June 18, 2014

In Praise of Nil-Nil: Mexico and Brazil Show How It's Done
No goals? No problem.
12:17 PM

Brazil vs. Mexico may have finished 0-0, but it was anything but boring.

'The Last Sentence' is a Holocaust Film with a Monstrous Hero
The acclaimed director of 'The Emigrants' and 'The New Land' returns with a powerful true story.
12:02 PM

The acclaimed director of The Emigrants and The New Land returns with a powerful true story.

Guillermo Ochoa's Hair, Cristiano Ronaldo's Pecs, and the Russians' Wine-Red Uniforms
There's a reason they call it the Beautiful Game
10:49 AM

Sure, the World Cup is about scoring goals and winning, but it's also about style.

The Evasive Charm of 'Third Person'
12:00 AM

Paul Haggis has a reputation for play.

June 17, 2014

How the National Team Coach Went from Patriotic Symbol to Globe-Trotting Mercenary
Whistles for hire
6:33 PM

Fabio Capello and the history of whistles for hire  

Guillermo Ochoa's Spectacular Saves, In GIFs
Mexico's goalkeeper just played the match of his life
6:01 PM

Save after save after save after save.

USA and Ghana Fans Hugged It Out Before the Battle in Natal: Photos
Matthew Niederhauser's photo diary: Day four

One of those moments of World Cup magic that no corporate sponsor could engineer. 

World Leaders Interacting Awkwardly with Soccer Balls
Unstatesmanlike conduct!

Including George Bush slidetackling...himself.

Why Johnny Can't Operate
3:51 PM

Arnold Relman reviews Time to Heal: American Medical Education from the Turn of the Century to the Managed Care Era

Neymar's Not Enough: Brazil Needs Hulk to Be Huge, Too
The striker puts power over finesse, and that's just what the Green and Yellow needs
3:04 PM

The striker puts power over finesse, and that's just what the Green and Yellow needs