It lost a lot of talent when Grantland dropped especially on the Sports side. Kevin Clark is fairly crap even compared to ESPN edited Barnwell.
The pop culture is the stronger side to the website e.g. the excellent Simpsons article a few days ago. They should definitely focus more attention to it instead of pumping out so much same-y liberal political spiel. They should realise that people come to this site to get away from politics.