Culture

July 13, 2014

Geoff Dyer on The World Cup's Defining Foul
8:00 PM

The combination of cynicism, cheating, and deceit that marked Luis Suarez as the vilest great footballer in the history of the game.

July 12, 2014

England Have Won Wars Against Argentina and Germany. Football Matches, Not So Much.
Deciding who to root for in the World Cup final is not so easy if you're English

Deciding who to root for in the World Cup final is not so easy if you're English

If Hamlet Gave Argentina’s Pre-World Cup Final Speech
Alejandro Sabella channels the Prince of Denmark
12:49 PM

Alejandro Sabella channels the Prince of Denmark

July 11, 2014

Remember the Greek Enlightenment?
Neither does Greece, to judge by its government
8:00 PM

Neither does Greece, to judge by its government.

What the World Cup Looks Like to a Refugee Child
"Germany are playing with a lot of self-confidence." Sounds right to us.

"Germany are playing with a lot of self-confidence." Sounds right to us.

LeBron James Stole a Page Out of Louis CK's Playbook by Returning to Cleveland
5:36 PM

The only way for LeBron to really cash in was to change the way the world saw him.

Taylor Swift May Be Right About the Death of the Autograph
But some people now want their selfies signed
5:17 PM

And serious autograph collectors are not happy about it.

Is This the Political Photo of the Year?
3:29 PM

At the very least, it's the most provocative image uploaded to the White House Flickr feed in 2014.

Why Can’t Women Compete Against Men at Video Games?
Sexism, that’s why
3:12 PM

Sexism, that’s why.

Photos: Displaced Brazilians Protest as Argentina Prevails in Sao Paulo
A visit with the squatters of the Copa do Povo. Matthew Niederhauser's Photo Diary, Day 14

A visit with the squatters of the Copa do Povo

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