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  • NBC Creates Comedy Playground to Discover New Talent

    Two prime-time slots and a digital series await the fresh-faced writers who can impress 18 comedy all-stars including Amy Poehler, Adam McKay, Aziz Ansari, Maya Rudolph, Jason Bateman, and Adam Scott.

  • Mistakes Were Made

    In 1932, George Preston Marshall, a truly odious fellow, was awarded a National Football League franchise after the Newark Tornadoes folded. He set up shop in Boston in the same stadium that was home to the Braves baseball team so, naturally, Marshall gave his franchise the same name. A year later, when it moved into Fenway Park, Marshall, operating out of the involuntary reflexes common to all bigots, changed the team’s name to the Redskins, and hired a man named Lone Star Dietz to coach.

  • Please Stop Calling Me ScarJo, Says ScarJo

    Also in the Afternoon Links: A KFC/‘Game of Thrones’ meal deal, a plot to kill Archie, and an old-fashioned video of a reporter falling off a boat.

  • Triangle Cheat Sheet: 10 Things to Know About Tonight’s NCAA Women’s Championship

    If you need your fix of college hoops today and you haven’t been following the women’s game, here are 10 things you need to know about the national championship.

  • Mike Evans Is a Quarterback’s Best Friend, Cornerback’s Nightmare

    Evans is just the latest basketball crossover, and even though he isn’t quite as tall as Jimmy Graham, he might as well be. His 35-and-1/8-inch arms are longer than those belonging to any of the three top tackles in the draft, and his vertical is 37 inches. If the ball is anywhere near him, he’s probably going to get it.

  • ‘Drew: The Man Behind the Poster,’ ‘Stripped,’ and the Outmoded Art Form

    ‘Drew: The Man Behind the Poster’ and ‘Stripped’ observe the effects that the shift has had on poster art and newspaper comic strips

  • Mickey Rooney: 1920-2014

    Although it seems impossible, Mickey Rooney died on Sunday. He was, as they say, 93 years young, as old as both modern entertainment and modern celebrity. He was a child star whose stardom was permanently affixed to an idea of childhood and youth — its electric essence and inevitable ebb. His acutely expressive, severely all-American Andy Hardy was also America’s first modern teenager, part boy, part man (he topped out at barely five feet tall), full of a desperate need for fun — but also the perfect son, brother, and dance partner.

  • Out of the Darkness: How MLS Commissioner Don Garber Took His League From Contraction to Expansion

    In Part 1 of Graham Parker’s interview with MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Garber discussed the fast-transforming culture of MLS ownership and spoke of the effect of some of the “young guns” who have entered the league in recent years. Before that happened, though, MLS faced a painful contraction and consolidation of many of the remaining teams into the hands of a few charter owners of the league. Garber takes up the story.

  • The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman With Tim Herlihy

    Tim Herlihy — ‘Billy Madison,’ ‘Happy Gilmore,’ and SNL’ writer — tells Brian how he went from being Adam Sandler’s college roommate to his creative partner.

  • Wave of Decomposition

    If all that mattered was the music, I wouldn’t even bother writing about ‘Indie Cindy.’ It is thoroughly pedestrian, exceptionally unexceptional, and spectacularly slight. But I am writing about ‘Indie Cindy,’ and the reason is, it is the first full-length album by the Pixies since 1991’s ‘Trompe le Monde.’ Like that, ‘Indie Cindy’ suddenly seems important. If lifestyle reporting didn’t exist, ‘Indie Cindy’ would have virtually no reason to exist, either.

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