All Blog posts Tagged: '_'

  • Remembering Lou Reed

    The life’s work of a rock legend.

  • NFL Run & Shootaround: Sad Song

    On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes and generally regressing to the mean. Catch up on all the NFL action right here. How ’Bout Them Cowboys! Andrew Sharp: 1. There were bright spots, definitely. 2. Then Dez went Michael […]

  • Rick’s Three Questions: The Walking Dead, Season 4, Episode 3 — ‘Isolation’

    One of The Walking Dead’s incidental pleasures — a thrill totally independent of plot progression or body count, both of which were on the low side last night — is that it helps us appreciate all the little perks of civilization we might otherwise take for granted. I’m not even talking Louis C.K.’s marvels of […]

  • R.I.P., Marcia Wallace, The Simpsons’ Edna Krabappel

    Marcia Wallace, the venerable character actor who voiced weary teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons and played Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show, died Friday night of complications from unspecified illnesses. She was 70. Wallace moved from Iowa to New York as a young actor and worked odd jobs to make ends meet, including […]

  • College Football, Week 9: You Wanna Live Forever?

    The haves in this week’s BCS top five seem so very have-y, don’t they? All neatly arrayed in their reds and greens and golds, with so many blowouts and close scrapes behind them, and so few remaining obstacles between them and a balmy January evening in the Rose Bowl. It’s all very exciting, and it […]

  • What We Learned From the World Series

    In a weekend of miscues and mistakes, the Red Sox and Cardinals are all even in the Fall Classic.

  • Bill and Jalen’s NBA Preview: Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat

    4. Indiana Pacers Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose look at how close the Indiana Pacers came to the Finals last year and why they expect them to test the Miami Heat this year. Bill and Jalen think the new bench, the maturation of Lance Stephenson, and the return of Larry THE LEGEND Bird will help. […]

  • About Last Weekend: A Series of Mistakes

    In case you were busy regretting your attempt to introduce that exchange student living in your home to the joyful simplicity of America’s pastime, here’s what you missed in sports last weekend: A weird weekend in the World Series left the Cardinals and Red Sox knotted at two games apiece, after Saturday’s game ended on […]

  • Box Office Top Five: Bad Grandpa Dethrones Gravity

    1. Bad Grandpa, $32 million (opening weekend) I finally saw Alfonso Cuarón’s 3-D IMAX adventure this weekend, hoping that throwing all my allowance at that pricey ticket would impede this fate. But the Jackass brand is too strong, with Bad Grandpa knocking Gravity off the summit just before a beautiful, original, non-sequel, non-superhero movie could […]

  • A Man Among Lions

    The legendary performance of Calvin Johnson, plus the rest of the Week 8 news.

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