The Mountain Goats' Beat the Champ and TV show Glow are just two examples of how wrestling has become "cool" to a snobby demographic.
29 Aug 2017
Stanley Weston's small pre-WWF line of wrestling magazines featured writing staffs that made up pull-quotes and headlines on the spot. Just what fans were clamoring for.
09 Jun 2017
Super Bowl LI kicks off Sunday night. Here are eight great football films to get you properly psyched for game time.
03 Feb 2017
Behind a veneer of youthful glamour, the Euro all but groaned under the weight of excess global capital, merciless media scrutiny, hyperprofessionalization, domestic French anxieties, and geopolitics.
25 Jan 2017
For citizens of a country founded on rebellion, many people in the United States seem inordinately resentful of someone speaking their mind.
12 Jan 2017
At first, I didn’t have a clue what was going on at this Celtics game. By the end, I still didn’t have much more of a clue -- but I was hooked, anyway.
15 Nov 2016
You've heard of video game competitions before, but no one player's life has been as filled with drama or redemption as that of Juan "Hungrybox" DeBiedma.
27 Oct 2016
In his new book, Ali vs. Inoki, Josh Gross untangles the complicated history of the 1976 meeting of two legends -- and a failed experiment.
07 Jun 2016
Bruiser Brody was one of the most brutal professional wrestlers in the world, but a tragic passing made one writer explore his quieter, more humane aspects.
17 Feb 2016
There were touchdowns and fumbles in this year's mostly lackluster crop of ads, plus one commercial that left us conflicted.
08 Feb 2016
In contrast to our ossified conceptions of race in other aspects of life, race in professional wrestling is a gimmick, a performance of an identity, which one can adopt or drop as part of the game.
19 Aug 2015
The new HBO show Ballers counts on the current sports frenzy, sharp writing and the massive appeal of former wrestling star turned leading man Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. "The Rock".
18 Jun 2015
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