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You Can Always Just Throw Together Some Seafood Stew

I am here to tell you, my friends, that you can almost always just whip up some seafood stew out of the stuff you’re likely to find in your kitchen.

A bowl of mussels and broth

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Now Here Are Some Gosh Darn Throws

Defector Up All Night

We Are Headed Towards A Most Uncertain NBA Playoffs

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 11: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to play behind Anthony Davis #3 during the third quarter against the New York Knicks at Staples Center on May 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez Finds Another Way To One-Up Derek Jeter


I Want To See The Dang Throw!

Chas McCormick thrown out at home in the bottom of the 10th by Joey Gallo

Well, Well, Well, If It Isn’t The 2021 WNBA Season: A Preview

A'ja Wilson #22 of the Las Vegas Aces looks to pass against the Los Angeles Sparks during their game at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aces defeated the Sparks 83-70.

Udonis Haslem Surfaced Just Long Enough To Give Dwight Howard The Business And Not A Minute Longer

Udonis Haslem gets into it with Dwight Howard of the 76ers.

The Bosses Are At It Again

It's Jamie Dimon, America's finance boss.

Gaming’s All-Digital-Everything Future Threatens To Erase The Past

Video Games
An employee rolls out the new Sony PS5 in Japan.

Cole Beasley, Moron, Ponders The Futility Of It All

Cole Beasley looks super intense and tough.

Wilson Versus Marchand Is The First Course These Stanley Cup Playoffs Deserve


What Are They Doing To The Baseballs, With Will Leitch

Jarred Walsh of the Angels seen here getting frustrated after striking out, or remembering he's on the Angels.

Business Travel Is Meditation

Elder Wisdom

It Sure Looks Like Marc-André Fleury Will Get Another Shot At Postseason Glory

Marc-Andre Fleury makes a glove save

Joe Dombrowski Experiences The Agony And Ecstasy Of Cycling

Team UAE Emirates rider US Joe Dombrowski celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2021 cycling race, 187 km between Piacenza and Sestola, Emilia-Romagna, on May 11, 2021. (Photo by Dario BELINGHERI / AFP) (Photo by DARIO BELINGHERI/AFP via Getty Images)

The Premier League Top Four Race Is Wide Open Thanks To Jorginho’s Boner

Jorginho of Chelsea battles for possession with Kieran Tierney of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on May 12, 2021 in London, England.

The Packers Have Solved Their Aaron Rodgers Problem

Defector Up All Night

Do Not Fear To Behold The Majestic Lake Creature

A lake creature bobs to the surface of the lake at Quail Hollow Golf Course.

The Reckoning At The Appeal Was A Long Time Coming

Media Meltdowns

Law Firm Report: Bo Schembechler Knew About Michigan Doctor’s Abuse

College Football
Bo Schembechler

A Taxonomy Of LOLs

Elder Wisdom
circa 1945: Two couples walk arm-in-arm outdoors, laughing. The wind blows the ladies' hats and the men's hair. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Distraction podcast

The Distraction

New episodes on Thursdays

Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, or Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction.