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A Quarantine Mailbag, Plus Michael Lewis and Jason Bateman

The actor and Emmy-winning director joins to talk about Season 3 of his show, ‘Ozark’

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‘Higher Learning’ Premiere: George Floyd, Doja Cat’s Apology, and Joe Biden’s Remarks

Plus, racism inside Bachelor Nation and taking some heat to Azealia Banks

Coaches vs. Agents, the Keys to Negotiating, and Baseball’s Return With Sports Agent Scott Boras

Plus, the necessary measures being taken to begin the process of bringing sports back amid the COVID-19 outbreak

Trump vs. Scarborough, Listener Mail, and Rob Mahoney on Empty Stadiums

Plus, the Ringer’s Rob Mahoney explores what arenas and stadiums could sound like without a crowd

‘The Mismatch’: Which Return Method Do NBA Front Offices Prefer?

Plus: most overrated/underrated stats

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The Story Behind the “Stevie Nicks’ Fajita Roundup” Sketch on ‘Saturday Night Live’

In 1998, Lucy Lawless brought down Studio 8H with an impression of the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman as the owner of a bad Mexican restaurant. In the two decades after its airing, it has garnered a cult following.

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica’ Is the Pop Album for the Lost Summer of 2020

The singer’s sixth studio album is brash on the surface, but melancholic at its core

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‘Boomerang’ With Bill Simmons, Van Lathan, and Wesley Morris

Revisiting the 1992 comedy starring Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens, Halle Berry, and David Alan Grier

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Quinn Cook Is Ready to Restart the NBA Season—However It May Look

This week, the Lakers guard spoke about getting back into the facility, the new playoff seeding styles the league is considering, staying in touch with teammates during quarantine, and more

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The Studio Ghibli Syllabus

Many of the best movies from the Japanese animation studio are streaming on HBO Max. Here’s a crash course on the deep, masterful catalog from the studio cofounded by Hayao Miyazaki.

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NBA GM Survey Results Show Momentum Behind Adding a Play-in Tournament

Adam Silver held a conference call with decision-makers from all 30 teams. Here’s what was discussed, and what it means for the league’s plans to restart its 2019-20 season.

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Analyzing Michael Jordan’s, Neymar’s, and Odell Beckham Jr.’s Baseball Skills

The ‘Baseball BBQ’ guys take a look at some high profile non-baseball athletes’ attempts to play baseball

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Why Jamal Adams May Have to Wait for His Contract Extension

The Jets All-Pro safety has earned an extension, but recent history shows he may have to wait at least another year

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Feeling Lucky at 90: The Clint Eastwood Passion Project

After more than 50 films, 38 directed by the man himself, what’s left to say about Clint Eastwood? Two fans look at old favorites and a few less heralded works to paint a picture of sustained, often unpredictable artistry.

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A Marine Biologist Reveals What Hollywood Gets Wrong About the Ocean

An expert chats ‘Finding Nemo’ and the movies about the deep that are somehow less realistic than the Pixar film about talking fish

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2004 Redraftables: A Series of Unfortunate Events, With Joe House

Bill Simmons and House discuss the subplots and legends from the 2004 draft class before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks

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The NBA Story Lines Beneath the Surface: Southeast Division

Can Trae Young strike a balance between Steve Nash and Stephen Curry? We’re digging deep into the overlooked in-season developments for the Hawks, Heat, Hornets, Magic, and Wizards.

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The Five Steps to Every Tom Thibodeau Coaching Cycle

From the initial buzz to the inevitable burnout, the Thibs timeline is pretty well-known at this point. Will we see it again in New York?

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If an NBA Game Is Played Without Fans, Does It Make a Sound?

If we see basketball again this season, it will be without any fans in attendance. How will the lack of crowd noise affect players and the TV broadcast?

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‘The Challenge: Total Madness’ Recap: The Rookies Are Taking Over

Big T has a problem with her Big Toe Injury, the rookies make their move, and the whole cast gets to go to a new bar … which is also underground

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Dallas’s CeeDee Lamb Pick Was More Than Just Another Flashy Move

When the Cowboys landed the former Oklahoma receiver last month, it set the football world abuzz. But the pick also offers some lessons about how smart teams build their rosters in the modern NFL.

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10 Deep-Cut Classics to Stream on HBO Max

On top of ‘Friends’ and HBO’s entire catalog, WarnerMedia’s new streaming service comes with a hefty selection of great films

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The Ringer’s 2020 NBA Mock Draft Lottery

If the Warriors land the first pick, who would they take? Plus, our Big Board expands to 50 prospects.

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‘Mrs. America’ Was a Historical Drama About Who Gets to Write History

The limited series featured Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne battling for the soul of the women’s movement, and much more 

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Dwight, Iguodala, and Deng: 2004 NBA Redraft

Bill and House review a draft that would end up including a lot of sliding-door careers

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Opportunity Knocks, but Borussia Dortmund Don’t Answer

A 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich likely ended Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga title challenge. It also might have marked the end of a cycle.

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Seven Takeaways From the NHL’s New Postseason Proposal

On Tuesday, commissioner Gary Bettman released the league’s plans for finishing the 2019-20 season. And while some of the ideas seem fun, others … created plenty of questions.

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Porn Takes On a Personal Touch in the Pandemic

The coronavirus has shuttered the adult entertainment industry, so enterprising performers are turning to platforms like OnlyFans to sell their product directly to consumers. It’s a trend that could change the way the industry works forever.

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Join The Ringer in Raising Money for World Central Kitchen

Donate now to help the heroes in hospitals and clinics who are fighting for us

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Time Machine All-Stars: Five Centers Who Would Have Dominated 2020

From Wilt the Stilt to Hakeem the Dream, we pay homage to the big men who ruled their eras—but would have been even more fun in this one

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What HQ Trivia Learned—or Didn’t Learn—From Vine

Episode 3 of our documentary podcast series ‘Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia’ examines the Silicon Valley founders myth and the lessons of Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll’s first company, Vine

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NBA Redraftables Reevaluations: How the Suns Sidetracked a Revolution

The best, worst, and Knicksiest moves from the 2004 NBA draft class

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Partisanship and Public Spaces in the Pandemic

How did we manage to polarize the otherwise agreeable notion of going outside?

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The NBA Story Lines Beneath the Surface: Northwest Division

Is there reason to worry about Donovan Mitchell? Is Hassan Whiteside … good? With the league still in limbo, we’re digging deep into overlooked in-season developments for the Nuggets, Jazz, Trail Blazers, Timberwolves, and Thunder.

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Twelve Great Streamable British Shows You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Searching for something new to binge watch? Look no further than ‘Fresh Meat,’ ‘Don’t Tell the Bride,’ and the rest of these British TV deep cuts.

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The ‘Uncut Gems’ Guide to Becoming a Millionaire Sports Bettor

This is how you win

Introducing ‘Higher Learning With Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay’

This new Ringer podcast highlights black culture, politics, and sports. The first episode drops Thursday, May 28.