Culture

June 16, 2014

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 

It's OK to Choose to Be Gay
Rick Perry said homosexuality is like alcoholism. He's wrong, but the LGBT movement could learn something from his ignorance.
12:36 PM

Rick Perry said homosexuality is like alcoholism. He's wrong, but the LGBT movement could learn something from his ignorance.

Kostas Mitroglou and Greece Could Really Use a Win
It's been a long ten years since Euro 2004

It's been a long 10 years for the team–and the country–since Euro 2004. 

Nate Silver and His Equations Don't Understand the World Cup
The dubiousness of Big Data's soccer predictions
11:54 AM

The dubiousness of Big Data's soccer predictions

A Tale of Two Argentinas: What the Bosnia Game Taught Us About the Team's Conflicting Approaches
Argentina's game, like its politics, is bitterly divided.

A sloppy win shows the bitter divisions within Argentinian football

Photos of England Fans in "The Place to Avoid"
Matthew Niederhauser's photo diary: Day three.

For day three of his photo diary, Matthew Niederhauser travels to Manaus, the home of the much-reviled Arena de Amazonia

People Speaking a Foreign Language Make Less Emotional Decisions
And they give much more weight to utilitarian concerns

Your moral barometer is greatly affected by the language you're speaking.

The Joys of Streaming the World Cup on Univision
And that's even before the halftime commercials!
11:12 AM

The zany pyrotechnics of the Univisión team could easily beat any David Foster Wallace paragraph in stylistic intensity

If Jurgen Klinsmann Doesn't Believe In the U.S. Team, Why Should I?
It's one thing to be realistic, another to be a killjoy
10:57 AM

He isn't being realistic, he's being a killjoy. 

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