Jonnie Clermont

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How the New York Times can fight BuzzFeed & reinvent its future

Getty Images<p>If I ever run into New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson (unlikely as it might be) I will sure as hell let her know that she is …

Amazing Two-Story Bike Strolls Through Los Angeles

More than just your average bicycle, Richie Trimble's self-built <i>STOOPID TALL</i> bike stands at 14.5 feet tall, making the rider's seat nearly two stories above the ground. It's no wonder why the bike turned heads last week as Trimble rode the towering two-wheeler through the streets of Los Angeles for …

The New Stephen Curry: How the Warriors’ Super-Shooter Has Transformed His Game in the Playoffs

When the Warriors lost David Lee to what the team assumed was a season-ending injury in the team’s first playoff game, I was skeptical that Golden …

The (Big) Man Skilled in All Ways of Contending

What makes Grizzlies center Marc Gasol so good? And what makes him so overlooked?<p>They are standing in the tunnel at FedExForum, Marc and Pau Gasol, …

How Did He Get So Good? Why Isn’t He Better?

Grantland's NCAA hoops columnist watches the first round of the NBA playoffs and wonders how some of the guys he played with and against ended up …

Basketball

Who Are the New Age Shane Battiers?

Conventional wisdom says you can find shooters who play good defense everywhere. But they're harder to find than you might think — and more valuable …

Be Happy for Jason Collins

You hear the news and for five minutes you’re nothing but happy. Jason Collins came out Monday on the cover of <i>Sports Illustrated</i>; one of the big four …

The Decision

Jason Collins comes out<p>Let us be decent and honorable and do what we can to spare Jason Collins the burdens of history. Let us be humane and not make …

B.S. Report: Jason Collins

Menu Search<p>B.S. Report<p>April 30, 2013<p><i>by</i><p>Jason Collins joins Bill to discuss how his life has changed since his historic announcement.<p>To listen to this …

Bill Simmons

Denver’s Question

Will the Nuggets' starless roster ever prove it can win in the NBA postseason?<p>You motherfuckers hear me?”<p>Andre Miller was asking a rhetorical …

Identity Problems: The Big Questions About Tonight’s NBA Playoff Games

Tonight is a night for both rejoicing and sadness: Depending on the results of three crucial games, including two elimination games, this could be …

NBA Season Review: 20 Questions, Part 1

In his continuing review of the NBA season, the Sports Guy conducts a Q&A session — with himself<p>Yesterday: We covered a few unexpected reasons that …

Thirty Questions, Part 2

With so much drama and so many subplots, we need some answers for the first round of the NBA playoffs<p>I<i>f you missed Part 1 of my Round 1 Burning</i> …

Scott Brooks

We Went There: Roy Hibbert and the Pacers Swat the Knicks

Roy Hibbert finished 10th in Defensive Player of the Year voting. I didn’t list him among the top three of my fake ballot, in part because his own …

Big Man, Small Man

Small ball was all the rage in the NBA this season, but size is still a major factor for the remaining playoff teams<p>This might have been the …

Who Is the Next Karl Malone?

In the LeBron era, someone is going to suffer the same fate as the Utah Jazz great<p>According to the casual fan, the sole purpose of an NBA player’s …

A 17th-Century Russian Community Living in 21st-Century Alaska

This clan has traveled from Russia through China, Brazil, and Oregon to make a home in the remote north, struggling to avoid modernization.<p>Father Nikolai says that candles represent a little sacrifice. They cost the members of the congregation a dollar, which goes to the upkeep of the church.<p>On a …

How to Find Motivation to Meditate

`Meditation can be a great way to relax and de-stress. It's also used to create emotional and spiritual well-being. Sometimes, though, meditation …

Supersized natural wonders of US National Parks

Superlative natural wonders appear wherever you turn in the USA's national parks. Whether you're working on your bucket list - 'Climb North America's highest mountain!' - or just wanting to hug the world's largest living tree, you can explore nature's extreme outer limits at these record-setting US …

The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

My Dad And His 10,496 Book Reviews

My Father, Craig Zarzyczny, died earlier this week at the age of 66 after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer around two months ago.<p>While it was incredibly difficult to see my Dad's body slowly disintegrate in front of my eyes, one of the smaller but weirder things about those last two months …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …