Hollywood's Animal-Cruelty Problem Must Look Familiar to the NFL and U.S. Military
November 25, 2013
Four horses euthanized during filming of the HBO drama Luck after producers ran elderly, underfed animals as if they were racehorses in their prime.
These Fringe Doctors Say They Can Cure NFL Concussion Victims
November 17, 2013
A grim report on concussed athletes falling for pricey alternative medicine. Has football's brain injury crisis entered its snake-oil phase?
Watch and Listen: Bernie Kosar, Before and After Brain-Injury Treatment
November 17, 2013
A story in the current issue of The New Republic focuses on the controversial doctors who have embraced an alternative-medicine approach to the treatment of football brain injuries.
We Live in the United States of Bullies
November 12, 2013
The NFL is not the exception, but the rule.
Here's How the Washington Football Team's Name Controversy Will End
October 14, 2013
When would-be t-shirt buyers decide a logo is too racist to wear, it's game over.
We Are All to Blame for the NFL's Concussion Crisis
October 08, 2013
There are a lot of conflicts of interest in the “Frontline” documentary League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussions Crisis, which premieres tonight on PBS at 9.
How Obama’s Take on a Football Team Name Explains His Presidency
October 06, 2013
Addressing the name of the Washington, D.C.
Today is big for Sunil Gulati, president of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
The Most Radical Art in American Sports Has Been Cut
September 30, 2013
The technical term for a work of art that contains itself, or something like itself, is mise en abyme.
The NFL Pays Up Over Head Trauma, and Wins Again
August 30, 2013
In your high school or college experience, did the Student Council ever institute any truly ground-breaking, long-lasting reforms that extracted real concessions from the administration and made life substantially better for students? Probably not.