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30 for 30 Shorts: The Anti-Mascot

Our latest film, directed by Colin Hanks, tells the story of how a bad team and an even worse idea were an ugly combination in San Francisco

Poster Child

Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov never let early NBA notoriety define him, and the steady work ethic he’s displayed since arriving from Russia has LeBron James on the verge of another trip to the Finals

My Letterman Years

Mafia hit men out for revenge. Drew Barrymore stripteases. Beer-guzzling camels. Madonna high on ‘endo.’ It was all in a day’s work in his first job out of college. These are Daniel Kellison’s memories of working for David Letterman in the 1990s.

May 11 - May 17, 2015


The Other Trout

Jeff Trout, Mike’s father, never made it to the majors. But he was a baseball star in his own right until injuries derailed his career, and if we better understand his excellence, we can better appreciate his status as the evolutionary link to a legend.

Gay Talese’s Address Book

A new short film chronicles the celebrated writer’s 50-year habit of never throwing away a phone number or the story that went with it

Jamie xx Is All Ears

The producer and DJ behind the xx has struck out on his own in search of the perfect beat

Blur Lines

From fruit-picking to pub-crawling to stadium-rocking, the members of Blur have been connected — in some form or another — for four decades. Now, they’re officially reformed, in more ways than one, and as great as they’ve ever been.

May 4 - May 10, 2015


Duchovny Goes Electric

The erstwhile star of ‘The X-Files’ is releasing an album. Of music. And it’s pretty good. He has also published his first novel, is headlining a new Charles Manson miniseries for NBC, and will soon be Agent Mulder once more. This is the dawning of the age of David Duchovny.

Yankee, Executive, Soldier, Spy

The dashing and often hapless career of Mike Burke

Josh Smith, From Deep

The Rockets’ talented big man has been heckled and harangued for shooting too much and from all the wrong places. But after leaving his hometown Hawks and a messy divorce in Detroit, Smith may have finally found a home, and postseason success, in Houston.

Mayweather-Pacquiao: A Sad Morning in Manila

Absorbing the Filipino icon’s defeat at a packed public screening in the Philippine capital

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