The Trump Administration’s Wild, Uncensored Definition of Loyalty

In a shockingly candid interview with New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci established himself as the most zealous member of Trump’s camp(Getty Images/Ringer illustration)Maybe you’ve heard, but the new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, is a wild guy. He calls up New Yorker reporters…
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News Got You Down? Well, at Least You’re Not Michael Blazek.

The Brewers gave the pitcher his first-ever start against the Nationals, and it, um, yeah. It did not go well.(AP Images)It’s the first day of your new job. You got a big promotion. Congratulations! You worked so hard for this, preparing and training and steeling yourself since you were a kid.…
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Where in the World Is Nerlens Noel?

He was supposed to be a sought-after free agent, but he’s stuck at an impasse with Dallas. What happened?(Getty Images/Ringer Illustration)And then there was one, 6-foot-11, with a faulty left knee. Of the most alluring free agents this offseason, only Nerlens Noel remains unsigned. The Dallas big man has until…
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The AAU Matchup Between Zion Williamson and LaMelo Ball Was Received Like an NBA Game

Basketball stardom is beginning earlier than ever before(Ballislife.com)Amateur Athletic Union basketball has a tendency to be a topic of conversation only when discussing the supposed damage that its unorganized, highlight-driven brand of basketball has caused the game today, but on Wednesday in Las Vegas, an Adidas Uprising AAU game between the…
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Ryan Lochte’s Wet Hot American Scandal

Recent History WeekRevisiting the stranger-than-fiction Rio Olympics swim story that ruined a career, sparked an international incident, and featured a controversial conversation with Billy Bush(Sam Taylor Illustration)This week, The Ringer is taking time to travel all the way back to … last year. Or a few months ago. We’re diving into the not-so-distant…
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‘Atomic Blonde’ Is ‘John Wick’ Stuck in a ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ World

Wonder WomanCharlize Theron goes full Jane Bourne in the new action-espionage comic adaption ‘Atomic Blonde.’ But at the end of all of the brutal and thrilling fight sequences, what does she have to show for her bumps and bruises?(Focus Features)You’d have to go back to Jason Statham’s human punching bag Chev…
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Ryan Lochte’s Wet Hot American Lie

Recent History WeekRyan Lochte’s Wet Hot American ScandalRevisiting the stranger-than-fiction Rio Olympics swim story that ruined a career, sparked an international incident, and featured a controversial conversation with Billy Bush(Sam Taylor Illustration)This week, The Ringer is taking time to travel all the way back to … last year. Or a few months ago. We’re…
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Thanks to Mahershala Ali, Now You Can Care About ‘True Detective’ Again

Instant TV Show Rehab: Mahershala AliA third season of HBO’s ‘True Detective’ felt like more of a threat than something anyone was eagerly anticipating, but by casting Hollywood’s hottest actor, the show has turned the tables(Getty Images)After a second season of True Detective full of Taylor Kitsch’s tears, e-cigarette slander, Vince…
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Revisiting Sofia Coppola’s ‘Marie Antoinette’ and Its Politics of Excess

Tragic QueendomSofia Coppola’s 2006 film ‘Marie Antoinette’ was thought to be an anachronistic, apolitical look at the life and death of the infamous French queen. In fact, it was the movie’s study of style and privilege that made it a political statement.(Columbia Pictures/Ringer illustration)The essence of the current cultural discourse…
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The United States’ Gold Cup Win Doesn’t Mean Much — but It Was Still Fun

The United States’ Gold Cup Win Doesn’t Mean Much — but It Was Still FunEven though the USMNT was expected to beat Jamaica in the final, it’s a victory to celebrate all the same(Getty Images)I’m a sports jingoist, but I have to admit: There was a sliver of me that would have been OK…
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