The Clog

Our Sochi correspondent checks in with sketches on living, working, slurping eel soup, and destroying bathroom doors at the Winter Olympics.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman was all wrong as Art Howe, but was perfect anyway. For all his dazzling talent, it was Hoffman's willingness to doing more -- to do the most -- that made him great. It might have unmade him, too.

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In celebration of a couple of momentous milestones, here is what may well prove to be our last spam poem ever. It is, perhaps more fittingly than we know, about the Super Bowl.

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On the prolific and rather shockingly fascinating YouTube output of the NFC Champions, from Doug Baldwin's Beyonce-ish self-documenting perfectionism to Michael Robinson's ongoing indie version of HBO's "Hard Knocks."

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Baseball could use a Richard Sherman-type star and the noisy drama he'd bring. But even loosening up a little bit would be a nice start.

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The New York Mets' owners are dealing with their winter restlessnes by toying with the idea of breaking up a very great pair of radio broadcasters. For a bunch of reasons, this is a terrible idea.

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#MULTIPLE#

Obviously, the soap would always compete. I imagine this would be evident in its cleaning and moisturizing capacity, and/or in some other characteristic currently envisioned only by a competitor in relentless pursuit of a competitive edge in soaps.

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How great was Carmelo Anthony's 62-point performance? Great enough to make every Knicks-y thing surrounding it disappear. So, pretty great.

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The Pro Bowl is not one of the NFL's more popular traditions. Our heroes at the Footballz Podcast are here to change all that. Or at least to talk about football and other things while the Pro Bowl is going on.

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Some mysteries are so esoteric that they can only be properly assessed in verse. This year's Golden State Warriors aren't necessarily that, but this is a poem about them.

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