July 03, 2014

France-Germany Preview: Per Mertesacker Has a Cold
3:14 PM

The two most complete teams in the World Cup meet in Friday's first quarterfinal

“So We Were on This Beach . . .”
2:36 PM

No matter what we do in our lives, we’ll end up as old geezers who no one wants to listen to

Barbara Ehrenreich on Richard Ford's 'Independence Day'

"There's real and there's real, and Ford's real is thoroughly innocent of the hyper- and the ir- and the sur-."

The Netherlands' Odds Rise Dramatically in Big Bank's Fancy World Cup Predictions
12:59 PM

If you listen to Goldman Sachs, it's either Brazil or the Netherlands.

Joshua Mehigan’s 'Accepting the Disaster' is The Real Thing
11:01 AM

It is the rare new book of poetry that is entirely alive, entirely aloft.

Impossible Isn't French: Can France Go All the Way this World Cup?

Confidence is high before Les Bleus' showdown with the Germans on Friday

July 02, 2014

The Eternal Cult of Zinedine Zidane
10:29 PM

How France's Greatest Player Created Soccer's Greatest Product

Welcome to the Traffic Capital of the World
8:00 PM

There are only 650 major intersections here—but somehow only 60 traffic lights.

Photos: Street Life in the Traffic Capital of the World
8:00 PM

Pictures from the world's fastest-growing city.