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June 20, 2014

Knausgaard on Angel Di Maria: Looks Like Kafka, Plays Like A Dream
"The first time I saw him play, I thought, That's my man."

"The first time I saw him play, I thought, That's my man."

Dov Charney, Terry Richardson, and the Misogynistic Truth About Hipster Cool
A bizarre double standard has emerged in the fashion world, where misogyny is OK, as long as it pastiches a bygone era of kitsch female subjugation
11:37 AM

There is a bizarre double standard in the fashion world, where misogyny is OK as long as it's retro.

After Their South African Disaster, Will France Hold It Together This World Cup?
Looks like it, at least on Twitter

The French team famously imploded four years ago. What do their Twitter accounts reveal about team harmony this time around?

At This World Cup, England Fans Get Their Disillusionment in First
Low expectations, duly met

Low expectations, duly met 

Luis Suarez Is a Beast
On the taxonomy of strikers, the Uruguay star is an apex predator
9:14 AM

The Uruguay star and the grand tradition of strikers who seek to destroy 

This Is What It's Like to Go to School in a Town Where Everyone Has Left
Senior-class portraits from America’s vanishing rural communities
8:19 AM

A gallery of oddly affecting senior class portraits from America's vanishing rural communities.

Why Did Borges Hate Soccer?
Mass culture was anathema to the Argentine writer
6:13 AM

"Soccer is popular because stupidity is popular,” Borges once said.

June 19, 2014

5 Companies That Were Fined Heavily for False Advertising
It's Not Just Snapchat*
8:00 PM

It's not just Snapchat.

Wayne Rooney Not Scoring for England, in GIFs
Forty-one goals in international matches, 40 of which were not scored in the World Cup
6:53 PM

Forty-one goals in international matches, 40 of which were not scored in the World Cup 

England's Loss to Uruguay, as Epic Poem
The doggerel of defeat
6:35 PM

Sad supporter pens doggeral of defeat 

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