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  1. Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: 'Jimi: All Is by My Side...

    Wesley Morris and Alex Pappademas

    This week, Alex and Wesley discuss Jimi: All Is by My Side, a drama that studies Jimi Hendrix during a year he spent in London in 1967. The film is by the entertainment industry veteran John Ridley, who wrote 12 Years a Slave, and stars...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. ‘Saturday Night Live’ vs. the World: A Statisticalish...

    Joshua David Stein

    A graph of Saturday Night Live's household ratings creates a shape like the Matterhorn over the show's first five years, followed by a sheer rock face in the early '80s that flattens into a long alluvial plain ge...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  3. Box Office Report: Hollywood’s Cardinal ‘Sin’ (...

    John Lopez

    Don't be surprised if Marvel's Kevin Feige starts green-lighting movies based off mutant stick figures he sketches on the back of a cocktail napkin: The previously anonymous Guardians of the Galaxy is officially the summer's bigge...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  4. I'm Real: A Character Study of Mumblecore Nick's '...

    Emily Yoshida

    The Bachelorette is over. Thank God. Josh M. and Andi get to ride off into the Atlanta sunset with a lifetime supply of Suave Salon Professionals haircare products, and Nick V. is shown the studio door, not before lobbing a barely audible re...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  5. Get the Advil Ready: Applying Economic Theory to MLB Trade Deadli...

    Michael Baumann

    Before we talk about baseball, let's talk about politics. In 1957, an American political economist named Anthony Downs released An Economic Theory of Democracy, which became one of the most influential works on the study of electoral and...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  6. Ben Franklin Goes to ‘Transformers’: A Thought Experi...

    Claire L. Evans

    Take Benjamin Franklin. No, take him. Travel to his Philadelphia home. Sneak up behind him in his study while he's drinking port, doing line edits on the latest issue of Poor Richard's Almanack, and throw a burlap sack o...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  7. The 30: Change Begets Change

    Jonah Keri

    No matter how much we watch, study, and obsess over baseball, the game will still make us look like fools. That's because for all of its hidebound ways, baseball is ultimately propelled by change. We might think we know which teams are going to ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  8. Small(er) Movie Review Roundup: Because the Word 'Amazing�...

    Wesley Morris

    This exquisitely drawn, economically told tale, set in 1960s Poland, is a study of two faces, one soft, the other hard. The first belongs to a demure country orphan named Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska), who's studying her vows to become a nun....

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  9. After Six Trips to Middle-earth, J.R.R. Tolkien Will Get His Own ...

    Zach Dionne

    The biopic, in the early developmental stages at Fox Searchlight, will detail the moments that led the author to create The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. At first it sounds like a lot of shots of a guy sitting in a study, scrawling and smoking a ...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  10. We Went There: An Anthropological Study of the Champions Classic

    Corban Goble

    If we're going off StubHub, which is the objective arbiter of all things hype, last night's Champions Classic was one of the most anticipated basketball showcases in recent history. So while the basketball turned out so good that people seem to be ov...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. Afternoon Links: There's Nothing Funnier Than Cracking Up at a Ca...

    Tess Lynch

    Fresh from a screening at Comic-Con, the Hannibal gag reel hit the Internet today. That old saying that we memorized in first-grade media studies — "The more serious the project, the funnier the gag reel" — is only reinforced by watching ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  12. WTF, Leafs: How Do You Beat the Boston Bruins? (Or at Least Come ...

    Sean McIndoe

    The Boston Bruins are starting to look unstoppable. After shutting down the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night, they hold a 2-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup final heading into Game 4 at home tonight. They're two wins away from a championship that w...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  13. Survivor, Episode 5: Probst Massage! Probst Massage! Probst Massa...

    Tess Lynch

    Survivor has always been fascinating for its character studies: The social nature of the game, which doesn't necessarily encourage but definitely allows for lying and manipulation, is one of the most gripping parts of the show. There are always two s...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  14. How Jalen Rose Gave World Wide Wes His Nickname

    Jalen Rose

    Jalen describes how he met omnipresent NBA figure World Wide Wes, how their relationship evolved, and the reason that he gave him his nickname....

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  15. We Went There: Ravens-Colts and Redskins-Seahawks

    Bill Barnwell

    The Ravens and Redskins have been two nearby teams at opposite ends of the NFL spectrum for most of the past decade. They're case studies in how to run an organization and how not to run one, respectively, a contrast between the cool approach of long...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  16. The Best B.S.: Nate Silver Explains How Analytics Affects Sports

    Grantland Channel

    Nate Silver explains how his use of analytics in sports influenced his study of political trends and how the use of sports analytics has changed the way the games are played....

    Blog | December 05, 2012