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7 Most Truthy NYT Columnists

Avidly's North Carolina correspondent, Jedediah Purdy, discovered the magic of Facebook headline editing. Truthiness ensued.         Jedediah Purdy: A way with rebar.  

Saudade Soccer

Soccer isn’t my game. I never played as a child. In fact, I avoided soccer the way I avoided all sports that involved projectile...

How Football Counts

This weekend, the last weekend of the World Cup, it’s worth pausing to watch the world celebrate its favorite sport. In the midst of it,...

Brazil’s Untergang

For commentators on TV networks around the world, human speech was truly a cracked tin kettle Tuesday; if they weren’t expressing their utter disbelief,...

Pop Politics

If I hum a few bars, you might begin to recall the tune. It goes like this. In August 1970, a warrant was issued...

“Like a Wedding”

A confession: I had never been to a gay wedding before my own. Another: a gay wedding turns out to be pretty much the same...