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  1. Conversations With an Idiot: Is Tiger Woods 'Back'?

    Shane Ryan

    You may have heard that Tiger Woods shot a 61 on Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, setting a course record and tying his best professional round ever. He went on to win the tournament by seven strokes over Henrik Stenson and Keegan Bra...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  2. The Great Orange Is the New Black Is Suddenly the Best Netflix Se...

    Andy Greenwald

    I hate the Netflix distribution model, and the way, every few weeks, it backs up the content truck at the stroke of midnight and offloads 13 hours of industrial-strength television. I've written at length about how this emphasis on quantity robs qual...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  3. Definitely Not It: The 10 Best Songs by Strokes-Alike Bands

    Steven Hyden

    In the early '00s, the Strokes (along with the White Stripes) helped to usher in a wave of sharp-dressed, retro-leaning "return of rock" bands that were supposed to wash out the nu-metal and post-grunge clogging up mainstream rock radio. While this w...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  4. The Strokes' career arc, from 'Is This It' to their new album, 'C...

    Steven Hyden

    From Is This It to is this it?

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  5. Songs of the Week: St. Vincent Gets Cartoony, The xx Do Beyoncé, ...

    Amos Barshad

    St. Vincent, "Bad Tina" Bob's Burgers, Fox's cutesy (in a good way) cartoon comedy, flattened Annie Clark out to 2D, and had her sing a jaunty punk-rock tune about good girls going bad (but like, by fighting with their moms, not by rolling blunt...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  6. Afternoon Links: Watch Michael K. Williams Cover ODB

    Tess Lynch

    If you can't wait for the release (when? When? WHEN??) of Dirty White Boy, here is Michael K. Williams harnessing the dirrrty vocal stylings of ODB in a cover of "Brooklyn Zoo." It's a very good day for vegetarians, what with a horseburger scare...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  7. In Memoriam: Conrad Bain, Diff'rent Strokes Patriarch

    Alex Pappademas

    Conrad Bain, who played the stuffy-yet-kindly widower Philip Drummond for eight seasons on NBC's Diff'rent Strokes, died yesterday in Livermore, California. He was 89. Born in Alberta, Canada, Bain was a prolific theater actor before he became a s...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  8. Jeremy Lin, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, and the NBA's newly eligi...

    Zach Lowe

    Jeremy Lin and 20 more eligible players who could be dealt this season. Plus, Michael Beasley's struggle, Arron Afflalo's stroke, and the Art of Kobe.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  9. Frankie Has a Stroke, Hobbit Fans Have Nausea, and at Least Two P...

    Emily Yoshida

    It is now being reported that Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz suffered a "mini-stroke" last Friday in Arizona - he was rushed to the hospital by friends after reportedly "acting really weird" and having difficulty speaking and understanding ...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  10. What Drought? Rory McIlroy Wins the PGA Championship

    Jim Newell

    Well, if Rory McIlroy was going to end up winning this PGA Championship by tying his eight-shot margin of victory from the 2010 U.S. Open and breaking the PGA Championship margin-of-victory record by one stroke, couldn't he have said something earlie...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  11. About Last Weekend: Not-So-Great Scott

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Adam Scott bogeyed the last four holes in an epic major collapse, and Ernie Els sunk a birdie putt on 18 to win the British Open by a single stroke....

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  12. RIP Patrice O'Neal

    Amos Barshad

    Patrice O'Neal, the stand-up comedian and actor, has died at the age of 41, after suffering a stroke in October. O'Neal got his start in the Boston comedy circuit, then won national recognition via regular appearances on Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn ...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  13. Wright Thompson on Dean Faulker Wells and a Yoknapatawpha wake

    Wright Thompson

    Four Roses and the death of William Faulkner's niece.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2011
  14. Chuck Klosterman on Rock VORP

    Chuck Klosterman

    How important is Albert Hammond Jr. to the Strokes? Grantland does the math.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2011