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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 1D Internet Fantasies: Liz Lemon, One Direction, and the Rise of ...

    Molly Lambert

    "I'm just the underdog who finally got the girl" — One Direction After seven years, several serious-ish boyfriends, and countless offscreen episodes of TGS, Liz Lemon is a married woman. Last week's 30 Rock saw Liz making it legal with han...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  10. Notre Dame, Alabama, the SEC, and the history of college football...

    Michael Weinreb

    How a Notre Dame–Alabama National Championship Game could conclude an era.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  11. Video on Demand Report: Magic Mike Makes a House Call, Pusher Get...

    Tara Ariano

    The Headliner Magic Mike When does a film about male strippers transcend its logline and become a compelling character study that everyone can enjoy regardless of their interest in dudes' waxed chests? When it's directed by Steven Soderberg...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  12. American Horror Story: Asylum, Episode 1  Welcome to Briarcliff

    Tess Lynch

    Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk sure do love them some secrets 'n' shame. The first installment of American Horror Story was a sort of revelatory study in how bizarre television can get, with its plates of brains and unabashedly over-the-top rubber suit...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  13. Grantland Reality Fantasy League: Party Vest Time!

    David Jacoby

    Delusion lies at the core of any good reality television character. This week was an especially interesting study in human beings who will create a universe in their heads that they don't realize is not being shared with the rest of the species. In J...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  14. 10 Guys on Trial for Fantasy Team Murder

    Jonah Keri

    No matter how hard you study, no matter how hard you try to manage risk, there's a good chance you're going to badly overdraft at least one player. Even the best of us end up with first-rounders who perform like 15th-rounders. What's important is fig...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  15. Advanced stats in hockey, the plight of the Wild, the strange twe...

    Katie Baker

    The plight of the Wild, the strange tweets of Ochocinco, and the rest of the week in the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  16. The Bachelor Tape Study: How Courtney the Model Engineered the Ul...

    Mark Lisanti

    Over the last couple weeks, response to my brazenly advertorial posts about the consulting firm I'll soon be establishing for forward-thinking, rapaciously ambitious future Bachelor contestants has been so overwhelming that I've gotten a little ahead...

    Blog | February 21, 2012