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  • Free iPads, Gigantic Mushrooms, and the Rise of the 'Buzzy Stunt': Is TV Advertising Getting Desperate?

    One of the most disconcerting things about being alive is how many interesting things happen every day that you never know about: the books you’d love but will never read; the movies that would change your life but somehow never make it onto your radar; the Internet that hangs on the vine, ripening, sweetening, and […]

  • Second Chances, First Place: Inside the Pirates' Rookie-and-Reclamation-Project Pitching Staff

    One of the knocks on baseball’s dual wild-card system is that it leaves the winner of the play-in game at a real disadvantage, forcing the club to pitch its ace in the win-or-go-home match, then turn around and start the division series without being able to reset its rotation. Given that reality, our collective instinct […]

  • Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 2

    Another week in the NFL has brought us another bevy of coaching decisions to analyze in this Tuesday’s edition of Thank You for Not Coaching. One of the goals in moving TYFNC to Tuesday was to make sure that some of the better decisions made by coaches during each weekend’s action got their proper due; […]

  • Grading the Top 10 Songs in … HEATSEEKERS!

    Every week on Grading the Charts, Molly Lambert examines a different musical top-10 list, covering the best-selling and most-played songs from specific genres in every corner of the world. This week, GTC takes on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart, which follows the tracks making the biggest weekly upward gains. Let’s see what songs are poised to heat […]

  • Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Breaking Bad, New Girl, and Sleepy Hollow

    On this week’s pod, Andy and I, two vast and trunkless legs of stone, stand in the desert and talk about Breaking Bad. We chatted about the transference of guilt and the shattering of expectations, asked what the hell is up with Todd, and spitballed on how Vince Gilligan’s masterful show could be even better […]

  • Leonardo DiCaprio Will Play Woodrow Wilson, Because It's Been a Minute Since He Did a Biopic

    Attention, late-night talk-show hosts: time to dust off your long-mothballed League of Nations jokes. Leonardo DiCaprio’s next big Oscar-bait role could very well be as our 28th president, Woodrow Wilson. Warner Bros. is apparently ready to secure rights to the new POTUS bio of the month, Wilson by A. Scott Berg, with Leo attached to […]

  • About Last Night: Ciao, Giovani!

    In case you were busy doubling down on a profanity-laced tirade against your own fans, here’s what you missed in sports on Monday: Rookie running back Giovani Bernard had two touchdowns as the Cincinnati Bengals dropped the Pittsburgh Steelers to 0-2 for the first time in the Mike Tomlin era with a 20-10 win. “The […]

  • Afternoon Links: Call Off the Geek Mob — Justin Bieber Isn't in Batman vs. Superman

    If you’re still genuinely upset about the Batfleck, well, I feel bad for you, son: The world isn’t done messing with your tender comic-fan heart, as proven by Justin Bieber Instagramming a photo of himself holding a Batman vs. Superman script (otherwise known as the Man of Steel sequel) with the most inflammatory hashtag: “#robin?” […]

  • 43-Day NBA Warning: When the Apocalypse Comes, Jordan Crawford Will Lead Us

    What’s that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NBA season? Well, you’re in luck! The Triangle is counting down the days for all of us. When we last left Jordan Crawford, it was the night the Knicks showed up to Madison Square Garden dressed in all black for a […]

  • The Walking Dead Gets a Spin-off, Finally

    It has taken three seasons for The Walking Dead, the highest-rated drama on television, to get a spin-off, if you don’t count post-show chatfest Talking Dead. Why we have had to wait so long for such a sure thing is a mystery, but AMC is finally course correcting and has commenced development of a new […]

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