July 25, 2014
Bill Simmons relies on four decades of experience to determine the difference between a sports movie and a rom-com (among other things)
Scarlett Johansson is inhuman again in ‘Lucy,’ while Dwayne Johnson is wasted in ‘Hercules.’
July 24, 2014
Let’s break down the worst deals in the NFL and the five different ways to overpay someone
Have romantic comedies become obsolete?
Why do athletes like Mike Tyson, Lance Armstrong, and Pete Rose keep reliving their sins in the press?
Answers to your questions on 'Homeland,' 'Better Call Saul,' showrunners in the hot seat, and stars stuck on CBS
After two terrible seasons, erstwhile Giants ace Tim Lincecum seems to have emerged anew. But is he really back? And was he ever really gone?
July 23, 2014
How did Paul Heyman become the biggest star in professional wrestling?
Notes on a kinda-sorta awkward conversation with the fearless ‘other woman’ of rom-coms
Our latest film, from award-winning director Michael Jacobs, tells the story of a celebratory gesture and the tumultuous life of the man who made it happen
Bill Barnwell completes his ranking of pro football’s top 50 most valuable assets
July 22, 2014
How the storied Japanese professional wrestler went on to influence diplomacy with North Korea, Iraq, and Pakistan — and fight Muhammad Ali and Ric Flair along the way
Weighing the candidacies of the all-timers, the almost-weres, and the Heigls of the genre
Taking stock of the legendary rocker’s steady, stunning 40-year career
Sacramento’s delicate balance between rebuilding and winning now has left many wondering what its plan actually is
July 21, 2014
The makings of a proper pennant race emerge in Detroit, whether the Tigers' ace is ready or not
How ‘When Harry Met Sally … ’ transformed Woody Allen’s formula and launched the golden rom-com era
The Angels are getting better from within and without; how about their recent trade partners in San Diego and their division rivals in Seattle?
Bill Barnwell delivers his annual ranking of pro football’s top 50 most valuable assets