June 12, 2014

Today and Yesterday
9:13 AM

Charles Wright is the new U.S. Poet Laureate

The Troubling Case of Chris Hedges

Pulitzer winner. Lefty hero. Plagiarist.

June 11, 2014

Why There Is No Such Thing as a Bad World Cup
10:37 PM

A philosopher's theory of soccer fandom

The Foodie 'Breastaurant'
8:00 PM

It has boobs—and foodie appeal.

'The Saddest Story': Theodore Dreiser on Ford Madox Ford's 'The Good Soldier'

You are never really stirred. You are never hurt. It is all cold narrative, never truly poignant.

Not One Compelling American on the 'Most Compelling Players' List?
4:08 PM

American players have channeled resentment into sublime play. 

Why Cameroon Will Beat Mexico on Friday
3:12 PM

The Lions' secret advantage: the spirit of the oldest player to ever score in a World Cup.