Nasty Dread: Beware The Ersatz Island Schmaltz Of Magic!

It's the rare band that makes Smash Mouth seem edgy by comparison. It's the rare band that makes Sublime seem arty, that makes 311 seem novel, that makes Jack Johnson seem… tolerable. But here we are, and here we go: Magic. Oops, make that Magic!—the exclamation point being one of many red flags indicating that these… » 7/03/14 9:34am 7/03/14 9:34am

Based On Their Draft Picks, How Good Should The Cavs Be Next Year?

We have every reason to expect that the Cavs will improve over the next few years, especially since team is stocked with young, talented lottery packs. But given its draft position the last few years, how good could we have expected the Cavs to get? And how much of the improvement that any high-lottery team shows is… » 7/02/14 1:29pm 7/02/14 1:29pm

​The 20 Most WTF Magical Items in Dungeons & Dragons

Every Dungeons & Dragons character seeks magical items for their abilities. But some wizards aren't interested in making powerful relics; they're interested in making nonsense, because they're crazy, or things that will screw your character over, because they're jerks. The result? These ridiculous artifacts from D&D's… » 6/26/14 6:58pm 6/26/14 6:58pm

Maybe The Dodgers' Woes Can Be Linked To The Fact They're Practicing…

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a little bit of a problem scoring runs. They're 26th among all MLB teams, and it's became notable news when they can accomplish something as trite as scoring twice in a single inning. ("A really strange thing," as the Los Angeles Times called it.) So it seems weird that a team so averse… » 9/13/12 10:40pm 9/13/12 10:40pm

Don't Handcuff Yourself To The Back Of An Accelerating Race Car

"It's like anything else," Matthew "Moodini" Mooney said after the half-second he allotted himself to escape from being chained to a race car before it accelerated proved not to be enough. In a broad sense, I suppose. It was only his third time attempting the trick (he was 2 for 2 before), and hopefully the last. … » 6/05/11 3:30pm 6/05/11 3:30pm