The Greatest Show on Earth

Jun 27, 2019

The World-Changing Idea of Girl Power

May 27, 2019

The Spice Girls and the Women’s World Cup are parallel realities, and some will point out that women are still underpaid, undervalued and stuck in much the same position they were in during the early 1990s. “Girl power” was never anything more than a heaven-sent answer to the question,...

The Beautiful Game Fails Women

Jul 24, 2018

Entertainment and profits aside, it is time FIFA put its money where its mouth is and encourage women to play the beautiful game. Missing teams. Dangerous turf. Low investment. Women's international football has a problem, not in quality of play or enthusiasm, but in the support provided by its...

The Contradictions of France’s World Cup Victory

Jul 21, 2018

The winning French team is populated by players who had been captured by football academies at a young age, and they too had led curiously privileged lives and enjoyed their own elite formation. There was once a certain style. Rereading the 1953 English translation of Albert Camus’s The Rebel,...

Is France’s World Cup Victory a Win for Diversity?

Jul 20, 2018

For a month, people from hundreds of different countries with millions of different stories come together for one reason: to enjoy football together. The 2018 FIFA World Cup went out with a bang on July 15 as France won the tournament for a second time after an intense final against...

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