Grant Chen

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Garry Shandling's 'The Larry Sanders Show' is where the new age of television really began

Garry Shandling has died, Thursday in Los Angeles at the ridiculous age of 66. And while his death seems the very definition of "unexpected," I like to think, based on what I knew of him, first- or secondhand, that he was ready for it, on the deeper level where he seemed to like to live.<p>I'm going …


The Unsettling Arrival of Speculative 9/11 Fiction

When I was in high school, my English class read a famous short story called “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” written in 1890 by Ambrose Bierce. Its central character, Peyton Farquhar, is a slave-owning Southern planter. As the story opens, Peyton is about to be hanged by the Union Army for …


Report: Adidas offers James Harden $200 million deal to leave Nike

Could James Harden be leaving Nike for Adidas?<p>With Damian Lillard, John Wall, Derrick Rose and Andrew Wiggins on their roster, Adidas has some of the …

Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Anti-austerity protesters in Greece have reached the entrance of the prime minister's official residence, as demonstrations intensify against a new austerity bill due to be voted in parliament next Monday.<p>Police said one officer was hospitalized with light injuries while …

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South Carolina officer whose shooting of unarmed man was captured on video is indicted

The white South Carolina police officer whose shooting of a fleeing, unarmed black man was captured in a chilling cellphone video earlier this year has been indicted on a murder charge by a grand jury.<p>Michael Thomas Slager was arrested in the slaying of Walter Scott on April 7, the same day the …


SEAL Team 6: A Secret History of Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines