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  1. Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: ‘As Above, So Below,&rs...

    Wesley Morris and Alex Pappademas

    This week, Alex and Wesley try to unpack the theft of images from celebrities' personal iCloud accounts as a perverse conflation of sexual assault and anti-corporate rebellion. They wind up talking about celebrity, #GamerGate, Islamic funda...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  2. Where Nobody Knows Your Name: ‘The Swapper,’ ‘H...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Many hours into the ambitious story of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games' technically proficient but narratively unfulfilling tripartite-protagonist blockbuster from 2013, it hit me: I missed Claude, the totally unambitious avatar from GTA...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  3. Weird Al’s Back With a ‘Happy’ Parody That&rsqu...

    Zach Dionne

    One thing that's brilliant about Weird Al's parody of Pharrell's "Happy" video/song, "Tacky" - no matter how lame that screenshot makes it seem before pressing play - is its outfits and dance routin...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  4. The 'Grand Theft Auto' 'I'm Not a Hipster...

    Emily Yoshida

    "What is a hipster, really?" Now there's a question nobody cares about. [Pushes up glasses humorlessly.] Like any vaguely alternative lifestyle of sufficient popularity, it has diffused itself into the mainstream so much as t...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  5. Claws for Concern? Florida State Captain Nabs Nefarious Catch

    Holly Anderson

    In certain parts of the country, like Florida and Georgia, something like 20 percent of a given user's social media intake on any particular day is composed of material concerning the Publix chain of supermarkets, specifically praise for it...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  6. My City of the Year: GTA V's Los Santos

    Dan Fierman

    Now more than ever, pop culture is about the small stuff — an obscure TV show, a few notes in a pop song, a tweet. To celebrate a year of micro moments, every day a new Grantland writer will highlight one specific thing — a Big Little Thi...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  7. Afternoon Links: Lindsay Lohan Is Ready for Her Share of the GTA ...

    Zach Dionne

    It appears Lindsay Lohan finds a similarity between herself and one or more blondes portrayed in Grand Theft Auto V. TMZ writes that LiLo is taking legal action over parts of the game that she feels appropriate her persona - quests like helping a sta...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  8. Afternoon Links: Watch Breaking Bad Reimagined As an Ice Ballet

    Zach Dionne

    The book is often better than the movie it becomes, but rarely is the acclaimed television series better than the figure-skating routine it inspires. And inspired is the word: The passion that went into this frosty adaptation from Breaking Bad assist...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  9. Afternoon Links: Watch the Most Insane GTA V Chase Yet

    Zach Dionne

    Don't act surprised that a five-minute YouTube clip of someone playing a video game has passed 678,000 views in just a few days. Did Grand Theft Auto V even still count as a video game after it earned $800 million on its release day? That's when a th...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  10. The Best of Grantland Pop Culture Podcasts: Homeland, Breaking Ba...

    Grantland Network

    Chris and Andy discuss Homeland, Prince Movies cover Breaking Bad, the Right Reasons interview Wes Bergmann, Hoodies talk GTA V, and Andy Greenwald sits with Lizzy Caplan. Listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to Grantlan...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  11. Girls in Hoodies Podcast: @Horse_ebooks, Myst, and GTA

    Molly Lambert and Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida

    The Girls in Hoodies go cyberpunk today, starting with a discussion of the @Horse_ebooks Twitter bot conceptual art project, which turns into a discussion about artificial intelligence, why we search for divine wisdom in machines, and our desire for ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  12. Tom Bissell writes a letter to Niko Bellic about 'Grand Theft Aut...

    Tom Bissell

    A letter to Niko Bellic about Grand Theft Auto V.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  13. The Best of the Grantland Pop Culture Podcasts: Breaking Bad's De...

    Grantland Network

    This week's Best of Grantland Pop Culture podcast features interviews with Breaking Bad's Dean Norris and director Michelle MacLaren, Jacoby and Juliet on The Challenge, and the Girls in Hoodies on Grand Theft Auto. Listen to the podcast here:...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  14. Afternoon Links: Jimmy Fallon Is in the Joke Empire Business

    Tess Lynch

    To kill time between the approaching finale of Breaking Bad and the Saul Goodman spin-off, we must prepare for a hiatus filled with Walter White parodies and fan-made improvisations, and Jimmy Fallon's spoof "Joking Bad" is a great place to start. Ce...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  15. Girls in Hoodies Podcast: Grand Theft Auto, The Weeknd, and Maste...

    Molly Lambert and Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida

    After Molly awoke the gamer community dragon this week in her criticism of Grand Theft Auto's lack of playable female characters, we couldn't help but continue to poke at the cranky beast on the pod, while also helping out Rockstar with some ideas fo...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  16. Grand Theft Auto Continues to Treat Female Gamers Like Roadkill W...

    Molly Lambert

    As we gear up for the prestigious media releases of fall, one video game title looms larger than all the others. Literally. An enormous painted mural of Grand Theft Auto V's protagonists currently adorns the prominent south side of the Figueroa Hotel...

    Blog | September 11, 2013