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  • This Sweetness Will Not Be Concerned With Me: A Day at Music Producer Mark Trombino’s ‘Rock Doughnut’ Shop

    Mark Trombino is in the business of legitimizing guilty pleasures — the cultured aesthete may scoff “too cloying,” “kid stuff,” “not recommended more than twice a week,” and they could not be more wrong. But enough about the records he produced for Jimmy Eat World and blink-182, let’s talk about Trombino’s new venture, Donut Friend. […]

  • Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 15

    This week’s Thank You for Not Coaching seems to revolve around team and context, which are absolutely critical in decision-making. I can’t stress that enough. It isn’t right to go for it on every single fourth-and-short or to try to win the game at every opportunity for aggressiveness. Slapping league-average win probabilities onto situations and […]

  • My Sidekicks of the Year: A Top 10 List

    Now more than ever, pop culture is about the small stuff — an obscure TV show, a few notes in a pop song, a tweet. To celebrate a year of micro moments, every day a new Grantland writer will highlight one specific thing — a Big Little Thing — that we won’t soon forget. It’s […]

  • Cheap Heat Podcast: TLC and the Undisputed Championship

    Peter Rosenberg and “The Masked Man” David Shoemaker discuss TLC, the undisputed championship, and the tenuous illegality of crotch shots. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page.

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Doing a Sandman Movie With Neil Gaiman

    Almost 20 years after Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman wrapped its 75-issue run and ascended into All-Time-Great Comic-Book Heaven, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is turning it into a movie. Following a report from Deadline, JGL tweeted, “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m incredibly honored to be working with David Goyer, Warner Bros, and @neilhimself‬ on SANDMAN. ‪#Prelude‬.” That hashtag probably points […]

  • The End of the Andre Villas-Boas Experiment at Tottenham

    And just like that, Tottenham Hotspur’s Andre Villas-Boas experiment is over. Less than a year and a half after being hired, and only 16 games after being gifted with seven new first-team players to integrate into his squad, Villas-Boas was shown the door by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy (technically, it was a mutual agreement of […]

  • The Year of the Pop Wars: The Revenge of YONCE

    Since the beginning of 2013, pop fans have been looking forward to the end of the year. The fourth quarter promised us brand-new releases from four of the genre’s biggest stars: Katy Perry’s flower-petal-strewn Prism, Miley Cyrus’s apricot-vinyl-upholstered Bangerz, Britney Spears’s personal-musk-scented Britney Jean, and Lady Gaga’s hot-glued seashell hologram Artpop. It seemed like the […]

  • Career Arc: Spike Jonze

    How we narrowly avoided a world in which only 4,000 people knew that the Her director is a genius.

  • The Year in Prodigies

    Somewhere in my parents’ house, there is a giant box of magazines that’s a gold mine of late-’90s, early-’00s sports. Maybe they’ve been thrown out by now, but the box weighs enough so there’s a good chance those 250 or 300 old magazines will just sit there forever. I saved everything. Sports Illustrated, SLAM, and […]

  • We Went There: Nets-Sixers With a Brooklyn Fan Who Happens to Be in Vampire Weekend

    “An expectation of defeat.” This was how my friend Chris explained his mind-set as a Nets fan in the 1990s — and they weren’t even that bad back then! He grew up in Imlaystown, New Jersey, equidistant from Philadelphia and New York, in that liminal space where you could probably convince yourself you shared more […]

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