How ESPN's Fear Of The Truth Defeated "Black Grantland"

Last month, The Atlantic published an 18,000-word article by Ta-Nehisi Coates called “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” It was the second epic piece in what appears to be a series in which Coates examines the toll of white supremacy as American policy on black life in the United States. The article… »10/06/15 5:10pm10/06/15 5:10pm

Report: Bill Simmons Won't Be Appearing On Any ESPN Platforms

When ESPN president John Skipper announced that he would not be renewing Bill Simmons’s contract last week—four months ahead of his current contract’s expiration date—a lot of people were left wondering how Simmons would spend his last few months as a lame-duck employee. According to Sports Illustrated’s Richard… »5/15/15 1:35pm5/15/15 1:35pm

Bill Simmons Had Lena Dunham Back On His Podcast, And They Said Things

For the third time now, thought leader Lena Dunham joined multiplatform presence Bill Simmons on his podcast yesterday. It was a typically awkward and at times baffling example of audience cross-pollination between two people with little in common besides their love of their own voices. Dunham has takes on the… »1/15/15 2:53pm1/15/15 2:53pm