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  1. About Last Weekend: G-Men Fading Away

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out getting a terrifying vote of confidence from an eccentric Russian oligarch, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: A rough day for the Manning family saw the Dallas Cowboys all but eliminate the Giants' scant playo...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  2. Weekly Weird Internet: The Serbo-Russian Wolf-Man of Iceland Come...

    Tess Lynch

    This week's Weird Internet is a meta–Weird Internet, which is the best Weird Internet of all. Once upon a time, in the year of our lord 2009, a man posted on a Russian dating website, seeking 16- to 20-year-old virgins to marry. The ad was acco...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  3. Ray Donovan Executive Producer Bryan Zuriff Leaves the Show After...

    Amos Barshad

    Back in April, the U.S. attorney in New York brought charges against a group of Russians alleged to control a sprawling criminal enterprise that included a bicoastal celebrity poker game originally run out of Tobey Maguire's house. At that point, whi...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  4. When Did It All Go Wrong for Andrey Arshavin?

    Michael Bertin

    Seven appearances. Zero goals. Zero shots on target. As many yellow cards as assists (one each). All in eighty-six minutes played. That's a joylessly appropriate number for a player who was a ghost of his former self, but 86 is not even an entire mat...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  5. Real-Life Teddy KGBs, Who Catered to A-List Stars, Get Busted

    Amos Barshad

    Well, this is nuts: THR is reporting the United States attorney in Manhattan has brought charges against 34 individuals tied up in Russian-American criminal organizations that partly facilitated secret gambling rooms catering to big Hollywood names l...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  6. The Americans Season 1, Episode 6: 'Trust Me'

    Andy Greenwald

    This isn't the first and it certainly won't be the last time I reference a lousy Sting song in these recaps, but after the knockout that was "Trust Me," I feel I have to dream the Dream of the Blue Turtles once more. "I hope the Russians love their c...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  7. New City, New System, Same Old Andrei Kirilenko

    Joan Niesen

    In Russia, Andrei Kirilenko says, there's an old maxim about changing jobs every six years. He's not sure where it comes from, but since 2008, it's applied to even the office of the Russian president. It doesn't matter who you are — six years, ...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  8. Artistic Rivalries, International Intrigue, and Mysterious Acid A...

    Amos Barshad

    Admittedly, we here at Hollywood Prospectus don't spend much time on the fine arts. And, honestly, as long as there's some last tribesman of the Kardashian in existence somewhere (even if it requires a trek into the uninhabitable frozen forests of Si...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  9. An ode to Russian and Eastern European tennis players

    Brian Phillips

    An ode to Russian and Eastern European women's tennis players you've vaguely heard of but can't entirely keep straight.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  10. ScarJo's Russian Rampage ... and Other Horror Stories From This W...

    Molly Lambert

    Star Scarlett Johansson Is Depressed: "She was totally out of control in Moscow recently" at a champagne brand's promo event. "She was drinking nonstop and barely slept. It was obvious that she was trying to numb her feelings." She's sad about her b...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Cousin Sal's Olympic Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    The XXXth Olympic Games are well under way, and much like the previous Games, this one is booooring. You'd think by now that watching a Russian teenager shooting an arrow wildly off target would get the blood going — but no. Not on YouTube and ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  13. Grantland Exclusive: The Text Messages of Dwight Howard and Mikha...

    Chris Ryan

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    Blog | July 02, 2012
  14. At Wimbledon, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters negotiate the ends...

    Louisa Thomas

    At Wimbledon, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters negotiate the ends of their historic careers.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  15. Three Lessons From the Champions League Semifinals' Second Legs

    Chris Ryan

    Chelsea Finally Got Some Luck Chelsea have long been blamed for committing modern football's original sin. Just replace the forbidden fruit with a soft drink. As the story goes, in 2003, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich nearly took control of ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  16. Eastbound & Drago

    Molly Lambert

    This season, Kenny Powers met his match in Russian pitcher Ivan Dochenko (played by Ike Barinholtz), a mulleted young punk who throws heat and pumps raves. Ivan seems like an obvious callback to Rocky IV's Russian villain Ivan Drago. Here is a series...

    Blog | March 26, 2012