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  • A New Home and an Old Role for Chelsea’s Cesc Fàbregas

    This is an ideal situation for Fàbregas. He walked into a Chelsea side where he knows he will start and what he will be asked to do. He is paired with an elite defensive midfielder in Nemanja Matic, athletic wingers who are hell-bent on attacking the goal, and a bull of a center forward in Diego Costa.

  • Jonah Keri Podcast: Murray Chass and Rany Jazayerli

    Jonah Keri talks to baseball historian Murray Chass about MLB labor strife, PEDs, and the Hall of Fame, and to Grantland’s Rany Jazayerli about the surging Royals.

  • Haters, Keep Hating: Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Will Take Over the World

    “Shake It Off” is a dance song for people who can’t dance. It’s an oxymoronic treble-heavy booty bass song for girls with no butts, but far be it from me to decide whether Swift can shake it.

  • How to Fight Loneliness

    Why Jeff Tweedy set aside his Wilco responsibilities for his first solo project, which features his drumming son, Spencer.

  • They Might Be Royals (Royals)

    After 28 years of futility, the Kansas City Royals finally look playoff-bound; it’s been an amazing ride, but will it last?

  • About Last Night: Saluting Johnny

    In case you were busy finding out you cleared revocable waivers at work, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday.

  • There’s a New Aphex Twin Album on the Way, As Advertised on the Deep Web

    Also in the Afternoon Links: Kid Rock’s becoming a grandpa, Paul Giamatti’s doing the N.W.A biopic, and ‘Ant-Man’ added some talented talent.

  • Know Your Beef: Ariana Grande vs. Jennette McCurdy (vs. Andre Drummond)

    In a normal, sane world, we would not be formulating thoughts and sentences about a couple of Nickelodeon stars. But now that Ariana Grande has become a world-conquering force to be reckoned with, her problems are our problems, and her former best friends are our former best friends.

  • B.S. Report: Nathan Fielder

    Nathan Fielder joins Bill Simmons in the studio to talk about ‘Nathan for You,’ his obsession with magic, and the making of Dumb Starbucks.

  • Notes From the Bottomless Pit: My 10 Minutes As a Competitive Eater

    Go into competitive eating with low self-esteem and suddenly you’re facing your own worst nightmare. The existential self-dialogue that you never wanted to have, you’re having it, all while watching yourself, detached, as the hands and mouth move in autopilot.

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