David Benson

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Swinging on the NBA Draft Yo-Yo

Tracking the up-and-down life of UCLA prospect Zach LaVine<p>It was happening again. Zach LaVine couldn’t hit a shot. For the first 39 minutes of UCLA’s …

Basketball

Welcome to Indiana Basketball

Noah Vonleh, Hoosier ball, and the impossible innocence of college sports<p>Noah Vonleh has the second-largest hands ever measured at Indiana …

Basketball

In Giannis We Trust

He’s 19 years old and famously “still growing,” but Milwaukee Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo is already seen as a savior — in different ways — by …

NBA

Dead End on Silk Road: Internet Crime Kingpin Ross Ulbricht's Big Fall

On October 1st, 2013, inside the science­-fiction section of the Glen Park library in San Francisco, one of the Internet's most-wanted men sat typing …

Silk Road

Is Your Online Fantasy Baseball League Legal?

This week, Yahoo, CBS and ESPN launched their new, online fantasy baseball contests for the 2014 season.<p>These contests are easy to enter, with an entry process lasting less than 10 minutes. However, for participants in a few states, collecting winnings at the end of the season may be challenging.<p>As …

A Team Grows in Brooklyn

After a great start to 2014, the Nets are thinking about what trades could help them make some noise in the playoffs<p>With less than three weeks before …

NBA

DataBall

With an ocean of new statistical information available, the NBA could be on the verge of understanding the value of every single movement on the …

From the Ashes

Phoenix was supposed to be tank-tastic this year. Jeff Hornacek and his roster of castoffs had other ideas.<p>A once-proud franchise had fallen on hard …

Basketball

The Super Bag

In honor of Super Bowl XLVIII, here are 48 emails from actual readers<p>Even if I’ve written something like 150 normal mailbags over the course of my …

NFL

Paul Johnston, Scottish crime writer, Quintilian Dalrymple novels, The Soul Collector, The Death List, Body Politic

Scotland

What women want: integrating gender into statebuilding

As a donor, how do you ensure your programmes reflect the complexity and diversity of women's interests? Here are five ideas for success<p>Promoting women's full participation in statebuilding is a matter of gender equality and human rights. It's also critical for the achievement of sustainable peace …

Germany Has an Official Third Gender

Children born with atypical sexual anatomy will now have their gender left blank instead of being categorized as male or female. To avoid this, parents may hastily opt for "normalizing" surgeries.<p>A new law in Germany creates a third sex category on birth records. It could seem like an obvious …

Facing up to gender inequality in the public sector

Now is the time for better representation of women in public sector leadership roles, says Natalie Campbell<p>The private sector gets a pretty hard time when it comes to women in leadership. There aren't enough women on boards. Whack! There aren't enough women chief executives. Whack! There aren't …

How Grantland Can Get Out of the Penalty Box: Take on Gender Diversity in Sports

Grantland's publication of an article outing a transsexual golf entrepreneur has vaulted transgender issues in sports into the spotlight. As a therapist and educator specializing in gender diversity issues, I'm fascinated: wasn't it just yesterday that sports dragged its muscled ass into the 21st …

A film is only as good as the sum of its parts. That may seem like an obvious statement to make but all too often a promising premise or idea turns …

Spoilers

4. X-Pac (1998)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw1uAg8fAY8 All things considered, this was quite the promotion for the former 1-2-3 Kid. After spending his final …

Vince McMahon

Transgender

Always use a transgender person's chosen name.<p>Many transgender people are able to obtain a legal name change from a court. However, some transgender …

LGBTQI

Dr. V’s Magical Putter

The remarkable story behind a mysterious inventor who built a "scientifically superior" golf club<p><i>A letter from Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons</i> …

Golf

What Grantland Got Wrong

Understanding the serious errors in "Dr. V's Magical Putter"<p>When you’re a writer, you want something you create to have a long life, to be something …

Transgender

So Money

An oral history of Swingers<p>Suddenly, heartbreak fed the need to wear ribbed tank undershirts. You got crushed? You hid under a fedora. She left? You …

The Year We Broke the Internet

An explanation. An apology. A plea.<p>As winter storms were buffeting parts of the country last week, our collective attention was drawn halfway around the world to Egypt. Images of the pyramids and the Sphinx covered in snow had emerged, and were being shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook …

Journalism

The year is 1977 and George Lucas has just released Star Wars. All those years spent painstakingly creating the effects and fine-tuning his …

Star Wars

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories have been the subject of an immense resurgence in interest in recent years; the success of the …

Books

It's not easy being a Sherlock fan: we, on average, get three episodes every two years. Next year marks ten years since Doctor Who was revived. If …

Faceted Classification

How Serge Ibaka Made the Leap

The Thunder forward's incredible journey from the Congo to the NBA<p>A massive EF5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, killing 23 people and destroying more …

NBA

3. War Of The Worlds

Steven Spielberg's take on the classic sci-fi War of the Worlds was by no means perfect up until its climax, but it was a well-made, tense survival …

Tom Cruise

Watch a Supercut of Wes Anderson's Slow-Motion Scenes

Wes Anderson's vivid, vibrant worlds, not to mention the perplexing, deceptively layered characters who inhabit them, have continually lent …

Bill Murray

You would think that we would want to protect our children. With all the Mary Whitehouse types running around, yelling "Think of the children!" it's …

Existentialism