All Blog posts Tagged: '_'

  • The End of Ivan and Andy

    Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl are splitting up. If you follow tennis closely, chances are you’re already deep in the grief cycle; if you’re only a casual fan, I’m sorry to have to type words that will knock the bottom out of your day.

  • They Get the Girls, But We’re Smarter: Modern Baseball, the Wonder Years, and Rock’s Sacred Uncool

    Lately the record that’s been scratching my particular itch is ‘You’re Gonna Miss It All,’ the second album by a sorta pop-punk, kinda emo, and occasionally folky rock band from Philadelphia called Modern Baseball. Ridiculously young (the members are between 20 and 23 years old) and barely out of the all-ages basement show circuit, Modern Baseball writes songs about universal subjects (most notably romantic angst and existential malaise) that feel like goofily trenchant generational snapshots.

  • The Andy Greenwald Podcast: Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly

    Kevin Reilly, chairman of the Fox Broadcasting Company, joins Andy Greenwald to discuss killing pilot season, the agony of canceling shows, and the future of the industry.

  • The Spike and Luke Show: Redux

    Re-watching the 2013 NCAA tournament final with its two biggest stars.

  • The Doomed NCAA Tournament Dreams of 3-Point-Reliant Teams

    “Live by the 3, die by the 3,” might be a lame sports saying, but when it comes to March Madness, it’s also true. Only one of the last 12 NCAA champions attempted more than 33 percent of its shots from beyond the arc. So what does that tell us about this year’s field? Well, nothing good for Villanova.

  • ‘The Giver’ Trailer: Jeff Bridges’s Gift Is Finally Ready for Us

    Bridges and Meryl Streep have brought the mother of all modern young-adult dystopia novels to the screen, 20 years after it came out.

  • #HotSportsTakes: The Knicks Are Sick, But Dr. Phil Ain’t the Answer

    In today’s America, it’s more lucrative to look smart than be smart. I mean, you do the math. Jackson is making $60 million over the next five years.

  • Who Else Wants to Slap King Joffrey’s Smug Face Right Off the Newsstand?

    Totally honest question: Is it OK to want to punch a magazine cover?

  • Q&A: Goran Dragic on Being Fearless, Playing His Game, and ‘Words With Friends’

    Even if Phoenix finishes out of the playoffs, it will go down as one of the great stories of this NBA season — a fast-paced scoring machine, bombing 3-pointers and outrunning every reasonable internal and external expectation. Dragic reflected on it all and more during a one-on-one with Grantland in Brooklyn on Monday.

  • Wu-Tang, Atomically

    As with most tales of great American fortitude, the Wu-Tang Clan’s starts at the bottom. Robert Diggs spent his early life in poverty, shuttling between two-bedroom apartments projects in Brownsville, Brooklyn and Stapleton, Staten Island that were bursting with his sprawling family. “Your bed was whatever spot you could grab on the floor,” he’d later write in ‘The Tao of Wu.’ “Your blankets were those gray wool mats that movers used to protect furniture.” His life was defined by hardship, not opportunity. Which is why he decided to create his own.

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