Culture

June 13, 2014

God Uses the World Cup to Teach People Geography
11:45 AM

How does God make his choices, at least in fútbol?

Should FIFA Be Run Like the Eurovision Contest?
A political analyst on how to reform the corrupt World Cup
10:46 AM

A political analyst on how to reform the corrupt World Cup.

How Much Technology Is Too Much Technology for Soccer?
Let's not go to the videotape.

Let's not go to the videotape. 

These Faceless Women Are Utterly Unique
10:38 AM

Spin a woman around to make a statement.

It's the End of the Humanities as We Know It
And I feel fine
10:18 AM

A sense of crisis, ongoing paranoia—this is just part of what it means to be a humanist. 

Soccer Ball Manufacture Is Inefficient. Here's Why.
10:01 AM

Why don't soccer ball factories adopt the most efficient technology available?

The World Cup of Dissonance
Yesterday's opener proves that we don't know what to expect from this World Cup.
9:49 AM

World Cup 2014's shaky opening proves that we don't know what to expect from the tournament, on and off the pitch. 

June 12, 2014

Spain-Holland Preview: Can a Band of Hungover Dutchmen Defeat Tiki-Taka's Trotsky?
Nando Vila and Joseph O’Neill dissect Friday's Group B clash

Nando Vila and Joseph O’Neill on the Epic Rematch...That No One's Talking About 

The Art World Has Stopped Distinguishing Between Greatness and Fraudulence
And it's costing us
8:00 PM

And it's making a lot of money for the frauds. But it's costing us.

Vanity Fair's Donna Tartt Piece Reduces All Literary Criticism to Childish Squabbling
6:30 PM

Other people’s views are not just the product of bad faith.

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