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  • About Last Night: Astros Go Back to High School

    In case you were learning the hard way that it’s more the heat than the humidity, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Thursday.

  • Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua Could Be Doing ‘The Magnificent Seven’

    Also in the Afternoon Links: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ director Josh Boone says his take on ‘The Stand’ will be starry as hell, Matthew Weiner’s feature debut has a trailer, and ‘Game of Thrones’ has passed ‘The Sopranos’ as HBO’s most popular show.

  • The Bodyguards: On ‘Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days’

    Michael Jackson said this in 2008, the year before he died, to Bill Whitfield. For two and a half years, the last two and a half years of Michael Jackson’s life — December 2006 to June 2009 — Whitfield, along with Javon Beard, were arguably the closest people to Jackson. But not the Michael Jackson any of us know.

  • An Emergency Flip Saunders FAQ

    So, hold on a second: The big Flip Saunders offseason coaching search in Minnesota just ended with Flip Saunders choosing Flip Saunders? That’s right! He pulled the ol’ Cheney two-step on everyone. Various beat writers had hinted at this possibility over the past month or so, but now it’s real. Clark Kent’s about to step […]

  • World Cup Songs: The Bad and the Oh-My-God-This-Is-Really-Bad

    True story: The other day, I had friends over, and after cycling through whatever party-appropriate music I’d put on — probably the new Conor Oberst and a little Future for levity, because I’m insane — someone, let’s call them L., played K’naan’s “Wavin’ Flag.” “Hey,” I said out loud to myself, because I’m insane, “‘Wavin’ […]

  • Nerdsplaining Warhammer: Which of Your Favorite Actors (Besides the ‘Fault in Our Stars’ Kid) Like to Hand-Paint Tiny Figurines?

    I have yet to see ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ out this Friday, in which Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley play young cancer patients in love. But I’m 100 percent rooting for Elgort to become a huge A-list movie star now that I’ve learned, via his Q&A in the June 9 issue of People magazine (not online, sadly), that he’s way into Warhammer figurines.

  • Map of the Stars

    The 2014 NBA Finals features the two most efficient shooting offenses in the league. However, these two teams achieve these efficiencies using vastly different approaches. The Heat use a “pace and space”–style offense, led by the best player in the world, while the Spurs rely on an egalitarian, pass-happy philosophy, led by the best coach […]

  • PitchCraft: Felix Hernandez, King of the North(west)

    What makes perennial ace Felix Hernandez so darn good? As you’ll learn in this week’s PitchCraft U lecture: pretty much everything.

  • Chandler Parsons and Houston’s Game of Dominoes

    The Rockets are trying to do what the CBA has attempted to eliminate — they want to go into the market, sign another team’s free agent, and then re-sign their own guy. They wouldn’t be the first to pull the trick, and even being able to try it is one of the benefits of drafting and signing a quality second-rounder like Parsons.

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