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Celebrating the US Women's National Soccer Team in Photos

PopMatters was there to document the parade honoring the Women's World Cup Champs in New York City. Enjoy a full photo gallery from Sachyn Mital.

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‘The Best American Sports Writing 2017’: The Power of the Pen in a Year of Unquiet Americans

"We sometimes project our problems onto sports," Louisa Thomas notes. "But sports can also be ... where we start to work them out."

Culture

Football in the Age of Late Capitalism: Field Notes From the 2016 Euro

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.

Games

Hunted by the Clock in 'Risk of Rain'

Risk of Rain's most dangerous enemy is that ticking noise you hear in the back of your head.

Sports

In Defense of, Believe It or Not, TMZ

Regarding the Ray Rice saga, TMZ not only forced the NFL's hand, it put domestic violence back in the spotlight, where it should be.

Sports

In Defense of Totally Being Over the Winter Olympics

An institution once associated with athletic superiority and, of course, proud patriotism, has been deduced to yet another pawn in the ongoing game of international passive-aggression.

Sports

Music Is Vital to the Sports Fan Experience, But Which Traditions Are Worth Keeping Around?

There’s a lot of noise at the average sporting event. Study this list to learn when to break out the earplugs.

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Super Bowl XLVII: Only in New Orleans

When it comes to hosting the Super Bowl, New Orleanians have sacrificed dearly to host the NFL's biggest event. Was it worth it?

Kate Russell
Sports

In Defense of Diving Head-First into Fantasy Sports

They help kids score higher on tests. They feed the OCD impulse. They're a big bucks industry. What's not to love about Fantasy Sports?

Games

Strategy, Tactics, and Turnovers

After a weekend of football and board games, I'm finding that video games have more in common with the former.

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The Damned United

Sheen has portrayed real life British figures who achieved popularity and notoriety in the respective industries of politics, broadcasting and sports. This is his best performance yet.

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War Without Death by Mark Maske

Opposing football teams are compared frequently to warriors representing residents of different urbanized swaths of planet earth.

Cecil Johnson
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Offside (2006)

Jafar Panahi's Offside uses handheld mobile framing and non-professional actors to create a natural-seeming rhythm, immersing you in multiple experiences, introducing a number of characters all connected by events, desires, and circumstances.

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