Culture

June 20, 2014

This Is What It's Like to Go to School in a Town Where Everyone Has Left
Senior-class portraits from America’s vanishing rural communities
8:19 AM

A gallery of oddly affecting senior class portraits from America's vanishing rural communities.

Why Did Borges Hate Soccer?
Mass culture was anathema to the Argentine writer
6:13 AM

"Soccer is popular because stupidity is popular,” Borges once said.

June 19, 2014

5 Companies That Were Fined Heavily for False Advertising
It's Not Just Snapchat*
8:00 PM

It's not just Snapchat.

Wayne Rooney Not Scoring for England, in GIFs
Forty-one goals in international matches, 40 of which were not scored in the World Cup
6:53 PM

Forty-one goals in international matches, 40 of which were not scored in the World Cup 

England's Loss to Uruguay, as Epic Poem
The doggerel of defeat
6:35 PM

Sad supporter pens doggeral of defeat 

Photo: Bulgarian Wrestling Is a Pain in the Neck
4:37 PM

A fun day out for all the family.

Chart: The Best States for World Cup Coverage of Team USA
Here's where the Cup is making the front-page
2:12 PM

This chart will tell you.

God Is Brazilian: The Theology of 'Futebol,' Explained
And so He said unto Neymar...
12:37 PM

My visit to Sao Paulo's Museu do Futebol, where history magically records a Brazil victory in every World Cup ever played 

Will Overpopulation and Resource Scarcity Drive Cannibalism?
There is a history in some cultures of the 'peaceful' consumption of human bodies
12:20 PM

There is a history in the Amazon of the "peaceful" consumption of human bodies. 

The Washington Football Team's Offensive Name Is Still a Valuable, Protected Trademark

The media completely misstated what this news really means. Here's what you need to know. 

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