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  • Chin Up, Big Guy: How to Help Anthony Bennett

    It’s almost as if Anthony Bennett is the victim of some voodoo carnival fortune-teller incantation that has caused him to switch bodies with an unknown JV player, who even now is stroking 3s and dunking on hapless 15-year-old opponents in a dusty high school gym. The lively, sweet-shooting college athlete who finished with power around […]

  • OutKast, the Walkmen, and Why Bands Can’t Simply Break Up Anymore

    In an interview that appeared on Thanksgiving in The Washington Post, Peter Bauer of the fine indie-rock band the Walkmen announced that the group was taking a “pretty extreme hiatus” after its final scheduled concert tonight in Philadelphia. In the parlance of interpersonal band relations, “hiatus” is commonly understood to mean “breakup” — an interpretation […]

  • It Begins: The Oscar Race (Finally) Heats Up

    Is Her really a contender? Is 12 Years a Slave in trouble? Answers to this and more in the wake of the first batch of critics’ awards.

  • My Grand Proclamation About the ‘Death’ of the Blockbuster: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas Predict the End

    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. In […]

  • Men in Blazers: With Special Guest Tim Howard!

    The Men relive Chelsea’s dismantling of Southampton and welcome back Tim Howard to discuss the World Cup draw, Everton, and whiskey distilling. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page. To subscribe to the Men in Blazers podcast feed, click here.

  • I Bought Brooklyn Nets Season Tickets in the Summer … I’ve Made a Huge Mistake

    There was no time to print new programs before last night’s game between the Nets and the visiting Nuggets: There, on page 28, was Lawrence Frank’s name, first among the six assistant coaches listed. Good-bye to all that. Just a few hours earlier, Frank had been reassigned from bench duties “to doing daily reports,” which […]

  • B.S. Report: Wesley Morris

    Bill Simmons talks to Grantland film critic Wesley Morris about this year’s Oscar race for Best Actor, as well as the careers of Robert Redford and Leonardo DiCaprio. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page.

  • SLOW DOWN, BASEBALL! Making Sense of the (Roughly) 4,971 Moves We Just Saw

    Who needs the winter meetings? Apparently not Major League Baseball’s general managers, who, while evidently hopped up on krokodil, executed a flurry of trades and free-agent deals a week before the sport’s offseason confab at Disney World. The 48-hour swirl of signings and swaps saw Jacoby Ellsbury commit the ultimate heel turn, the Nationals further […]

  • Cats: The Motion Picture Is Coming. Maybe. Get Excited, Either Way.

    You can’t explain Cats. You have to experience it. The show is light on plot and heavy on chillingly, embarrassingly absurd lyrics and visuals. It’s a show that gets into you, infecting you with sillies; you will die with traces of Cats in your blood once you’ve been exposed, like those parasites in the litter […]

  • The NFL’s Three-Quarters-Season Awards Winners

    Believe it or not, we’re already three-quarters of the way through the NFL season. As we approach Week 14, each team has 12 games in the books and four games left to go, which means that it’s time to take stock of the league at the quarter pole. Today, that means our scheduled look at […]

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