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  • Horned and Dangerous: How Defensive Guru Gary Patterson Built College Football’s Most Prolific Offense at TCU

    Gary Patterson first turned TCU into a winner by pairing efficient offense with suffocating defense. But what worked in the Mountain West doesn’t work in the spread-happy Big 12. Pushing his preferred identity aside, Patterson has built a prolific offense this season — and a surprise championship contender.

  • Cousin Sal’s Week 9 Prop Bets!

    Let’s get to the Thursday-night props.

  • Why Won’t You Die: ‘Halloween’ 101

    The idea that you could turn slashers into ATMs comes from ‘Halloween.’ Because of its success, ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ and ‘Psycho’ became franchises years after their initial releases. The expansion of the ‘Halloween’ franchise is, in many ways, the story of modern horror films.

  • The Andy Greenwald Podcast: David Chase

    David Chase, creator of ‘The Sopranos,’ joins Andy Greenwald for a wide-ranging conversation about Chase’s career, the frustrations of TV, and the importance of ambiguity.

  • Eight Surprises in the NHL (So Far)

    Here’s a look at eight of the league’s most surprising teams, both the good and the bad, and whether they have any chance of keeping it up.

  • An Incomplete Encyclopedia of NBA Superstar Signature Moves

    Basketball is about problem solving. That’s true of all sports to some degree, sure, but it’s especially true about basketball (and soccer), where the constant switch between offense and defense creates a steady flow of problems that need solving. What’s wonderful about a sport of flowing motions like basketball is that players have the opportunity […]

  • We Went There: Tunneling Through the Hype of the ‘Interstellar’ Oculus Rift Experience

    The Oculus is particularly suited for marketing “experiences” of this nature — simulated immersions into commercial franchises. Soon we’ll all be floating on threadlike clouds of information brought to us by Vitamin Water, or Doritos, or whatever Christopher Nolan movie is currently in theaters.

  • NBA Shootaround: Russ Never Sleeps

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back to help you keep track of it all. You’ll find takes on moments you might’ve missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever.

  • The Maester Learns Dothraki, Week 3: An Interview With the Khal of ‘Thrones’ Languages

    David J. Peterson, the guy who developed Dothraki, talks about how he shaped Drogo’s mother tongue.

  • ‘The Finish Line: Landon Donovan,’ Episode 2: Chasing Happiness

    As he prepares for his final regular-season home game with the L.A. Galaxy, Landon Donovan reflects on his introduction to professional soccer in Germany, and on his ultimate decision that playing in and for his home country was what would make him happiest.

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