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The Disappointment All-Stars, LeBron’s Unapproachable 40K, Minnesota Concerns, and Boston’s F-You Game With Ryen Russillo

Plus, how much longer will LeBron play in L.A.?

Brock Bowers On Potentially Playing in N.Y., Plus Marcus Spears Joins, and Matthew Berry Talks Jets and Giants Futures

One of the NFL draft’s top prospects discusses the New York teams

Celts Make History at the Garden, Roll the Warriors. Plus, Maye Vs. Daniels.

Brian and Jamie also discuss the Celtics’ incredible win streak

The Wembageddon Is Upon Us

Justin, Wos, and J. Kyle Mann take a close look at Victor Wembanyama before discussing some college prospects

Bahrain Grand Prix Recap

Plus, Megan owes Haas an apology

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The G League Isn’t Just for NBA Long Shots Anymore

A record 18 of last summer’s 30 first-round picks have played in the NBA G League this season, following the developmental path of breakout players like Jalen Johnson and Peyton Watson. Why are more top prospects taking this route? And what does it mean for the future of the G League?

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Has Doc Rivers Fixed the Milwaukee Bucks Already?

The Bucks’ stingy defense is back. Now the team’s title chances are, too. Is it time to Fear the Deer once again?

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22 Things I Did With the ‘Dune 2’ Popcorn Bucket

Buddy, they won’t even let me [REDACTED] it. But there’s a lot more you can do with the cursed sandworm receptacle.

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What Are NFL Coaches and Execs Really Saying at the NFL Combine?

Use our trusty translator to sift through the NFL coachspeak

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The ‘Dune’ Dictionary

Few fictional universes are as dense and complex as Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune.’ Ahead of ‘Dune: Part Two,’ it’s time to get refreshed on what things like "Kwisatz Haderach" and "popcorn bucket" actually mean.

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All’s Fair in Love and ‘The Regime’

The new darkly dramedic miniseries from HBO centers goofy geopolitics, toxic relationships, and Kate Winslet’s Elena Vernham—who holds a fictional nation together through a crazy, commoditized little thing called love

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The Video Game Remake Boom Is Producing Nostalgic Hype and Uncomfortable Questions

Video game remakes like ‘Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’ are the definitive single-player trend of the past decade. But they also represent a distinct set of challenges for an art form that doesn’t really "age" like other entertainment does.

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The Dutiful Perfection of ‘Dune: Part Two’

The sheer scale and craft of Denis Villeneuve’s epic follow-up can’t be denied. Still, it’s hard to ignore the sense that a story like this ought to be a bit more confounding.

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The Disappointment All-Stars, LeBron’s Unapproachable 40K, Minnesota Concerns, and Boston’s F-You Game With Ryen Russillo

Plus, how much longer will LeBron play in L.A.?

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Brock Bowers On Potentially Playing in N.Y., Plus Marcus Spears Joins, and Matthew Berry Talks Jets and Giants Futures

One of the NFL draft’s top prospects discusses the New York teams

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Is Tatum a Serious MVP Contender?

Big Wos talks about whether Jayson Tatum is a serious MVP contender, Draymond Green’s return, and Monty Williams’s press conference

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Why the “Need for Chaos” Is Eating American Politics

Many Americans today seem to embrace conspiracy theories and nihilistic burn-it-all-down messages, not because they are partisans of the left or right, but because they’ve become cynical about all elite and all major institutions of power

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‘May December’ Found a Delicate Balance to Tell a Disturbing Tale

It takes a deft hand to blend the true crime–inspired elements of this subject with moments of twisted humor

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The Top 50 Players in the NFL Draft

J.J. McCarthy has made our Big Board. But is he truly worth a top-15 pick?

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Virgil Really Was a Wrestling Superstar

Mike Jones, the professional wrestler known best for his WWF run as Virgil, was more than just the silent bodyguard he portrayed during the late-’80s wrestling boom

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Remembering Richard Lewis, Comedy’s Proud Prince of Pain

The stand-up icon, who passed away at the age of 76 on Tuesday, was perhaps better than anyone else at mining personal torment for laughs

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‘Rounders’ LIVE With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Van Lathan, and Sean Fennessey

Bill, Chris, Van, and Sean discuss their latest foray into films past: ‘Rounders’

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Ole Anderson Was the Ghost of Wrestling’s Past

The tough-as-nails tag team wrestler and promoter embodied the best and worst of the territories era

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“We’re Going to Become the Biggest Elsbeth”: Carrie Preston on ‘The Good Wife’ Favorite Elsbeth Tascioni’s New Spinoff

Preston stole scenes in ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘The Good Fight.’ Now she has her own series.

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“It’s My Job to Steal It”: The Wild West of NBA Jump Balls

Basketball’s most iconic tradition is also one of its oldest and most curious events, marked by the same foggy rule interpretations, quirky styles, and chicanery that characterized the first jump balls ever tossed

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Previously On ‘Dune’ … 

It’s time to get reacquainted with Arrakis. Ahead of ‘Dune: Part Two,’ look back on 12 crucial moments from the first film, and what they could mean for the sequel.

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Will Somebody PLEASE Give Bradley Cooper a Damn Oscar?

Making the case for why this year’s Academy Awards villain actually deserves to win for his turn in ‘Maestro’

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Tracy Chapman Never Had Much to Prove. She Did It Anyway.

Our latest episode, discussing "Fast Car," Tracy’s Grammy performance, and her ’90s hit "Give Me One Reason"

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From Superhero to Villain: Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Oppenheimer’ Turn Was Undeniable

After spending a decade-plus confined to the Iron Man suit and the Marvel playground, the man behind Lewis Strauss reminded everyone what he’s capable of: a nervy performance full of pettiness, desperation, and force

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‘Clerks’ and the ’90s Indie Film Big Bang, Through the Eyes of The Village Voice

An excerpt from Tricia Romano’s oral history of the famed alt-weekly, ‘The Freaks Came Out to Write,’ featuring Kevin Smith, Amy Taubin, and Colson Whitehead

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NFL Mock Draft: Which Teams Might Trade Up for a QB?

With a top-heavy quarterback class, several teams might be looking to deal. In this first-round mock draft, who is moving up to snag Jayden Daniels at no. 3?

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Robert De Niro Continues to Evolve, Persevere, and Challenge Himself. He Should Win Another Oscar.

The legendary actor’s turn in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is singular, the result of decades of work across genres and sensibilities, even if the journey at times plunged him into the depths of mediocrity

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Why Americans Stopped Hanging Out—and Why It Matters

Sociologist Eric Klinenberg joins Derek to examine the dramatic decline in face-to-face socialization in the U.S.

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‘Barbie’ Turned the Abstract Into a Cohesive Script. It Deserves the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.

Snubbed or not, there is one major Oscar award Greta Gerwig truly deserves to win. Here’s why.

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What’s a Coen Brother’s Movie Without a Coen Brother?

Over the past 40 years, Joel and Ethan Coen have made countless unforgettable movies and established a deeply specific house style. So what happens when they start working separately?

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FX’s ‘Shogun’ Tells a Familiar Story With a Wider Lens

The new TV adaptation of James Clavell’s bestselling 1975 novel aims for an authenticity that the previous version lacked

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MGMT Is More Than Just ‘Saltburn’ Nostalgia Fodder

The indie rock duo talk ‘Saltburn,’ TikTok, their highs and lows, and their new album, ‘Loss of Life’