Culture

July 03, 2014

“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

Edmund Wilson on Fourth of July Festivities, 1925
2:31 PM

"Hot dogs roasted twenty at a time on an enormous open stove ... "

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
If you listen to Goldman Sachs, it's either Brazil or the Netherlands.
12:59 PM

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

Hubris, Total Football, and the Ethics of Diving: David Winner on the Dutch Team's Chances
An interview with the author of "Brilliant Orange"
11:02 AM

An interview with the author of "Brilliant Orange"

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

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

July 02, 2014

The Eternal Cult of Zinedine Zidane
How France's greatest player created soccer's greatest product
10:29 PM

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

Welcome to the Traffic Capital of the World
What I learned from the crippling gridlock in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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.

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