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  1. Q&A: Music Video Director Dugan O’Neal on Working With ...

    Eric Ducker

    This past year Dugan O'Neal has directed an impressive streak of videos that manage tone-perfect satire before veering off to unexpected places. For Haim's "My Song 5," he combined tabloid-talk-show sensational...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  2. This. Sick. Beat: A Teacher Abuses His Power Over a Drummer in &l...

    Wesley Morris

    Officially, Damien Chazelle's blistering commercial thriller, Whiplash, is about obsession and perfection in the jazz world. Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) wants to be a great drummer. He practices intensely and incessantly, forgoes...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  3. Their Dinner With Andray

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Nineteen stories above downtown Miami, behind a glass wall that looks out on lounge chairs and cabanas surrounding a glimmering pool, inside an NBA-approved gymnasium where LeBron James once filmed a commercial, Andray Blatche stroked his first jump...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  4. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Bang Bang...

    Molly Lambert

    In the spirit of the Moulin Rouge! version of "Lady Marmalade" and that Pepsi commercial in which Britney, Beyonce, and Pink are Roman gladiators comes the new video "Bang Bang," for Jessie J's new collabo single with ...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. World Cup Players You Need to Know: Mexico Goalkeeper Guillermo O...

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    In 2010, Guillermo Ochoa filmed an Allstate commercial. He's standing in front of a goal, inside a sort of menacing, very poorly lit lair. A generic soccer player takes a penalty kick, and Ochoa dives right, and then up, and then left, and...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  6. Josh Donaldson, Secret Star

    Michael Baumann

    After consuming some Prestige Television this past Sunday night, I clicked over to SportsCenter before going to bed and was treated almost immediately to a segment on the dominant Oakland A's. This bit was introduced and narrated by the ven...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  7. The NHL Playoffs Start Getting Real: Say Good-bye to Young Tampa ...

    Katie Baker

    You never want to be the reality show contestant who gets sent home in the very first episode. After all that buildup - the auditions and the photo shoots, the well-wishes from all your friends and family, the commercials, and the wacky hou...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  8. A Historical College Basketball Thought Experiment: Beat a Team, ...

    Robert Mays

    Sunday afternoon was the first time in a while I wanted those awful Buffalo Wild Wings commercials to be real. Whatever it took for Wichita State and Kentucky to play the game until the end of time, I was in. It was the same feeling I had at the end...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  9. Unpacking the Terribleness of this Dead-Celebrity-Filled Dutch Be...

    Tess Lynch

    Apparently, the living and the deceased have different opinions when it comes to citrus beer. Or no, wait, let me clarify: Beer drinkers who don't live on the island where celebrities flee after they've faked their own deaths find Dutch-bre...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Jeff Bezos's Drone War: Analyzing Amazon's Airborne Disruption Pl...

    Carles

    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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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