Culture

June 12, 2014

Why Has Literature Ignored Soccer?
9:34 AM

Baseball has inspired great literature in part because it's seen as a kaleidoscope of the American Dream; soccer, not so much.

Today and Yesterday
9:13 AM

Charles Wright is the new U.S. Poet Laureate

The Troubling Case of Chris Hedges
Pulitzer winner. Lefty hero. Plagiarist.

Pulitzer winner. Lefty hero. Plagiarist.

June 11, 2014

Why There Is No Such Thing as a Bad World Cup
A philosopher's theory of soccer fandom
10:37 PM

A philosopher's theory of soccer fandom

The Foodie 'Breastaurant'
How Twin Peaks out-hootered Hooters
8:00 PM

It has boobs—and foodie appeal.

'The Saddest Story': Theodore Dreiser on Ford Madox Ford's 'The Good Soldier'

You are never really stirred. You are never hurt. It is all cold narrative, never truly poignant.

Colombia Forecast: A Day of World Cup Unity, Followed By an 'Apocalyptic' Election
Bracing for a roller-coaster weekend in Bogotá
7:01 PM

Bracing for a roller-coaster weekend in Bogotá

Bosnia Suspends Pickup Soccer Matches to Watch Its Dragons Instead
A World Cup debutante savors its arrival on the big stage

Savoring a World Cup debut in Sarajevo

Not One Compelling American on the 'Most Compelling Players' List?
U.S. players deserve a lot more credit
4:08 PM

American players have channeled resentment into sublime play. 

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