This Week


Silent No More

With two films about the Indonesian genocide, the Oscar-nominated ‘The Act of Killing’ and this month’s ‘The Look of Silence,’ director Joshua Oppenheimer — aided by an anonymous codirector — shines light on an unspeakable tragedy

The Making of Les Grossman: An Oral History

The year was 2008. Tom Cruise was a national punch line. Then came ‘Tropic Thunder’ and the cameo role of a lifetime.

30 for 30 Shorts: Brave in the Attempt

Our latest film, directed by Fritz Mitchell, tells the story of how one woman harnessed the privilege of a wealthy political dynasty to provide opportunities for those who had none

Potsdam’s Nightmare: What Happened to Garrett Phillips?

In 2011, 12-year-old Garrett Phillips was killed in his upstate New York home. Years passed with no arrest, and now Nick Hillary, a former college soccer coach and an ex-boyfriend of Phillips’s mother, awaits trial on a murder charge. But Hillary and a vocal group of supporters say that he has been wrongfully accused.

Which Tom Cruise Is the Best Tom Cruise?

Maverick? Jerry Maguire? Ethan Hunt? That delirious couch-jumper on ‘Oprah’? Vote in our bracket to determine the best Cruise that ever Cruised.

July 20 - July 26, 2015


Before Beane

The origin story of AVM Systems, the little-known company that jump-started sabermetrics and made Moneyball possible

Play Ball! And Do It Faster!

The 2015 season has been a petri dish for testing out baseball’s pace of play initiatives, particularly in the minors. But is the clock making things better? Worse? Different at all? It’s complicated. This isn’t just about minutes; it’s about motion, the purists who stand opposed to change, and the reformers who hunger to keep the game young.

The Lingerie Football Trap

For top female football players, there’s no game in town besides the no-pay Legends Football League and its revealing dress code

Scooper Hero

Umberto Gonzalez, a.k.a. El Mayimbe, has the dirt on Marvel, DC, and ‘Star Wars’ movies before anyone else. But he’s no dork — he’s a smooth-talking, palm-greasing man about town. Meet Hollywood’s Alpha Geek.

Exclusive: Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro G. Iñárritu on ‘The Revenant’

“I tried to capture,” DiCaprio says, “a different type of American that I haven’t seen on film very often”

Follow the Leaders

Big Daddy Kane and Rakim were the alpha and omega of rap’s golden era. Nearly 30 years since their prime, Kane has settled into the nostalgia circuit, while Rakim continues to move in the shadows, plotting a comeback. This is the story of how hip-hop grows old.

July 13 - July 19, 2015


More Horror Than Horror

Rock star-writer-director Rob Zombie isn’t only a maestro of terror — soon, he’ll begin work on a biopic of Groucho Marx that could redefine his career. But first, he has a murderous-clowns saga to finish.

Teardown Artist

How general manager A.J. Preller destroyed the San Diego Padres in a matter of months

Grantland Fauxsclusive: Mark Cuban’s Inbox

Imagining the Mavericks owner's email after a hectic week of free agency

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