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  • Afternoon Links: Tarantino’s Doing Another Western

    Quentin Tarantino visited Jay Leno on Tuesday night and had a subtle announcement to share: He’s not making a Django Unchained sequel, but he is doing another Western next. “The thing is, I had so much fun doing Django and I love Westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, it’s like, […]

  • Nine Pop Culture Talking Points to Get You Through Thanksgiving With Your Family

    I have a big family, which means that on Thanksgiving, a lot of people show up with food, hangrily wait for everyone to arrive, say grace, eat other people’s food, become immobile for a few hours, and then make a few plates and leave. It’s the best. Somewhere between the arrivals and the comas, however, […]

  • Black Mirror, Episode 3, ‘The Entire History of You': Total Redo

    For six weeks, I will be responding to the British sci-fi series Black Mirror, which originally premiered on Channel 4 in 2011 and is currently making its debut on North American television via DirecTV. These are not meant to be strict recaps, but there will be plenty of spoilers, which, trust me, if you plan on […]

  • Triangle Thanksgiving: Dirk, Chuck, Rick, and Other Reasons We Should All Rejoice

    When you were growing up, did your parents ever make your whole family go around the Thanksgiving dinner table and say what you’re thankful for? Mine did, every single year. And that’s what we’re doing with sports today. For two reasons. First, because Thanksgiving is the greatest holiday of the year. It’s the one day […]

  • Movie Review Roundup: Four Thanksgiving Weekend Options, From ‘Oldboy’ to ‘Nebraska’

    After dinner, after football, you’ll want a movie. Here are four options. Oldboy, directed by Spike Lee Everything is wrong with Lee’s version of Park Chan-wook’s notorious, super-violent super-action-thriller. For one thing, it’s far from super. Not the quality, per se (although, for Lee, that’s off, too), but the energy. Park’s movie lunged and charged […]

  • Cousin Sal’s Week 13 Prop Bets

    Week 12: +37,000 jermajesties Season Total: +15,500 jermajesties On to Week 13 … (Obligatory weekly explanation: A “jermajesty” represents the fake name given for a dollar amount in this series. It’s also the unfortunate name of one of Jermaine Jackson’s sons.) Raiders will score over 18.5 points vs. Cowboys As a devout Cowboys fan, I […]

  • Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Talking About Emo Music, With Special Guests Geoff Rickly, Jim Adkins, and Chris Carrabba

    Is this thing on? Welcome to a very special, pretty personal episode of Hollywood Prospectus podcast. In this edition, Andy and I talk about the much-maligned and much-loved genre of music called emo. Ten years ago, Andy wrote a book called Nothing Feels Good about a burgeoning subculture that was starting to make serious inroads […]

  • All the Fixins

    Devour the Sports Guy’s mailbag and (deeply cursed) picks before a double helping of holiday football.

  • Men in Blazers: With Special Guest John Green!

    In this Thanksgiving special, Rog explains to Michael how he gave himself a black eye during the Merseyside derby. Also, author and Nerdfighter John Green stops by. 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 […]

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