Noam Chomsky on the spectacle of sports, Dave Zirin and David Meggyesy on the NFL lockout and Victor Navasky on Babe Ruth.
Rupert Murdoch is far from blameless—but he’s merely a symptom of the real disease: so much power in a single media corporation.
Take a dollar from working stiffs who need government, take a dollar from the super-rich who don’t need a tax break. How fair is that?
A bet on a horse in the 1949 Grand National resulted in the largest collective transfer of wealth ever to communism's stalwarts in Britain.
Numerous cities are littered with “downtown catalysts” that failed to catalyze.
Roller Derby marries an underground vibe with the fun of athletic competition.
Make no mistake about it: the owners lost.
Football players from the 1980s and 1990s are turning up dead.
The National Basketball Association lockout isn't about losses. It's about breaking the union.
The general public is a lot more knowledgable about matters of sports labor issues, and everything else, than it was a decade ago.
Sports radio show how people want to use their intelligence in complex discussions.
Why does the sports world remain fiercely hostile to open participation by LGBT athletes?
Of the top fifteen men's players in the world, seven of them are Egyptian, and the women's side is not far behind.
Athletes need to realize that they can shape their own image much more successfully than athletes of previous generations.
Victor Navasky on Babe Ruth, Stephen F. Cohen on Frank Beard, Jennifer Egan on Monica Seles, Cecile Richards on Carl Yastrzemski, Bob Herbert on Bobby Thomson and Hank Thompson, Ralph Nader on Lou Gehrig, Dahlia Lithwick on Toller Cranston, Adam Gopnik on Joe Namath and Yvan Cournoyer, John Sayles on Roberto Clemente, Dennis Kucinich on Jim Thorpe, Jane Mayer on Arthur Ashe, Dan Rather on Rube Walker, David Remnick on Muhammad Ali, Mark Cuban on Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell
This year's edition of the Venice Biennale sinks under sprawl and overfamiliarity.
The Midlands poet Roy Fisher has never aspired to a readership. All the more reason to welcome his Selected Poems.
Isaac Casaubon was a model citizen of the republic of letters—a community more durable than any church and broader than academia.