Geoff Dyer

I Keep Returning to This Haunting Photo From Gaza
August 06, 2014

This image, taken in the aftermath of a U.N. school explosion, echoes a famous Vietnam photo.

Geoff Dyer on The World Cup's Defining Foul
July 13, 2014

The combination of cynicism, cheating, and deceit that marked Luis Suarez as the vilest great footballer in the history of the game.

“So We Were on This Beach . . .”
July 03, 2014

No matter what we do in our lives, we’ll end up as old geezers who no one wants to listen to

PHOTO: When the Past Comes Flooding Back
June 27, 2014

Has the daily deluge of images achieved such record-breaking levels that almost every photograph now inevitably reminds us of other photographs? 

Photo: Bulgarian Wrestling Is a Pain in the Neck
June 19, 2014

A fun day out for all the family.

How to Pass Time on an Aircraft Carrier
Find the places that resemble bars, play dominoes, imagine a fated connection
June 17, 2014

If I ever get asked to design a carrier I’ll create more places like this, places that look properly like bars, cosy red-signed environments with lots of neon so you can feel like you’re in an episode of "Cheers" and enjoy a mirage of life back home.

Eleven Writers and Intellectuals on the World Cup's Most Compelling Characters
June 10, 2014

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Aleksandar Hemon, Joseph O'Neill, and eight other soccer-loving writers plumb the tournaments most compelling characters.

The Tragedy of the 2014 World Cup: Gareth Bale Won't Be Playing
May 27, 2014

The Welshmen is the one player who would have made the tournament more interesting.

Photo: A Fashionable Standoff in Crimea
May 17, 2014

We have become familiar with images from Ukraine of women baring their breasts in political protest. Here the opposite tactic seems to have been employed.

Photo: A Drug Bust, Slum Eviction, or Game of Twister Gone Awry?
May 16, 2014

An eviction of slum-dwellers in the Philippines turns into a tug of war.

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