Grantland

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One Hundred Years of Arm Bars

How three generations of a Brazilian family evangelized for and fought over the sport of Gracie jiu-jitsu as it moved from the Amazon to Hollywood to the UFC.

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Jerry Heller Expresses Himself

Catching up with N.W.A’s controversial former manager.

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The End of the Hoop Dream

A broke agent hustles on the extreme fringe of pro basketball.

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Potsdam’s Nightmare: What Happened to Garrett Phillips?

Nearly 4 years ago, a 12-year-old boy was murdered in a small town in upstate New York. The suspects are well known, but nobody has been convicted of the crime.

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Scooper Hero

The man who gets all the superhero scoops in Hollywood.

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The Cult of Jurassic Park

On the enduring appeal, both amateur and academic, of man vs. dinosaur.

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Blur Lines

The ups and downs of a beloved British pop band.

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The Boxer and the Batterer

An essay on Floyd Mayweather Jr. as both.

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Necessarily the News

The politics and rhetoric of Trevor Noah’s appointment as the new host of the Daily Show.

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After the Crash

The death of Bobby Phills, an NBA player who made one terrible mistake.

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The Woman Who Froze in Fargo

A woman thought a Coen brothers movie was a “true story” and tracked it to her death. Now someone’s made a fictional film about her, further blurring the lines between reality and artifice.

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Porntopia

Besieged by pirates, and youngsters unused to paying to watch sex, the porn industry just isn’t what it used to be.