The New Gorillaz Album Is a Party on the Edge of Oblivion

The Gorillaz Want You to Dance on the Edge of OblivionOn ‘Humanz,’ bandleader Damon Albarn wonders: What would you do if the worst were to happen?(Getty Images/AP Images/Ringer illustration)In 2012, a would-be species-threatening asteroid missed Earth, proving the Mayan calendar wrong for the (estimated) millionth time. Earl Sweatshirt tweeted this, and I…
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The Problem with ‘Girlboss’ Feminism

The Netflix show — like its real life inspiration — equates financial success with ideological authority.(Netflix)There’s a scene in Episode 9 of Girlboss — the new Netflix series about how Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso started her flashy retail website — in which the protagonist finds herself face-to-face with a manifestation of the patriarchy. (In this particular case,…
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The Best NFL Defenses Got Even Better on Day Two of the Draft

The Ravens, Eagles, and Seahawks look to improve in areas where they’re already excellent(Getty Images)There are two basic approaches for the NFL Draft. The first and most common method is to allocate picks to building as much balance on your team as possible — if your offense is the problem, add a…
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The Cardinals and Panthers Are the Future of Football

They’ve pushed all their chips in on versatile, positionless players — this should be fun(Getty Images)The Cardinals and Panthers are drafting for the future of football. They’re also on track to be two of the most fun teams in the league.A quick recap: Arizona used its first-round pick to select Temple linebacker/pass rusher Haason…
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John Wall Just Made the Leap

In Game 6, he played like the best point guard in the game(AP Images)Leave yourself a Post-it: John Wall made the leap Friday night. From good-player-bad-team, from fast-player-no-jump-shot, from great-player-no-shoe-deal — from all of that to one of the best players in the league. His 42-point, 44-minute Game 6 is impressive just to…
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There’s No Way to Tank in the NFL

The Longest TankIn a league designed to legislate parity, 2017 would be the Cleveland Browns’ 15th consecutive season without a playoff berth. Should the team’s new regime make a big bet on a quarterback or keep compiling assets?(Getty Images/Ringer illustration)On Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns passed on a first-round quarterback for…
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Ja Rule Takes Responsibility for Fyre Festival, Which Was Not His Fault

Apologies, ReviewedWith hundreds still stranded on a random island subsisting only on cheese sandwiches, the rapper/festival organizer hit Twitter to voice his regret(Getty Images/Ringer illustration)Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival, billed as a ritzy, model-studded Bahamas Coachella with luxe accommodations on a private isle, turned out to be an abandoned tent camp next…
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The New Bad Boy Records Documentary Plays It Safe

Bad Boy Family MattersThe ‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop’ documentary is less a history of Puff Daddy’s label and more a hagiography of its indomitable CEO(Getty Images/Ringer illustration)There are a hundred factors that could undo a Bad Boy reunion tour — and, likewise, myriad circumstances that could upend a feature-length documentary film about said tour.But…
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Roger Goodell’s Dangerous Stance on Marijuana

The NFL still can’t figure out how to manage player health issues(Getty Images/Ringer illustration)There are days — whole, beautiful days — when it is possible not to think about Roger Goodell. It is possible not to think about the terrible things football does to those who play it, or the ways the league and its…
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Against All Odds With Cousin Sal

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / SoundCloud / Stitcher / RSSJimmy Kimmel Live! on-air personality and “Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing” host Sal Iacono breaks down the world of gambling across a variety of sports, including football, basketball, hockey, UFC, boxing, wrestling, and competitive hot dog eating. Each week, Sal offers up odds analysis…
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