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  • Promise Keeper

    Twenty years ago, at the pinnacle of his career, Colorado coach Bill McCartney walked away from the game. His reasons remain more complex than many realize.

  • We Went There: The Brooklyn Nets Say Good-bye to Jeffrey ‘Gamblero’ Vanchiro

    One of the Nets’ most visible fans, a former graffiti writer and professional gambler, took his own life over the weekend.

  • Q&A: Nas’s Brother, Jungle, on Life in Queensbridge and the New Doc ‘Time Is Illmatic’

    The most powerful scene in ‘Nas: Time Is Illmatic’ doesn’t include Nas.

  • Chris Rock or Chris Tucker: A Cheat Sheet

    Chris Rock did a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” on Tuesday as a way to promote his new film, ‘Top Five.’ But when you click on the conversation, the thread that trends to the top is troubling. Very troubling. Especially in this, 2014.

    People are still confusing Chris Rock and Chris Tucker.

  • ‘The Moment’ Podcast: Brian Koppelman and Lydia Loveless

    Lydia Loveless, country-music rebel and songwriter extraordinaire, on why she writes ’em so close to the bone.

  • A Two-Sided Affair With ‘The Affair’

    ‘The Affair’ follows the evolution of the torrid extramarital relationship between Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson), and its effect on their spouses, Helen (Maura Tierney) and Cole (Joshua Jackson) … but with a twist: Each episode is split between the accounts of each lover as they are interrogated about a murder. This two-part structure allows ‘The Affair’ to explore the gap between their recollections of events and the fragility of human memory. But ‘The Affair’ has some perceptual issues of its own. This is ‘The Affair,’ reviewed in the style of ‘The Affair.’

  • The Year in Holy S#!t: Thunder-Grizzlies Suffocates the Concept of Time

    Memphis and Oklahoma City Turn in a First-Round Classic

  • The NFL Buddy System: How One Team Helps Another Make the Playoffs

    For each of the 19 remaining playoff contenders, here are the other teams that could provide a helping hand with a victory or two.

  • Triangle All-Stars: Briles, Bo, Bosa, and the Lords of College Football in 2014

    We opened the 2014 college football season by presenting our preseason Triangle All-Stars, a group so weird and wonderful that most of them played or coached their way out of contention for our postseason list. Triangle All-Stars burn bright, and they burn fast. Greatness this Triangle-y isn’t always meant to last long. In fact, only one player returns now after also enjoying his August day in the sun (hint: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ). So enjoy this fresh look at the people who made college football special to us this year. They may not be the best (though some of them are). They may not have the shiniest stats (though some of them do). But they made us glad to be fans this season, and that’s worth celebrating.

  • Pink and Blue: The Powerful New Nicki Minaj Album, ‘The Pinkprint’

    A tour de force of feeling: Nicki Minaj’s new album, ‘The Pinkprint.’

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