June 11, 2014

Hillary Clinton's Memoir Isn't Terrible at All. It's Fun and Even a Little Weird.
11:16 AM

Sure, it's carefully packaged and unsurprising. But Hard Choices is also, like Clinton herself, workmanlike and funnyish.

The Pleasures of Rooting Against Brazil
No team has ever acted so entitled to World Cup glory.
10:59 AM

No team has ever acted so entitled to World Cup glory. 

June 10, 2014

The 2014 World Cup, Illustrated: Hand-Drawn Match Highlights
Illustrations by Simon Prades
7:16 PM

Simon Prades sketches insta-posters of the highlights you'll want to relive. 

How I Got My Soccer-Hating Son to Watch the World Cup
A sticky solution.
7:15 PM

Step one: Let him believe Michael Bradley is "Captain America."

The Smart Fan's 2014 World Cup Social Media Guide
All the feeds you need to be following, right now
7:14 PM

All the feeds the savvy fan needs to keep up with this World Cup. 

Welcome to Goal Posts III
7:13 PM

Welcome to Goal Posts III, TNR's World Cup Blog

21 Things That Must Happen During This World Cup
7:12 PM

 A must (must, must!) read post for every England fan. 

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.

Slavery, Sex and the Roots of Brazil's Transcendent Style of Soccer
Reflecting on my alternate life as a Futebol fanatic
7:10 PM

Brazil's fraught racial and sexual history with soccer—and my family's fraught history with Brazil.

Marijuana Might Make You a Worse Driver Than Alcohol Does
4:21 PM

Driving stoned is still safer than driving drunk, right? Don't be so sure.