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Let's Cast The ESPN Movie!

Yesterday, James Andrew Miller, one of the co-authors of the ESPN oral history <i>Those Guys Have All The Fun</i>, announced on Twitter that a movie of the …

Keith Olbermann

My Life In The Locker Room: A Female Sportswriter Remembers The Dicks

<i>Originally published June 4, 1992, in the</i> Dallas Observer<i>. Reprinted here with permission from the author, who has also provided an afterword about</i> …

Fort Worth

Atul Gawande on end-of-life care

Is Dishonesty Endemic to Banking and Finance?

Mathew Martoma’s time is up. On Thursday, he is expected to begin a nine-year prison sentence for participating in an insider-trading scheme involving leaked trial results for an experimental Alzheimer’s drug. Martoma worked as a trader at S.A.C. Capital Advisors, a hedge fund run by Steven A. …

Here’s to You, Mr. Nichols: The Making of The Graduate

Almost from the start, Mike Nichols knew that Anne Bancroft should play the seductive Mrs. Robinson. But the young film director surprised himself, as well as everyone else, with his choice for The Graduate’s misfit hero, Benjamin Braddock: not Robert Redford, who’d wanted the role, but a …

The Big Book Of Black Quarterbacks

On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks walked all over the Denver Broncos, 43-8, to win Super Bowl XLVIII. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passed for …

NFL

The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time

A dud at the box office when it opened 20 years ago this week, The Shawshank Redemption now perennially tops IMDb’s favorite-movies list—the ultimate in “guy cry” cinema. A story of studio maneuvering, big paychecks deferred, and well-earned roof suds.<p>The odds of a successful jailbreak are never …

Bills Win Thanks To Fred Jackson's Brutal Mistreatment Of Chris Conte

Wish You Could Invest In Uber And Lyft? Here's A Clever Way To Get Rich Off Rides

Uber is the hottest private tech company around.<p>Its growth is incredible. The ride sharing app is on track to make $2 billion in revenue this year. Its valuation has surged 400% over the last year to $18 billion. It has gobbled up more than $1 billion in investments from top names like Google …

Why Names Are So Easy to Forget

Nice to see you again, Suuu...Sandra? Samantha? Jennifer. Sorry.<p>Once, at a party, I was introduced to a friend of a friend. We shook hands, I told her my name, she told me hers. Then she did something that I was ever so grateful for.<p>"Hang on," she said. "Can you say your name again? I wasn't really …

Guy Loses Fantasy League, Has To Make Embarrassing Photo Calendar

This is a pretty great way to punish the person who comes in last in your fantasy league. Instead of merely living with shame in the abstract, make …

American Soccer

Children aren’t worth very much—that’s why we no longer make many

The nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been characterized by a massive decline in fertility, beginning in rich western countries and spreading all over the world. It is a transformation that is still underway in poor countries today.<p>Technological advances have, over the same period, radically …

Income Inequality

Deeb the Conquerer Bares His Soul Before Mama

Bloomberg News reporter Michael Moore was recently given a brief, tantalizing glimpse of transcripts from the case against Goldman Sachs brought by …

Breaking Down the Multi-Billion-Dollar Seinfeld Economy

<i>Seinfeld</i> not only paved the way for much of modern television (as our Matt Zoller Seitz argues), it also created its own financial empire. Here, an …

Why not even exercise will undo the harm of sitting all day—and what you can do about it

A large review recently published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute confirms what we’ve been hearing for years: Sitting can be fatal.<p>It’s been linked to cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. In this latest meta-analysis, Daniela Schmid and Michael F. Leitzmann of the …

Diabetes

Here's Why the Student Loan Market Is Completely Insane

President Obama made news this week by expanding a student loan program to broaden the eligibility of borrowers and proposing to limit monthly …

Where Metal Spikes Meet The Homeless: In London "The Destitute Are Now Considered Vermin"

First, the world's oligarchs slowly but surely took over London real estate, where as we reported last week, home prices in May soared by the most in …

Here is how to make mass transit in the US financially sustainable

The words “transit” and “crisis” have been associated in the American lexicon for nearly 60 years. It is time to recognize this as a chronic condition rather than a temporary event. Current strategies have not placed transit on a financially sustainable path.<p>From the mid-19th century through the …

Transportation

This Is 'Jeopardy!': How a Week of Episodes Gets Filmed in One Day

<i>Behind the scenes at the celebrity rounds of the iconic game show</i><p>AP Images<p>As the <i>Jeopardy!</i> crew pauses for a commercial break, Alex Trebek—the blisteringly intelligent host of the long-running syndicated game show—steps forward, as is his custom, to answer questions from the audience. Looking over …

Adam Scott Lag = Distance Key!!

Sequels often don't live up to the original but Tom Watson's new DVD proves that wrong

<b>By Keely Levins</b><p>Four years removed from Tom Watson's original release of "Lessons of a Lifetime," a DVD instructional set sold in five languages and more than 40 countries, the eight-time major champion has updated the series with a focus toward better players.<p>There is a nice mix of old-school …

The Last Survivors of Meridian 59

The royal city of Barloque was once a bustling virtual place. Its streets were filled with a babble of voices: residents visiting Joguer’s Herbs and Roots store, tourists settling down for a tipple at the Browerstone Inn, griping criminals en route to the old jailhouse. Barloque is the capital of …

Kevin Durant’s Mother’s Day Gift

Last week, after the Oklahoma City Thunder fell behind the Memphis Grizzlies in their first-round series, and it appeared that the Thunder would make another early exit from the playoffs, the local paper ran a big photo of Kevin Durant under the headline, “<i>MR. UNRELIABLE</i>.” It was a rare moment of …

The Man Who Would Make Food Obsolete

Rob Rhinehart invented Soylent—a beverage that he claims contains all necessary nutrients—as a food replacement. The first batch is shipping this month.<p>“I was 6 or 7,” Rob Rhinehart began, “and I guess my mother was serving salad. I was looking down at a plate with these leaves on it. I could look …