hall of Fame: Brawling Bruins, Marshmallow Tests, and the...

    Grantland Staff

    Every week, Grantland's staff watches all 200 million videos on YouTube and picks their favorites. Bill Simmons: I loved hockey as a kid because of hockey cards, street hockey, the Bruins and hockey fights. And not in that order. The late-1970s Br...

    Blog | July 20, 2011