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  • SNL: Paul Rudd Battles for the Spotlight in a Cameo-Filled, One Direction–Hosted Episode

    I know it’s been mentioned a thousand times, but I’d be failing in my duties as a recapper if I didn’t note that Paul Rudd has obviously made a deal with the devil. Or scientists. Maybe a vitamin company. He is 44 years old, but he is not 44 years old. Why has his face […]

  • Fighting the Margin of Error

    How only a handful of plays on Sunday reshaped the NFL playoff picture. Plus, the rest of the notable news from Week 14.

  • NFL Week 14 Winners and Losers: Snowy LeSean McCoy, Fallen Records, and a Botched Miracle

    Winners LeSean McCoy: Weather was a theme all over the league yesterday, but what happened in Philadelphia was something entirely different. I can’t remember a game in which diving for the ball meant players temporarily disappearing. When McCoy did this to Glover Quin in his (ridiculous) second half, part of me was worried it would […]

  • The Knicks Suck

    It was 34 degrees in New York City yesterday, but my son Sam and I decided to spend 45 minutes in the cold walking home up 9th Avenue instead of sitting in Madison Square Garden watching the second half of the Knicks/Celtics game. I can’t offer Zach Lowe–like analysis of the statistical inequities between the […]

  • Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan’s Eternal Feud Flares Up at Art Basel

    You know the poster for Grudge Match with Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone that’s plastered all over the place right now? It shows the two grizzled screen veterans locked in an eternal punch, the fantasy matchup between Rocky Balboa and Raging Bull that everyone’s been clamoring for all this time? Now, using your mind, Photoshop Lindsay Lohan’s […]

  • College Football, Week 15: The Kingdom, the Power, and the Personal Pizza

    We’ve never been able to have terribly productive conversations with readers who begin diatribes with “THE MEDIA …” due in some part to the fondness those folks have for claiming NARRATIVE MANIPULATION. There are a couple of problems with this: namely, that the level of coordination it would require to execute whatever sinister plot you’re […]

  • Why Sara Bareilles Can Win Album of the Year, and Two More Grammy Theories

    When attempting to predict the future winner of a Grammy award, it is vital that logic-logic be set aside in favor of Grammy-logic. Here are the tenets of Grammy-logic: Concepts such as “cultural relevance” and “youth music” do not exist. The most daring and progressive artists need not be recognized. The only reality is the […]

  • About Last Weekend: Welcome Back, Mamba

    In case you were busy finding a new locker room from which to ban stat sheets, here’s what you missed in sports last weekend: Kobe Bryant returned to action after rehabbing from last year’s Achilles tear, but his Lakers suffered a rare home defeat to the Toronto Raptors 106-94. “It’s OK that we lost,” Bryant […]

  • Box Office Top Five: Frozen Asks Katniss to Take a Seat

    1. Frozen, $31.6 million (last week: no. 2; $134.3 million cumulative) Was I talking about The Best Man Holiday potentially sticking around in the top five through mid-January last week? Can I change my vote to Frozen? After playing sidekick to the Catching Fire–led Thanksgiving box office bonanza, Frozen jumped ahead to first place this weekend and pulled […]

  • The Best of Grantland Pop Culture Podcast: Municipal Workouts, Getting On, Mike Birbiglia, and Survivor

    Kevin Wildes pitches David Jacoby on municipal workouts, Alex and Wesley love HBO’s Getting On, Girls in Hoodies chat with Mike Birbiglia, and Right Reasons talk Survivor. Listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page.

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