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  • Grading the Top 10 Songs in … AMERICANA!

    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 heads back to the U.S. for the Americana chart, where folk, bluegrass, blues, and country meet. 1. Jason Isbell, “Stockholm” Isbell was a member […]

  • Career Arc: Trent Reznor

    From ‘Hurt’ to Hesitation Marks, the Nine Inch Nails godhead finds himself back where he started.

  • Fifty Shades of Grey Casts Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam in Lead Roles; Tell Your Mom

    Everyone’s sure kept a keen eye on the Fifty Shades of Grey casting, especially considering a lot of people claim to have no intention of seeing the movie. Of course, that fits with the larger Fifty Shades pattern: A friend’s mom described author E.L. James’s writing style as “like Danielle Steel with a bad flu,” […]

  • Francisco Liriano: The Ultimate Lefty Killer

    It’s easy to see the impact Francisco Liriano has had on the Pittsburgh Pirates this year. His 2.57 ERA ranks fourth-best among all pitchers with 130-plus innings pitched. He sits seventh in the National League in strikeout rate. If you’re one of those people who still notices win-loss record, he’s tied for the league lead […]

  • B.S. Report: Annual NFL Over/Under Pod With Cousin Sal, Part 2

    In Part 2 of the annual over/under podcast, Bill and Cousin Sal break down the NFC teams and revive their ‘Mike and the Mad Dog’ impression. After the jump, check out a video from the pod recording. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page.

  • In Memoriam: Tommy Morrison, 1969-2013

    Tommy Morrison died late Sunday night at the age of 44, ending one of the most tragic and bizarre lives in a sport defined by tragedy and the surreal. All professional sports rely on the exploitation of the body, but I wonder if there has been an American athlete in the past 25 years who […]

  • About Last Night: Tigers Roar in Boston

    In case you were busy facing the ramifications of stealing plants off a wall, here’s what you missed in sports on Monday: In a battle of the AL’s top teams, Tigers starter Doug Fister spun a gem and Detroit got some late offense to top John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox 3-0 at Fenway […]

  • The NFL's Cellar Dwellers

    It’s time to kick off our team-by-team preview with a look at the clubs that will be vying for the no. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

  • Premier League Pass & Move: United's Lack of Chances, and Arsenal's Wing Commanders

    A look at this past weekend’s Premier League action, with a focus on the two huge matches from Sunday. Manchester United’s Lack of Punch Goodman: The handy thing about early goals is that they clarify a team’s intentions. Not scoring a goal in a cagey 0-0 draw at home against Chelsea is one thing; not […]

  • Legendary Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki Retiring

    Well, this is a bummer: This Sunday at the Venice International Film Festival, right before the European premiere of his latest film, The Wind Rises, Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature directing via Koji Hoshino, the president of Miyazaki’s internationally beloved production company, Studio Ghibli. Hoshino took no questions at the press conference, saying there would […]

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