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The Last Day of the Old NBA With one sweeping move, Adam Silver paved the way for a new, better league.
Yes, This Was a Big DealThoughts on Jason Collins' historic debut as an openly gay NBA player.
The Man Who Would Be DunkingAndrew Wiggins would’ve been the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft. Instead he’s working for free while NBA teams lose on purpose to get him.
Now Is the Time to InventThe legacy (and the return) of Sleater-Kinney, which was once the best rock band in America.
Good Times Bad TimesModern rock didn’t start with Dylan or the Beatles. It started with Zeppelin.
Game of Thrones Isn’t Just Great FunIt’s great, period. And it should change how we think about television.
Draft DayWhy did the NFL—America’s most obsessively image-conscious sports league—allow this catastrophe to happen?
Rhyme and PunishmentProsecutors are using rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials. That needs to stop.
L.A. KingsSchoolboy Q, the latest West Coast MC to make a powerful claim to the hip-hop throne.
Download De La Soul’s Entire Catalog for Free. Here Are the 10 Perfect Songs for Valentine’s Day.
Folk HeroesThe Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis is the best film ever made about the folk revival—and one of the best ever made about music, period.
Did JFK’s Death Make Beatlemania Possible?The questionable connections between Camelot’s demise and Liverpool’s ascent.
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Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
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The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
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