Culture

June 17, 2014

The U.S.-Ghana Match Was the Best Worst Game of the Tournament
Years of investment, for what?
10:01 AM

Years of investment, for what?

The Improbable Goal-Scoring Prowess of Germany's Thomas Muller
Slouchy socks, impeccable timing
8:19 AM

Slouchy socks, impeccable timing

John Brooks and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very American Win
A hero who wasn't expected to play at all in Brazil
8:14 AM

A hero who wasn't expected to play at all in Brazil 

June 16, 2014

My Dad Could Have Prevented Pepe's Red Card
No touching, no talking, and no messing up: The pillars of great refereeing
5:51 PM

No touching, no talking, and no messing up: The pillars of great refereeing 

Authors of 'Digital_Humanities': Printed Books Are Vital
5:00 PM

The five of us writing for an audience of academic humanists and publishing our thoughts in book form is somehow “ironic,” but posting a Web diatribe about a printed object is not?

Why You Should (and Should Not) be Excited About Belgium’s New Golden Generation
A test for the unifying power of soccer
4:57 PM

A test for the unifying power of soccer 

The 5 Most Shameless Secret Tapers
2:51 PM

When 31-year-old V. Stiviano cried, “I can’t be racist in my heart!” to 80-year old boyfriend and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, she joined a lineage of Americans who have secretly pressed “record” and chosen their own words with care while encouraging a friend or lover to do the opposite. Here are five more landmark moments in tape-recorded baiting.

Pepe's Headbutt Earned Him a Red Card. But Does Anger Sometimes Help Players, Too?
Whether or not it’s true, most athletes believe it does
1:22 PM

Whether or not it’s true, most athletes believe that anger helps them.

Pepe Kicks Those He's Already Downed
The Portuguese defender's history of violence
12:37 PM

The Portguese defender's history of violence 

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