Geoff Dyer

Eleven Writers and Intellectuals on the World Cup's Most Compelling Characters

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.

Photo: Ukrainians Hit With a Hail of Eggs by Pro-Russian Protesters
May 14, 2014

If you’re going to have stuff thrown at you, eggs are preferable to rocks. But there are a lot of eggs.

An Unreal Photo of a Brazilian Soldier During a Pre–World Cup Favela Operation
May 04, 2014

Sometimes a picture looks too good to be true. This is so good I wondered if it might be one of those scenes lit and staged by David Levinthal, using little model soldiers.

The Falling Dutchman: You're Looking at the Future of Photography
April 02, 2014

This is—or should that be “These are”?—how the future of photography might look. The history of the medium, in common with most technologies, is largely about ever-increasing speed.

Photo: Serena Williams Playing Tennis in Outer Space
February 09, 2014

In a boxing match, the combatants are rarely more than a couple of feet apart. Even the punch that separates them absolutely—the moment marking the difference between victory and defeat—unites them in brutal intimacy.

Think You're Cold? At Least You're Not Trapped in Antarctic Ice
January 25, 2014

74 people spent Christmas trapped in this block of ice.

The Rebranding of Red Square
January 24, 2014

Establishing shots from every cold war scene ever filmed here made Moscow the epicenter of a massive and massively bankrupt Empire of Evil, in ideological opposition to democracy and freedom.

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