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Posts Tagged ‘David Eggers’

Bill Simmons’ New Site Grantland Coming Into Shape

More details are coming out about ESPN blogger Bill Simmons‘ new sports/pop culture online startup. Yesterday, ESPN announced the site will be called Grantland.com, named after the famous sportswriter Grantland Rice. Grantland will make its debut in June and has already signed up a roster of heavy hitters. Chuck Klosterman has been on board from the start, but now it appears both David Eggers and Malcolm Gladwell have signed up to be contributing editors. Former Vulture.com editor Lane Brown is also on staff as the site’s new deputy editor while former GQ editor Dan Fierman will be leader editor under Simmons.

Not a bad lineup. Especially all the print heavyweights who are apparently willing to have their work appear online only.

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Best Where the Wild Things Are Teaser Ever

Out in October, Where the Wild Things Are, will have a screenplay by David Eggers – directed by Spike Jonze and now a promo by the leader of the free world Barack Obama.

Star-studded indeed.

We hope they can get Obama to narrate the movie.