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  1. About Last Night: Windy City Bynum

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy pulling aside Johnny Manziel during a commercial break to have a serious values conversation, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Cleveland Cavaliers traded malcontent center Andrew Bynum and a host of draft pic...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  2. It's Time to Talk About the Nightmares That Old Spice Momsong Com...

    Mark Lisanti

    Whatever your rooting interest over the NFL's wild-card weekend, there is no debate about its ultimate winner: a certain purveyor of mass-market body-odor neutralizers with a penchant for the absurd. And for the disturbing. And for the … hold o...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  3. My Unquenched Thirst of the Year: Claire Forlani's Mind-Melting D...

    Mark Lisanti

    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 12, 2013
  4. Jeff Bezos's Drone War: Analyzing Amazon's Airborne Disruption Pl...


    The unveiling of Amazon's drone delivery program on 60 Minutes was one of the greatest prime-time advertorials of all time. Since we no longer have the attention span to sit through a 30-second commercial, the best way for companies to reach consumer...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  5. All Is Lost: The Formidable Robert Redford Takes on the Ocean

    Molly Lambert

    Director J.C. Chandor's All Is Lost is the spiritual sister to Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, and it deserves to enjoy a similar measure of critical and commercial success. What Gravity did for space, All Is Lost does for the open ocean. Made from a 30-pa...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  6. Know Your Beef: Beastie Boys vs. GoldieBlox, the Company That Use...

    Amos Barshad

    GoldieBlox is a company that makes construction toys for young girls, as a corrective to all the usual pink princess B.S. and in hopes of "inspir[ing] the next generation of female engineers." The Beastie Boys are the Beastie Boys, a bastion of decen...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  7. Bill Simmons on Calvin Johnson

    Bill Simmons

    If you haven't already, you need to start paying attention to Calvin Johnson, because you might never see someone like him again.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  8. 1-Day NBA Warning: LeBron James and the Beauty of Winning

    Rembert Browne

    "Sometimes I dream / that he is me." These are among the most important song lyrics of many a childhood and they're from a Gatorade commercial. The Gatorade commercial. And after a full minute of seeing your hero, this untouchable flying cr...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  9. Ron Burgundy Is Now Selling Dodge Trucks

    Mark Lisanti

    We can all agree that we love Ron Burgundy, yes? At least as much as one can love a catchphrase-generating fictional character whose influence on the culture has become so outsize that San Diego was forced to install "Welcome Into the Whale's Vagina"...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  10. Jake Gyllenhaal Is Great in Prisoners, But Is He a Movie Star?

    Molly Lambert

    With nearly 30 films under his belt and the critical and commercial box office success of Prisoners, now seems as good a time as any to ask the question, Is Jake Gyllenhaal a movie star? And furthermore, does he deserve to be? The short answers are y...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  11. Songs of the Week: Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, and Bob Dylan

    Steven Hyden

    Arcade Fire, "Reflecktor" 41-second promo My biggest pet peeve as an official Professional Music Writer Person is the drumbeat of fake news involving album covers, track lists, commercials plugging the future existence of other commercials, etc. R...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  12. Gary Payton Says John Stockton Was Harder to Guard Than Michael J...

    Andrew Sharp

    You may have seen this story floating around the Internet today. Example: Gary Payton says John Stockton was harder to guard than Michael Jordan. "You never could get in his head." (via @YahooSports)- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) S...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  13. Did the Clash's Joe Strummer Actually Run the Paris Marathon?

    Michael Bertin

    On the eve of the release of Combat Rock, the 1982 album that would become the Clash's biggest commercial success, tickets for shows the band had booked in England were not selling well. Manager Bernie Rhodes suggested to front man Joe Strummer that ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  14. Afternoon Links: Walter White Pushes Preparation H in This Vintag...

    Tess Lynch

    When I was auditioning for commercials, I once saw a poster that reminded the actors of how lucky they were to be there. I can't remember the specifics of the math on this poster, but it outlined your odds of being called in for the role, and then yo...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  15. Afternoon Links: Justin Bieber, the Urine Bucket, and the Cup

    Tess Lynch

    You can really tell when an article (a term used loosely, because this piece is over at TMZ) is written by someone whose personal history has been marked by mopping a commercial floor. When Justin Bieber let his stream of magical pop-piss fly into a ...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  16. YouTube HOF: Robots vs. Monsters

    Grantland Staff

    Pacific Rim is almost here. It's about giant robots fighting giant monsters. Maybe you've seen the 1,500 commercials and trailers? We bet you have. Probably on this very site, multiple times. These are our lovingly handpicked robots-and-monsters clip...

    Blog | July 10, 2013