Give up your inquiries which are completely useless, and consider these words a second warning.

The Lester Bangs of Video Games

esquire.com — There are still people in America who do not take video games seriously. These are the same people who question the relevance of hip-hop and assume newspapers will still exist in twenty-five years. It's hard to find an irrefutably accurate statistic for the economic value of the video-game industry, but the best estimates seem to be around $28 billion.
Feb 03, 2016

RT @RobWright22: 10 years ago @CKlosterman asked why there was no Lester Bangs of video games. @leighalexander became that & more. https://…

The Nobituary: David Bowie

grantland.com — On the morning of June 27, 2012, Grantland editor Sean Fennessey received a tip that suggested David Bowie was near death. The source of the tip had proven reliable in the past (most notably with the passing of Nora Ephron).
Jan 11, 2016

RT @jonahkeri: .@Grantland33 vault: @PAPPADEMAS & @CKlosterman Bowie obit from 2012. Followed a hoax, but an incredible tribute. https://t.…

Jan 11, 2016

Grantland got a false tip that David Bowie was dying in 2013. Alex Pappademas and Chuck Klosterman wrote this anyway grantland.com/features/chuck…

Jan 11, 2016

A weird non-double-obit: grantland.com/features/chuck… Who would think that both Bowie AND Grantland would be gone? Incomprehensible.

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Give Me Centrism or Give Me Death!

spin.com — If you are the kind of person who talks about music too much, there aretwo words that undoubtedly play an integral role in your workadaylexicon: "overrated" and "underrated." This is because those twosentiments pop up in 90 percent of all musical discussions.

Tom Brady Is the Greatest Quarterback of All Time. Period.

gq.com — That's just my opinion, and that opinion is fungible. If someone else had made the same claim five years ago, I would have disagreed; five years ago, I didn't even think he was the best quarterback of his generation. But the erosion of time has validated his ascension.

Man of the Year: Tom Brady

gq.com — That's just my opinion, and that opinion is fungible. If someone else had made the same claim five years ago, I would have disagreed; five years ago, I didn't even think he was the best quarterback of his generation. But the erosion of time has validated his ascension.
Nov 18, 2015

Klosterman’s Brady interview went considerably worse than the Simbo/Obama one gq.com/story/tom-brad…

Nov 18, 2015

I like Klosterman but this is a bad piece, in general. bit.ly/1H8pwvO

Nov 18, 2015

@cklosterman x Tom Brady. Let the sports shouting begin! gq.mn/ViKwpIy

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Three-Man Weave "

grantland.com — More than 23 years ago, a pair of low-profile junior college basketball teams played a forgotten game on a neutral floor in southeast North Dakota. The favored team was a school best known for its two-year forestry program; the underdog was a miniscule all-Native American college whose campus is located outside the Bismarck, N.D., airport.
Oct 30, 2015

Many favorite Grantland pieces but @cklosterman's "Three Man Weave" always rises to the top. grantland.com/features/three…

Rock VORP "

grantland.com — If all art aspires to the condition of music, all the sciences aspire to the condition of mathematics. &#8212 George Santanaya It's easy to be cynical, but I'm not like that. Nope. No way. I prefer to focus on the ultra-super positive, which is less depressing and more financially rewarding.
Oct 30, 2015

Sad about Grantland for a thousand reasons. Here's one: ow.ly/U3zSC

Oct 30, 2015

RT @dansnierson: Sad about Grantland for a thousand reasons. Here's one: ow.ly/U3zSC

The Lies He Told

grantland.com — Dear Malcolm: I'm writing this on Wednesday night, roughly three hours after discovering that Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend was 78 percent nitrogen and 21 percent oxygen. Let me open by saying I totally saw this coming.

Taylor Swift’s GQ Cover Interview: Bad Blood, Kanye West, and Wildest Dreams

gq.com — See Taylor Swift's Stunning GQ Photo Shoot "That's a pap," she says as we leave the restaurant, pointing toward an anonymous gray car that looks like the floor model in an auto dealership specializing in anonymous gray cars.
Oct 15, 2015

"'Youre never going to get old' Swift assures Timberlake. 'Thats scientific fact.' Even her sarcasm is aspirational." gq.com/story/taylor-s…

Oct 15, 2015

"'Youre never going to get old' Swift assures Timberlake.'Thats scientific fact.' Even her sarcasm is aspirational." gq.com/story/taylor-s…

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Moses Malone: 1955-2015

grantland.com — NBA Photos/NBAE Moses Malone died at the age of 60. This is sad and odd for lots of reasons, one being that Moses Malone already looked 60 when he was only 33. He was preternaturally mature, both in appearance and demeanor.
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Feb 12, 2016

RT @GIMilner: This Times piece I wrote is the 7th most emailed article. Please validate my self-worth by keeping it on the charts. nyti.ms/20Yluf3

Feb 02, 2016

This happened back in November and I never even knew it aired/posted. The hosts were smart guys, twitter.com/CriticalKaraok…

Jan 28, 2016

It's like a Rick Perlstein book, combined with THE STAIRCASE, combined with NFL Films and the last 15 minutes of GIMME SHELTER. [4]

Jan 28, 2016

When this eventually airs, it will be viewed as the greatest thing ESPN has ever produced. I almost can't believe how revelatory it is. [3]

Jan 28, 2016

But now I’ve seen OJ SIMPSON: MADE IN AMERICA, a five-part documentary that comes out in June on ESPN. It will blow your mind. [2]

Jan 28, 2016

So a few weeks back (on a podcast), I mentioned this upcoming FX show, THE PEOPLE VS. OJ SIMPSON, and I said it was awesome. And it is. [1]

Jan 25, 2016

RT @CakeThrottle: The first person to see a sunset was probably like well this ain't good.


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