Culture

June 27, 2014

HBOs 'The Leftovers': Family Drama Plays Out Against an Apocalypse
What happens when half the people you live with suddenly disappear?

What happens when half the people you live among suddenly disappear?

Italy, Short on World Cup Victories in 2014, Wins for Most Diverse Fans
Plus, which teams have the most home-grown supporters
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Plus, which teams have the most home-grown supporters, according to Facebook 

Charts: Messi and RVP are Having Brilliantly Efficient World Cups. Michael Bradley, Not So Much.
Miles run per goal scored, versus most miles run, period
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Which players squeezing the most goals out of the least effort, and who's working hardest for the least glory

In Defense of Cristiano Ronaldo
He's the guy everyone loves to hate, but his arrogance and narcissism are part of what makes him great.

He's the player everyone loves to hate. But his arrogance and narcissism are part of what makes him great. 

One of Senegal's Most Beautiful Beaches Was Once a Slave-Trading Hub
An alternate view of the island of Gorée

The pleasures of a day at the beach can transcend the darkest of histories.

A Peek Inside the Non-Profit Consortium That Makes Emoji Possible
Behind every smiling face is a quite dull company
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You can thank these folks for the dancing lady in red and dozens of little smiley faces.

Conservatives Are Obsessed With Debunking the 1-in-5 Rape Statistic. They're Wrong, Too.
A report from the Independent Women's Forum, where facts are stupid things

A report from the Independent Women's Forum, where facts are stupid things.

One of The Best Films About World War I Deserves to Make a Comeback
Jean Renoir beautifully illuminates the Great War's conflicts
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Jean Renoir beautifully illuminates the Great War's conflicts.

Algeria's Chance for Revenge
Facing Germany in the Round of 16, Les Fennecs have a chance to avenge the wrongs of 1982.
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Thirty-two years after Algeria were thrown out of the World Cup by West German-Austrian collusion, Les Fennecs have a chance for revenge

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