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Wednesday Links - 01.21.15

Taylor Negron: In Memoriam
A nice write up from Grantland’s Alex Pappademas on a character actor who’s story is way more interesting than you had suspected.  136 more words

Critiquing the critics: Gone Girl

With Gone Girl, director David Fincher has created an entertaining and well-paced mystery starring Ben Affleck (Nick) and Rosamund Pike (Amy) who, as husband and wife, enact a darkly satirical interpretation of modern marriage. 1,131 more words

Ruminations

Was Josh Smith Really that Bad for the Pistons?

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Short Answer: YES

The Pistons have gone on a tremendous winning streak since they cut Josh Smith on December 22. This may come as a surprise to many, because the Pistons take a backseat to the Cavaliers and Heat in terms of ratings. 1,228 more words

Featured

The Comfortable, Comic Genius of 'Broad City'

Broad City returns tonight, much to the glee of critics and fans alike. At Grantland, Rachel Syme spent time with the comic geniuses behind the show, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer: 400 more words

Nonfiction

Glover’s Lane

On December 5, 2014, musician Childish Gambino was nominated for two Grammys, for his album Because the Internet (Best Rap Album) and song “3005” (Best Rap Performance). 24 more words

Random Access

Life after SERIAL: What to do with that Podcast app now that its over

So if you’re like most of America, you loved the Podcast Serial.  And if you haven’t listened to it yet, you should.  It’s incredible.  Like right now.   883 more words

Movie Reviews

Link Party: 1/5-1/9

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Ezra Koenig is definitely going to own 2015.

2. A very interesting longform piece about the guys who founded Rap Genius… 35 more words

Writing