Chris Wallace: The Winner-Takes-All SocietyMarch 2014
Competition drives our sports, our arts, and our lives. It doesn’t need to be that way.
Rachel Riederer: Texas Hold UpJune 2013
A play-by-play of Wendy Davis’s filibuster, and why it made such great, heartening, and depressing absurdity TV.
Genevieve Walker: Maglia Ciclamino—Dino Buzzati’s Giro d’ItaliaJune 2013
Dino Buzzati’s masterpiece of sports journalism, an account of the 1949 Giro d’Italia, has been unjustly forgotten.
Joe Van Acker: IndefensibleApril 2013
Hockey’s toughest tradition is harder to support than ever.
David Morris: We’re the NFL. We Don’t Have to Care.September 2012
The NFL has made its fans complicit in Roger Goodell’s union-busting.
Claire Potter: After Britain’s Gold RushAugust 2012
London won its Olympic bid based on a promise to reinvigorate the nation’s interest in sport—now, after the Games, Parliament has to deliver the funds
Natasha Lewis: The Grand Project of the OlympicsJuly 2012
What the top-down planning of the games will bring to East London: dispersal zones, rooftop missiles, and a giant shopping mall.