Sports

What the Jackie Robinson Film Leaves Out
'42' doesn't touch on his conservative politics, which are widely misunderstood
April 19, 2013

The 24-hour news cycle yielded one of its better sitcom interludes last week when Rand Paul went to Howard University, the historically black college, to tell its student body why it needed the Republican Party.

Sickly-Sweet Caroline
What makes Boston sports fans so annoying also equips them for tragedy
April 17, 2013

Sickly-sweet Caroline

Running in Defiance
How the Boston Marathon helped the fights for equal rights
April 16, 2013

How the Boston Marathon helped the fights for equal rights.

It's Impossible to Make Marathons Safe
The Boston bombing was a tragedy we can't prevent
April 15, 2013

The Boston bombing was a tragedy we can't prevent.

Baseball's Interleague Play Just Got Worse
April 10, 2013

On Tuesday night the Chicago White Sox, of the American League, were down three runs in the top of the ninth inning when closer Rafael Soriano, of the National League's Washington Nationals, gave up a two-run homer with two outs, bringing the tying r

Raising Children Requires Outsourcing
All parents do it, whether they realize it or not
April 03, 2013

All parents do it, whether they realize it or not.

What We Mean When We Say “All Chalk”
March 25, 2013

A piece of March Madness jargon

The Boys of Lancaster
There's a genius to the way the Amish play baseball
March 22, 2013

Nine innings with the boys of Lancaster

Tiger's Beat
The joylessness of watching Tiger Woods, the world’s once-best athlete
March 21, 2013

The joylessness of watching the world’s once-best athlete.

Which Sport Is Most Immune to Moneyball?
Even the experts at the MIT Sloan conference couldn't agree
March 07, 2013

Even the experts at the MIT Sloan conference couldn't agree.

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