Your Friday Five for July 25–29

Let’s rank stuff!

Will Leitch
3 min readJul 29, 2022


We are now ranking things, every Friday. We will attempt to stick to rankings of things that have some sort of connection to the news of that week, but we can’t guarantee anything. Want us to rank something? Put it in the responses, or email us at

“Girls” Cast Members, Ranked by Post-”Girls” Careers

  1. Adam Driver
  2. Gaby Hoffman
  3. Christopher Abbott
  4. Lena Dunham
  5. Jemima Kirke
  6. Allison Williams
  7. Zosia Mamet
  8. Andrew Rannells
  9. Alex Karpovsky
  10. Ebon Moss-Bachrach

In honor of Sharp Stick, Dunham’s movie that comes out this weekend. This is where I confess I never watched an episode of “Girls,” though I did enjoy Dunham’s first film Tiny Furniture.

Fun (and Possible) Kevin Durant Destinations

  1. Toronto Raptors
  2. Phoenix Suns
  3. Memphis Grizzlies
  4. Boston Celtics
  5. Miami Heat
  6. Brooklyn Nets

I don’t consider anyone else particularly realistic. The Raptors would be so fun.

Democratic Senatorial Candidates in Close (or Close-ish) Races, Ranked by Long-Term Importance of Their Victories

  1. Raphael Warnock (Georgia)
  2. Tim Ryan (Ohio)
  3. Mandela Barnes (Wisconsin)
  4. Val Demings (Florida)
  5. John Fetterman (Pennsylvania)
  6. Cheri Beasley (North Carolina)



Will Leitch

I write about these tumultuous times 2x a week. Author of five books, including “How Lucky.” NYMag/MLB.. Founder, Deadspin.