June 18, 2014

The Reign of Spain Is Over—But You Don't Have to be a Jerk About It
So long, Xavi and company. It's been a good six years.
7:12 PM

So long, Xavi and company. It's been a good six years. 

Kids Can Tell When You're Not Telling the Whole Truth
And they know to act on it

And they know they should act on it. 

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Cheer for Belgium
An American citizen, born in Belgium, with an affinity for Algeria, sorts out his allegiances
4:43 PM

And why I'm thinking of starting a support group for fans of more than one World Cup team 


Yes, We Are Witnessing an Historic World Cup
¡Gooool! ¡Gooool! ¡Gooool!
2:58 PM

The charts confirm what your heart-rate has hinted: This has been the wildest-ever start for soccer's biggest tournament 

In Praise of Nil-Nil: Mexico and Brazil Show How It's Done
No goals? No problem.
12:17 PM

Brazil vs. Mexico may have finished 0-0, but it was anything but boring.

'The Last Sentence' is a Holocaust Film with a Monstrous Hero
The acclaimed director of 'The Emigrants' and 'The New Land' returns with a powerful true story.
12:02 PM

The acclaimed director of The Emigrants and The New Land returns with a powerful true story.

Guillermo Ochoa's Hair, Cristiano Ronaldo's Pecs, and the Russians' Wine-Red Uniforms
There's a reason they call it the Beautiful Game
10:49 AM

Sure, the World Cup is about scoring goals and winning, but it's also about style.

The Evasive Charm of 'Third Person'
12:00 AM

Paul Haggis has a reputation for play.

June 17, 2014

How the National Team Coach Went from Patriotic Symbol to Globe-Trotting Mercenary
Whistles for hire
6:33 PM

Fabio Capello and the history of whistles for hire  

Guillermo Ochoa's Spectacular Saves, In GIFs
Mexico's goalkeeper just played the match of his life
6:01 PM

Save after save after save after save.