June 12, 2014
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
Charles Wright is the new U.S. Poet Laureate
The Troubling Case of Chris Hedges
Pulitzer winner. Lefty hero. Plagiarist.
June 11, 2014
A philosopher's theory of soccer fandom
Situation is everything.
The Foodie 'Breastaurant'
It has boobs—and foodie appeal.
You are never really stirred. You are never hurt. It is all cold narrative, never truly poignant.
Bracing for a roller-coaster weekend in Bogotá
Savoring a World Cup debut in Sarajevo
American players have channeled resentment into sublime play.