October 17, 2014

The Right Reasons Podcast: ‘The Challenge: Battle of the Exes 2′ Preview Special

David Jacoby and Juliet Litman break down the new ‘Challenge’ cast and taste various salsas.

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‘Dear White People’: Tired Meme, Good Movie

Looking at the myths of black stories and Justin Simien’s new movie.

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Songs of the Week: Foo Fighters Aren’t Rock Stars, They’re HBO

Dave Grohl and co. return with a less-than-great new song.

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Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: The Return of the Way-Too-Early But Totally Necessary ‘The Challenge’ Preview

Based off of completely unfounded rumors, it’s time to introduce every couple, register our initial reactions, provide a super-brief historical background of their relationship, and then predict their performance on this upcoming season of America’s fifth major sport.

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From Houston to Memphis: Gangsta Boo and Beatking Make the Mixtape We’ve Been Waiting 14 Years For

On Tuesday, Gangsta Boo and Beatking released ‘Underground Cassette Tape Music,’ a mixtape I imagine many will describe as “one of the best mixtapes of the year” and some will describe as “maybe the best mixtape of the year” and several will describe as “definitely the best mixtape of the year.”

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I’m in Love With Shia LaBeouf

I’m in love with Shia LaBeouf. For the past year, people have been telling me that he’s crazy. All this time, I’ve felt like he’s the only person who understands anything. Over the last week or so, the actor got public opinion back on his side, using the traditional methods of damage control. He went […]

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The Andy Greenwald Podcast: Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham joins Andy Greenwald to discuss 40 years of Fleetwood Mac, his insatiable solo career, and the band’s current world tour.

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An Abridged History of Jason Schwartzman’s Most Loathsome Characters

Jason Schwartzman’s character in ‘Listen Up Philip’ may be the most aggressively unappealing character he has ever played, but looking back at his film history, it’s remarkable and admirable how often he has portrayed loathsome characters.

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October 16, 2014

Girls in Hoodies Podcast: Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Legoland, and Haunted Attractions

Molly Lambert and Emily Yoshida discuss Taylor Swift’s new single, ‘Out of the Woods,’ Blake Lively’s unflappable love of the antebellum South, Legoland, and haunted attractions.

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‘Friends’ and Enemies: Netflix and HBO Battle for the Future of TV

Word recently broke that HBO had finally agreed to make its wildly popular, highly pirated HBO Go service available to non-cable subscribers. This announcement is a huge, industry-rattling deal. HBO’s library is one of the things that makes cable attractive despite the enormous monthly bill.

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How Do You #StopGamerGate2014?

Almost from its inception, the no. 1 thing that has dominated discussions I’ve had about Gamergate is the one big, fuzzy question: How does this end?

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The Week in Gossip: Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea’s Beef, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan’s Breakfast

Plus: Robin Thicke’s model harem, Shia LaBeouf and Kata Mara, Matt Barnes’s separation, and more George and Amal updates.

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The Shonda Rhimes Revolution: Finishing What ‘The Sopranos’ Started

How one of TV’s most successful showrunners fits into the neo-Golden Age.

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