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Kevin Bacon on 40 Years of Bacon Movies

Plus, saving the NBA calendar, the Koepka era and Le Batard vs. ESPN

‘Top Gun’ With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Jason Concepcion

Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Jason Concepcion have lost that looooovin’ feeling as they rewatch ‘Top Gun,’ starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, and Kelly McGillis

Before Woodstock ’99 Was a Nightmare, It Was One Town’s Dream

Episode 3 of ‘Break Stuff’ investigates how the festival landed in Rome, New York, and some of the early warning signs that something was awry

‘The Mismatch’: The Wacky Wizards, the LeBron-AD Duo, and Coach Tim Duncan

Plus, Zion Williamson has signed with Jumpman

Fantasy Football Draft Spectacular Live in L.A.

Cousin Sal and the Degenerate Trifecta discuss all things fantasy football and more

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Before Woodstock ’99 Was a Nightmare, It Was One Town’s Dream

Episode 3 of ‘Break Stuff’ investigates how the festival landed in Rome, New York, and some of the early warning signs that something was awry

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The San Francisco Giants Should Definitely Be Sellers … or Should They?

The trade deadline is looming, and the Giants, just on the eve of a complete teardown, are suddenly the best team in baseball. It’s just a fluke—unless it isn’t.

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The Wizards’ Hiring of Sashi Brown Will Test Whether an NFL Process Can Make the Jump to the NBA

For years, the NFL was the conservative league within the American major leagues. But football has caught up, and the former Browns executive who hoarded draft capital—and went 1-31—will bring his ideas to Washington.

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Billy Eichner Saves ‘The Lion King’

Along with Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Eichner injects the film with a much-needed sense of liveliness and comes away as the best part of the 2019 remake

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Top Five Quentin Tarantino Films | The Big Picture

With the upcoming release of Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film, Sean Fennessey sits down with Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion to discuss their top five favorite Tarantino movies

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Between Bites: What Food Means to ‘The Farewell’

There’s a reason why nearly every crucial scene in Lulu Wang’s second feature film occurs around a stove, a chopping board, or a dinner table

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Tarantinoesque: The Making of the Last Great Celebrity Director

He hosted ‘SNL,’ jousted with Spike Lee, and even starred on Broadway. Quentin Tarantino is a self-made, self-imagined auteur unlike any we’ve seen since. Just how did he do it?

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In a League of Dynamic Duos, LeBron and Anthony Davis Could Reign Supreme

The wild summer of star-player movement has resulted in a wide-open title race and a dearth of superteams. In a league of perfect pairs, the Brow and the King might be the best match.

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Marvel Is Entering Phase 4, Which Is Good If You Like Marvel

At Comic-Con, the studio unveiled a new slate of movies and television series, including a handful of sequels and a Blade reboot

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The Violent, Gory, and Gross Origins of Jim Carrey’s ‘The Mask’

Twenty-five years ago, Jim Carrey cemented his status as a comedy god by playing a down-on-his-luck nice guy who’s empowered by a magical, snot-colored mask. But the origins of this story are no laughing matter.

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Can Damian Lillard Be Team USA’s Captain America?

NBA stars are pulling out of the pool for the U.S.’s FIBA World Cup team left and right. Can Lillard step up as the leader and take Dame Time international?

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The ‘Lion King’ Continues Disney’s World-Consuming Run at the Box Office

Despite lukewarm reviews from critics, the film made more than half a billion dollars internationally last weekend

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Are the Utah Jazz Ready to Contend?

J. Kyle Mann breaks down how the additions of Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic coupled with the continued development of Donovan Mitchell could push the Utah Jazz to a new level this season

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Donald Trump’s Rallies Bring Out His Worst Impulses. What Do Democratic Rallies Do?

After another antagonistic rally in Greenville, it’s the same as it ever was for the president. But the 2020 hopefuls from the Democrats have struggled to match Trump’s clarity, much less his energy.

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How the Original ‘Lion King’ Came to Life

Twenty-five years before the photorealism of Jon Favreau’s 2019 remake, codirectors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff and a team of mostly upstart animators turned Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first original concept into a classic

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The ‘Lion King’ Exit Survey

Everything the light touches is underwhelming

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Inertia Over Evolution: Where Season 2 of ‘Big Little Lies’ Went Wrong

Though it had its moments (shout-out Laura Dern’s swing mechanics), the second season of HBO’s star-studded miniseries turned series too often fell back on scene-chewing and reflection

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Time for Some Truth: Breaking Down the Finale of ‘Big Little Lies’

The real friends were the lies we made along the way

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Stephen Strasburg Is Finally Pitching Like the Ace He Was Supposed to Be. You Just Might Not Be Able to Tell.

After an electric start to his career, the one-time Nationals phenom never again matched the hype. Now, in Max Scherzer’s shadow, he’s finally delivering a career season.

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The Falcons Just Bet Big on Defense—What Does That Mean for Their Title Window?

Atlanta is no longer the team with the pricey offense and a cheap, young defense to balance it out. So, with the bill coming due for guys like Deion Jones, Grady Jarrett, and eventually Julio Jones, how can the team maintain a competitive roster?

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How to Win Friends and Actually Enjoy Social Media—or at Least a Twitter Account

Social media can be a home for the worst news and impulses; it’s making us depressed; it distorts reality. But every so often, there is a space—like Jessica Dore’s Twitter account—that can teach us about ourselves, and how we talk to others.

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Watch the ‘Big Little Live’ Finale

Amanda Dobbins and Mina Kimes react to the action-packed final episode of ‘Big Little Lies’

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The Winners and Losers of the 148th Open Championship

Shane Lowry takes the Claret Jug in decisive fashion, Tommy Fleetwood falls away, and Brooks Koepka—yes, Brooks Koepka!—goes full hall monitor

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What Season 4’s Shocking Finale Means for the Future of ‘Veronica Mars’

For a minute, a peaceful, happy resolution seemed within reach—but that’s just not in the cards for the now fully grown private eye

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Beyoncé Delivers ‘The Gift’ and Charli XCX Is “Gone”

Also in our So Necessary music roundup: new tracks from Maxo Kream with ScHoolBoy Q, girl in red, Baby Keem, and Ed Sheeran with Young Thug and J Hus

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‘Veronica Mars’ Already Did Fan Service. Now It Can Just Be Itself.

Reboots of much-loved TV series are usually forced to give the people what they think they want, but thanks to the 2014 Kickstarter-funded movie, the new season of ‘Veronica Mars’ is able to give the people what they actually want

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The 40 Best Disney Songs, Ranked

With the photorealistic remake of ‘The Lion King’ coming to theaters this week, we went back and made the case for the best songs that have ever been in a Mouse House animated film

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The NFL Will Not Suspend Chiefs Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill

Following its investigation into a March incident in which Hill’s son was taken to the hospital with a broken arm, the league has decided not to discipline the Kansas City player

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Joe Johnson Is the Big3’s First God

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a seven-time NBA All-Star played in a three-on-three league against a bunch of washed retirees?

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Now Presenting: Leo and Brad Watch

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt have been making their rounds in advance of their upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood.’ But are the older actors equipped to navigate the modern viral-moment-thirsty press circuit?

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The Five Trends That Could Define Baseball’s Future

Teams are shifting more, throwing fewer fastballs, and swinging more on first pitches. Are these increasingly commonplace occurrences the sign of things to come in MLB?

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Could the Thunder Make the Playoffs This Season? Why Not?

Sure, Oklahoma City lost Russell Westbrook and Paul George this offseason. But with Chris Paul and the other young talent the team gained via trades in the fold, don’t count the Thunder out just yet.