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  1. Who Says Spelling Is So Important, Anyway?

    Rembert Browne

    "Smart" is a relative term, you know. Who's the decider of what actually makes you smart? I bring up this non-agenda-laden, non-topical topic because I want to know: At what point did spelling become so important, and why is ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. Meet the Spellers: Scouting 10 of This Year’s Most Intrigui...

    Matt Borcas

    Really high stakes can make just about anything compelling. How else to explain the popularity of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will air on ESPN starting today for the 21st consecutive year? Strip the event down to its component parts,...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. Arvind's Last Stand: A Long-Awaited Win at the Scripps National S...

    Shane Ryan

    "What if Arvind finishes third again? How would he handle that?" I asked Arvind Mahankali's parents while we waited for their son to return from one of the competition's two computer-based tests. Srinivas Mahankali is a software engineer, and his wif...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  4. About Last Night: High Five to LeBron, Heat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out protesting your local theater's lack of midnight showings of After Earth, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: The Miami Heat, buoyed by another vintage LeBron James performance, won a crucial Game 5, 90-79, to take...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  5. Afternoon Links: Guess Pharrell's Just Really Into Big Bang Theor...

    Tess Lynch

    With every new day comes a new chance to link you to "Get Lucky." Tonight's special is the "Ultimate Johnny Galecki Fan Video," which can't be explained so much as delivered to your eyes and brain in a vacuum-sealed pouch. Also I just found out that ...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  6. 'Wean,' 'Pajamas,' and Warren Moon: Stories of Spelling Bee Horro...

    Rembert Browne

    It was 1995. And after months of studying words with my mother whenever I was awake and not in school (breakfast table, drive to school, drive to practice, drive from practice, dinner, before homework, after homework), it was time for the spelling...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  7. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Yankees Cast Their Spell

    Shane Ryan

    In honor of the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, you will find one of the winning words from the last 10 years of competition in each entry. When they don't fit naturally — which will be always, if my ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  8. The 'Yo, Is This Racist?' Month in Racism for May: The Color of W...

    Andrew Ti

    In an effort to keep up with some of the larger issues in the media, every month Grantland Racial Issues Correspondent Andrew Ti will be rounding up some of the biggest questions to hit the Yo, Is This Racist? inbox. Ashton Kutcher and Jason Biggs...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  9. Spelling Bee Retro Blog!

    Shane Ryan

    I don't think there's a TV-watching soul in America who doesn't love the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It cuts across boundaries and appeals to the frightened child in all of us — that petrified little tyke who remembers the drama and heartbre...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  10. About Last Night: Spurs Finally Fall Off Their High Horse

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Kevin Durant scored 22 points and Thabo Sefolosha nabbed six steals as the Thunder dealt the Spurs their first loss of the postseason, 102-82. "Tim's pr...

    Blog | June 01, 2012