Culture

June 17, 2014

Jen Davis's Self-Portraits Offer Eleven Years of Self-Scrutiny
A weighty study of beauty
3:02 PM

The results are a beautiful exploration of body image.

In This Papua New Guinea Village, People Use Cell Phones to Call the Dead
1:32 PM

When their calls don’t go through, they don’t blame shoddy service; they believe the spirits of the dead can interfere with their connections. 

French Revival? Five Story Lines to Watch During Les Bleus' Next Matches
Plus one supposedly burning question you can safely disregard

Plus one supposedly burning question you can safely disregard 

The Distinct Charm of TV's Coen Brothers Remix
FX's 'Fargo' is less a tribute to the film than the entire oevre of the directors'
11:30 AM

FX's 'Fargo' is less a tribute to the film than the entire oevre of the directors'.

How to Pass Time on an Aircraft Carrier
Find the places that resemble bars, play dominoes, imagine a fated connection
10:52 AM

If I ever get asked to design a carrier I’ll create more places like this, places that look properly like bars, cosy red-signed environments with lots of neon so you can feel like you’re in an episode of "Cheers" and enjoy a mirage of life back home.

The U.S.-Ghana Match Was the Best Worst Game of the Tournament
Years of investment, for what?
10:01 AM

Years of investment, for what?

The Improbable Goal-Scoring Prowess of Germany's Thomas Muller
Slouchy socks, impeccable timing
8:19 AM

Slouchy socks, impeccable timing

John Brooks and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very American Win
A hero who wasn't expected to play at all in Brazil
8:14 AM

A hero who wasn't expected to play at all in Brazil 

June 16, 2014

My Dad Could Have Prevented Pepe's Red Card
No touching, no talking, and no messing up: The pillars of great refereeing
5:51 PM

No touching, no talking, and no messing up: The pillars of great refereeing 

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