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  1. Black Gatsbys: Interracial Marriage, Black Social Climbing, and t...

    Dave Schilling

    In a secondhand quote from Hua Hsu's classic Atlantic essay, "The End of White America," Sean "Diddy" Combs is asked if he's read The Great Gatsby. His answer is a picture-perfect, self-aggrandizing "Diddyism&...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  2. Second Banana Semifinals Recap: You Have Betrayed Spock, and So Y...

    Dave Schilling

    My god, what have you done? Inexplicably, your votes helped Canada turn death into a fighting chance to live. In the process, you've eliminated a fictional character who has been and ever shall be ...; my friend. Look, I could go o...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  3. Lyon in Winter: Lucious Gives In and Gives Up on ‘Empire&rs...

    Dave Schilling

    This was bound to happen. If you don't know, you haven't been watching Empire at all. After 17 years of being forced to wear loose-fitting orange jumpsuits in prison, Cookie Lyon had sex last night. It just happened to be with her ex-husba...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  4. ‘Do You Like Prince Movies?’ Podcast: Discussing &lsq...

    Wesley Morris and Alex Pappademas

    Processing the escalating craziness of Empire with special guest Dave Schilling. Plus: how Drake is like Morrissey and vice versa. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  5. Overrated, Underrated, or Properly Rated: The ‘Classic&rsqu...

    Dave Schilling

    Matthew Perry is missing a chunk of his right middle finger. Feel free to open a new tab and Google it. It's true. The tip of his finger was sliced off by a slamming door when he was a child. I don't know if it's because the directors ...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  6. Who Is the Least Interesting Character on ‘Empire’?

    Dave Schilling

    Shoehorned among all the splashy plot machinations (Cookie accidentally forgot to wear clothes to dinner! Hakeem is a misogynist in training! Jamal may have fathered a child with Raven-Symone!) on last night's clunky episode of Empir...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  7. It’s Official: Marvel Gets to Borrow Spider-Man. Now What?

    Dave Schilling

    After years of sexual tension, shameless flirting, "will they or won't they" questions, salacious gossip, and Jamie Foxx in blue face paint, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures finally took their relationship to the next level and departe...

    Blog | February 10, 2015
  8. The Opulent Majesty of Hakeem’s Music Video on Last Night&r...

    Dave Schilling

    In Episode 5 of Empire, titled "Dangerous Bonds," Hakeem Lyon (who, any time he holds a basketball, looks frighteningly like Swaggy P) stands at a crossroads in his burgeoning hip-hop career. He's just recorded a hot new single ca...

    Blog | February 05, 2015
  9. Bragging Rights: ‘Police Academy’

    Dave Schilling

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

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  10. Difficult Women: The Debt Fox’s ‘Empire’ Owes t...

    Dave Schilling

    There was a time, not long ago, when American television was dominated by insanely rich, maniacal narcissists abusing their power for the edification of their own perverse egos. The prime-time soap opera genre - defined by the lavish exploi...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  11. Tyrese, Green Lantern, and a Brief History of Thirsty Actors

    Dave Schilling

    There are many ways to get a job. Very few of them involve relentlessly Photoshopping yourself into your chosen career. If I wanted to be a Supreme Court justice, I'm certain that I wouldn't really move the needle by pasting my he...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  12. Why John Smoltz Is on the Verge of Cutting the Line to Cooperstow...

    Ben Lindbergh

    This should be a difficult time to debut on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot. Because the Hall's induction rate hasn't kept pace with the growth of the player pool, the slate is stuffed: Superstars dogged by steroid suspic...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  13. Hall of Fame Voting Primer: My Top 10, Plus a Randy Johnson Appre...

    Jonah Keri

    Charles Bronfman was desperate. Disillusioned by player salaries zooming past team revenue streams, the heir to the Seagram's liquor fortune had put his Montreal franchise up for sale. But the Expos had gotten off to a hot start in 1989, an...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  14. World Series Game 5: The Giants Carve Out a Series Lead, Madison ...

    Jonah Keri

    Madison Bumgarner owned Royals hitters on Sunday night, firing the first complete-game shutout by a Giants pitcher in a World Series contest since 1962, pushing San Francisco to within one victory of its third title in five years with the 5-...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  15. The 10 Most Underappreciated TV Performances of 2013

    Andy Greenwald

    The holiday lights are off, but the ball has yet to drop. It's the perfect time to use 2013's remaining shine on some of its least-heralded performers. What follows isn't a list of the year's best TV shows (already done!) or the best actors on those ...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  16. The Emmys After-Party: Death, Disappointment, and Modern Family

    Grantland staff

    The Emmys Are Become Death, Destroyer of In Memoriam Tributes Alex Pappademas: I think if Cory Monteith were still alive, he'd have wanted his mom to find a way to for some reason get into an argument with the heirs of the late Jack Klugman via TM...

    Blog | September 23, 2013