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  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Will Welcome Kiss and Nirvana

    And your 2014 additions to Cleveland’s Primary Tourist Attraction are … Nirvana, Kiss, Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, and Linda Ronstadt. Performers are eligible 25 years after their first single or album, and Nirvana was 2013’s only band nominated immediately upon eligibility. (1988’s “Love Buzz,” which dropped seven months before Bleach, was the […]

  • The New Normal

    Robinson Cano and Mariano Rivera are gone. Derek Jeter is old. It’s time to accept that 2013 wasn’t a fluke: The Yankees aren’t good, and they aren’t getting better.

  • Life Beyond the Arc

    Is a heavy reliance on the 3-pointer the future of basketball? Plus, a few things to like and not like in the NBA this week.

  • College Football Viewing Guide: 2013-14 Bowl Fact Sheet

    Bowl season is upon us. You probably have many questions. We’re here to help. Warning: Fact sheet is processed in a facility that may contain non-facts.

  • Afternoon Links: Homeland, Possibly Worse Than Ever, Is More Watched Than Ever

    Homeland‘s Season 3 finale, the one that, for Andy Greenwald, “revealed the show I once loved to be utterly, perhaps irreparably broken,” got the series’s highest ratings yet. 2.4 million viewers tuned in to watch mumblemumblemumble happen to mumblemumblemumble. For comparison, last December’s Season 2’s finale scored 2.3 million viewers — surprisingly consistent! Deadline also reports […]

  • The Designated Player: New York City FC’s Smart Choice in Jason Kreis

    New York City FC has a lot to get right in a short amount of time, but appointing Jason Kreis as their first head coach is a very good start. Since the team was announced back in May, the MLS expansion side has been under intense scrutiny — not just for the possible appointments they […]

  • The Year in Sci-Fi: Under — and Out of — the Tech Dome

    While taking out the trash last month, I passed a beetle hovering in the air. It was big, the size of an avocado pit, and had the chitinous, iridescent hide of a museum specimen. There was something about the way it hung there, almost immobile, the thick buzz of its wings: I immediately took it […]

  • Don’t Forget About Jerami Grant!

    You’ve heard more than enough about this cohort of collegiate freshmen, whose potential greatness has convinced the NBA’s lottery-oriented general managers to infect their own players with West Nile virus. But the sophomore class has a few guys with absurd, freakish, ridiculoid athleticism, too. Meet Jerami “Grantland” Grant, the second-year forward on second-ranked Syracuse, who […]

  • My Transcendent Podcast Guest: Jim Breuer Redeems Himself on Marc Maron’s WTF

    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. Marc […]

  • Rounders 2 Might Actually Happen, Thanks to Rob Lowe and Harvey Weinstein

    Let’s play some f#&*$@g cards!

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