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  • Duke Football: A Feelings Collage

    No matter one’s primary rooting allegiance — or interest in basketball — steadfast hatred for Duke hoops is a national pastime. That antipathy has never migrated to the football program, which operates in a sphere that’s neither loathsome, nor enviable, nor pitiable. You can’t summon hostility for a team that hasn’t finished with a winning […]

  • BREAKING: Outkast Not Confirmed for Coachella Until They’re Onstage at Coachella

    Yesterday, at 2:53 p.m. EST, Billboard published a very important headline. “Outkast to Reunite for Coachella 2014?” For the first few reads, you don’t see the question mark. All you see is “Outkast” and “reunite” and you fall down. But then you get back up, see “at Coachella” next to “2014″ and then you simply […]

  • YouTube Hall of Fame: Worst Music Videos 2

    Long ago, in the early days of the HOF, the Grantland staff got together and honored the “worst music videos of all time,” from Billy Squier to Sisqo. But, of course, there will always be more worst music videos of all time, as demonstrated this week by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. So today we […]

  • What If I Told You I Wanted to Make a 30 for 30 on the Dolan-Era Knicks?

    Ever since James L. Dolan — scion of the Cablevision Dolans of Oyster Bay, Long Island — became chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company in 1999, the New York Knicks have been living in interesting times. Unfortunately, that interest has very rarely been generated by the quality of the basketball. The Knicks and their […]

  • Smaller Movie Roundup: Because There’s More to Life Than The Hunger Games

    Go for Sisters, directed by John Sayles Once upon a time, John Sayles would release a movie — Matewan, Eight Men Out, City of Hope, Passion Fish, Lone Star — and both the cultural tastemakers and people who heed them engaged with it. They marveled at the vastness and authenticity of the casts (the Joe […]

  • Bill Murray Joins HBO’s Miniseries Adaptation of Olive Kitteridge

    In this dawn or mid-morning of Bill Murray’s Late Career, the man’s been happy to dabble. He played FDR, he did a Wes Anderson movie about stop-motion animal figurines, he cameoed in John Goodman’s Amazon pilot. So there’s no reason not to give an HBO miniseries a whirl, especially when it’s Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge, […]

  • Freshman Watch: Jabari Parker Is Perfect, and Other Notes From November

    This year of college hoops is already ridiculous. Everyone is fun, the good teams are all stacked, and there are too many stars to even keep track of on any given night. This is why I was huddled over a laptop at 5:30 in the afternoon in L.A. yesterday, watching two grainy ESPN3 feeds at […]

  • Escape From Pop Purgatory: Stryper’s No More Hell to Pay Completes a TMS-Core Trifecta

    Welcome to Escape From Pop Purgatory, where we check out new music made by people who are more well-known than 98 percent of the oppressively “cool” artists over whom the media obsesses, and yet are commonly perceived to be years past the point of their cultural relevance. (Pop Purgatory is fame plus time.) Because we’re […]

  • The Portland Trail Blazers Are Scorching, But Can It Last?

    Here’s the irony: The 2011-12 Blazers serve as my personal reminder against overreacting to any team trend over the first 10 or so games of the season. Those Blazers started 7-2, and the wins included an icy coldcocking of Oklahoma City on the road. LaMarcus Aldridge was cementing his status as one of the league’s […]

  • For a Price, You Can Now Invite Your Favorite Top Chef Into Your Home, If That’s What You’re Into

    Top Chef, recently declared too “serious” for the Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League (because, as David Jacoby wrote, it didn’t contain enough “concealed erections or denied coitus” — a solid argument), has added another territory to its vast empire: your house. The show has joined forces with Kitchit, a goop-endorsed rent-a-chef service that allows you […]

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