Elaine Teng

How to Build a World Cup Winner
October 07, 2015

A new book lays out a template for soccer success. 

Who Is the Real Malala Yousafzai?
October 06, 2015

A new documentary fails to explain the brave, teenage Nobel prizewinner—or her pushy father.

Philippe Petit's Twin Towers Stunt Is Dramatic Gold
October 02, 2015

The Walk, for all its visual spectacle, leaves Joseph Gordon-Levitt no room to actually act.

When Family Is the Thing You Can't Escape
September 10, 2015

Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies tells of a tumultuous marriage and an even more dramatic past. 

America Should Not Help Europe With the Migrant Crisis
September 03, 2015

Let's focus on the real problems instead.

'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' Is a Story of Sexual Abuse—and Female Empowerment
August 06, 2015

The everyday sexual concerns of a teenage girl have rarely been so honestly depicted in film.

The American Actor May Be in Decline. Jake Gyllenhaal Is Most Certainly Not.
July 23, 2015

Gyllenhaal delivers another exceptional performance in ‘Southpaw’.

U.S. Women Won the World Cup—And Earned Four Times Less Than the Men
July 06, 2015

The Women’s World Cup winners walked away with only six percent of what the male champions earned.

The Story of the Only Irishman Ever Deported From Ireland
July 03, 2015

A review of acclaimed director Ken Loach's latest movie, Jimmy's Hall.

Why You Couldn’t Care Less About the Greek Crisis
July 01, 2015

We know you don’t care about Greece’s euro crisis. We got a psychologist to explain why.