Grantland

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The Broad Strokes

On the appeal of Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.

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We Went There

On the ground at the big, sad, strange Burt Reynolds memorabilia auction in Las Vegas.

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The Birdcage

How franchises became the movie business.

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Livin' Thing: An Oral History of Boogie Nights

The making and near unmaking of Paul Thomas Anderson’s breakout film.

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The Weight of Guilt

Inside the world of bass fishing cheaters.

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Shady XLII: Eminem in 2014

The rapper who never grew up.

Previously: "The Zen of Eminem," Zadie Smith's 2005 profile for Vibe.

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The Sea of Crises

A sumo wrestling tournament. A failed coup ending in seppuku. A search for a forgotten man. How one writer’s trip to Japan became a journey through oblivion.

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Together We Make Football

On domestic violence and the NFL.

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The Plunge

How a Soviet swimming champion saved passengers from a sinking trolleybus.

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The Wet Stuff

The men who built the great American water park.

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I’m Chevy Chase and You’re Not

The bumpy rise of Saturday Night Live’s first star.

Excerpted from Saturday Night, published in 1986.

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Let’s Be Real

On Cops, cop movies and Ferguson.