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Megan Rapinoe’s ‘One Life’ Is Pitch-Perfect

Megan Rapinoe’s ‘One Life’ Is Pitch-Perfect

In Megan Rapinoe's memoir One Life, her training, hard work, and competitive spirit are coupled with an impassioned account of her political awakening.

‘Sports Is Hell’ Narrows the Field to Identity Politics

‘Sports Is Hell’ Narrows the Field to Identity Politics

Ben Passmore's Sports Is Hell is an apocalyptic parody of racism in US sports and politics.

Quit Dreaming: Quasi-Feminism in Nike’s Women’s Soccer “Dream Further” Ad

Quit Dreaming: Quasi-Feminism in Nike’s Women’s Soccer “Dream Further” Ad

Women with economic privilege are positioned to celebrate Nike's "Dream Further" ad as progress while ignoring their complicity in the exploitation of other women.

Sense and Sensibility at the World Cup

Sense and Sensibility at the World Cup

I've sworn, after learning about the latest kleptocrat billionaire to buy a club, or scrambling from the clash between hooligans and riot police, or hearing a homophobic chant rise up from the stands, I would give up on the game. Anyone with sense would.

The Allure of ‘Mountain’: An Interview with Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti

The Allure of ‘Mountain’: An Interview with Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti

Richard Tognetti reflects on synergising music and film with the cello-like voice of narrator Willem Dafoe in his work for Jennifer Peedom's gorgeous documentary, Mountain.

Owls, Aliens, and Others

Owls, Aliens, and Others

Essayist Brian Phillips is no staunch empiricist, nor does he want to shatter delusions or expose machinations. In Impossible Owls, he is content to remain in a wide-eyed and owl-ier place.

NYFF 2018: ‘Diamantino’ Beautifully Satirizes Ugly Politics from the Ethers

NYFF 2018: ‘Diamantino’ Beautifully Satirizes Ugly Politics from the Ethers

Diamantino's astounding surrealistic introduction soon unfolds into an ethereal genre-mashup.

Tribeca 2018: ‘When She Runs’ Is a Breakthrough in Sports Cinema

Tribeca 2018: ‘When She Runs’ Is a Breakthrough in Sports Cinema

When She Runs is a portrait of a typical suburban day which has built-in mechanisms to potentially slow Kristin down a few milliseconds -- more than enough time to end her Olympic dreams.

‘Ali: A Life’ Chronicles a Rhyming, Jabbing, Heroic Contradiction

‘Ali: A Life’ Chronicles a Rhyming, Jabbing, Heroic Contradiction

In the first-ever unauthorized biography of Muhammad Ali, Jonathan Eig captures the icon's triumphant, tragic, and quintessentially American arc with exquisite detail and original analysis.

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

‘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."

‘I, Tonya’: Sympathy for a Tabloid Villain

‘I, Tonya’: Sympathy for a Tabloid Villain

This biopic about ice skater Tonya Harding is a slashing, kickass comedy about class warfare, media manipulation, and one of history’s stupidest criminal conspiracies.

The Moving Pixels Podcast Plays ‘Pyre’

The Moving Pixels Podcast Plays ‘Pyre’

This week, Nick and Eric discuss the religious fantasy basketball of Pyre.