Culture

July 07, 2014

For U.S. Fans in Salvador, It Was Drinking Games, Dancing, Then Dismay
Introducing Brazil to "flip cups," then drowning the loss to Belgium. Matthew Niederhauser's photo diary, day eleven

Introducing Brazil to "flip cups," then drowning the loss to Belgium. 

How Using Emoji Makes Us Less Emotional
And what linguists say it means if your smiley face has a nose
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And what linguists say it means if your smiley face has a nose.

Costa Rica and Colombia Never Really Had a Chance: A Theory of World Cup Upsets
There's a reason that the four teams left in have played in a combined 21 finals.

The four teams left in the World Cup have played in a combined 21 finals. This is not a coincidence. 

July 05, 2014

A Banker, a Scholar, and the Invention of Art History
The story of the Warburg brothers
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The story of the Warburg brothers.

Why Qatar Should Be Allowed to Keep the 2022 World Cup
Relocating the tournament would deny the very progress reformers want

Taking the tournament away from Qatar would deny the very progress reformers want

July 04, 2014

The Essay That Launched the Term "Mansplaining"
Rebecca Solnit's 'Men Explain Things to Me' explains this international scourge
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Rebecca Solnit's 'Men Explain Things to Me' explains this international scourge.

Wagner's Anti-Semitism Still Matters
It helped define European anti-Semitism, especially when it came to Jewish music
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It helped define European anti-Semitism, especially when it came to Jewish music

Ten Reasons Why Baseball Is Better than Soccer
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Ten reasons why baseball is better than soccer.

A Wonderful Tournament—But Just How Good Are Brazil, or the Rest?
Reflections, predictions, and the latest Suarez affair

Reflections, predictions, and the latest Suarez affair

Henry Fairlie on What Europeans Thought of Our Revolution
It really was a shot heard round the world.
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It really was a shot heard round the world.

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