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Portrait of a Campaign
Oct 10, 2018 First disclaimer : The following is not intended as a roman-a-clef. Everything here is a composite portrait drawn from a dozen or so campaigns in…
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6 days ago
Man-eaters
1 Of the twelve tigers I saw in India, one might have been a ghost; two were in water, eight were on land, and one was sleeping in a tree. One stepped out of…
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20 days ago
Sonic.net - Sonic Login
HOME Phone Internet DISH TV BUSINESS Phone Internet SPREAD THE WORD Share a review on Yelp Recommend Sonic on Nextdoor MEMBERS Member Tools Webmail SUPPORT…
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22 days ago
Welcoming Remarks Made at a Literary Reading, 9/25/01
Every year, we wonder what might be appropriate on this day, and we can never think of anything more appropriate than this piece, which Mr. Hodgman originally…
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4 weeks ago
John Elway Is Looking for Himself
NFL mmqb Going Long He’s one of the best ever to play the game—but as general manager of the Broncos, he has yet to identify a young passer with the arm, the…
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5 weeks ago
The Unbearable Sameness of Cities
Photo: Andrea K. Gingerich/Getty Images The light fixtures were what tipped me off. You know the ones I’m talking about — you see them every time you go to…
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7 weeks ago
The un-celebrity president: Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown
Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife…
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7 weeks ago
Divergence: The Death of Kitsap Pumas
Two Roads… A fork in the road is a metaphor that often makes it easy to differentiate between the correct decision and the wrong one in a given moral dilemma.…
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8 weeks ago
Podcast Prescriptions: Do By Friday
There is a goddamned lot of podcasts. As a fan, it seems that while the demand for podcasts is increasing, the supply of shows available is growing…
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9 weeks ago
I Can Tolerate Anything Except The Outgroup
[Content warning: Politics, religion, social justice, spoilers for “The Secret of Father Brown”. This isn’t especially original to me and I don’t claim anything…
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9 weeks ago
Building the Google Photos Web UI – Google Design – Medium
A peek under the hood A few years ago I had the privilege of being an engineer on the Google Photos team and part of the initial launch in 2015. A lot of people…
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10 weeks ago
Dynamic resources using the Network Information API and service workers
My journey to and from work involves a small journey on a train. Without fail, there is this spot along the line where my network connection drops from a clear…
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11 weeks ago
NME Big Read: The National: ‘Sex, death and losing. What else is there?’
Andrew Trendell July 20, 2018 9:00am The National: ‘Sex, death and losing. What else is there?’ As The National celebrate the most successful year of their…
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12 weeks ago
Ranking the 20 Most Important ‘Harry Potter’ Haircuts
(Warner Bros./Ringer illustration) Twenty years ago, Bloomsbury published J.K. Rowling’s debut novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone , the first…
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12 weeks ago
Brian Windhorst Knows More Than He Can Say On TV
When LeBron James played his first high school basketball game, back in 1999, Brian Windhorst was there covering it. At the time, Windhorst was in his early 20s…
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july 2018
World Cup 2018: France and the Triumph of Negative-Capability Football
Playing what felt like negative football while looking like a team on the attack was the weird miracle of France’s World Cup run, which culminated in their 4–2…
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july 2018
The Downsides of America’s Hyper-Competitive Youth-Soccer Industry
Mark Blinch / Reuters In the late 1970s, when he was 10, Rob Nissen played for the only soccer team available to kids in his middle-class, New Jersey town. “It…
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july 2018
France vs. Croatia a World Cup final clash of stories
MOSCOW — One team spoke Saturday about a protective “bubble,” the other of a “seismic event.” If you’ve been following this white-knuckle World Cup (or…
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july 2018
Why the World Cup final remains the biggest event in sport
While France are preparing themselves for the prize required to really mark a generation, the Croatia players are primed for the kind of opportunity that only…
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july 2018
Giroud and Mandzukic are old-fashioned but vital at World Cup
Giroud and Mandzukic, strikers who aren't produced by academies but often thrive at international tournaments https://t.co/WMoctfKXf0
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july 2018
Despite off-field chaos, limited resources, Croatia in final
#CRO has already earned a windfall from making the #WorldCup final. A win could transform the country's entire soccer infrastructure. @RobHarris…
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july 2018
Inside the WC final midfield battle between Modric, Kante
World Cup finalists France and Croatia both rank among the top five teams in goals per 90 minutes in Russia, though neither has been an offensive juggernaut,…
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july 2018
Will the World Cup change anything for Russians?
The night Russia beat Spain, crowds of people laughed, drank and danced in front of the Kremlin. Red Square belonged to them. In most countries, this would be a…
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july 2018
How Croatia punches above it’s weight to take on the World Cup’s big boys
Once the celebrations had calmed, and people started to try put some proper context on the scale of Croatia’s achievement, Dejan Lovren put some humour into the…
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july 2018
Luka Modric's Croatia story is a complex one
mlb View All Oak 6 Hou 4 Final Ari 1 Col 5 Final Tor 4 Bos 6 Final Was 5 NYM 4 Final NYY 7 Cle 4 Final Sea 2 LAA 11 Final LAD 3 SD 2 Final Luka Modric's Croatia…
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july 2018
“Coco,” a Story About Borders and Love, Is a Definitive Movie for This Moment
“Coco” is a movie about borders more than anything—the beauty in their porousness, the absolute pain produced when a border locks you away from your family.…
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july 2018
Set piece goals are defining the 2018 World Cup
Here’s my new Sports Illustrated magazine story on how teams at the World Cup and club level are maximizing set-piece opportunities like never before…
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july 2018
How the Startup Mentality Failed Kids in San Francisco
On the windy afternoon of March 17, 2017, I opened my mailbox and saw a white envelope from the San Francisco Unified School District. The envelope contained a…
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july 2018
Ken Early: The least we owe England is to keep on hating to the end
No room for objective analysis or comment when it comes to England’s World Cup run about 7 hours ago Ken Early in Nizhny Novgorod England players celebrate the…
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july 2018
England’s Soccer Team Needed Help, So They Stole From the NBA
England manager Gareth Southgate celebrates during a 6-1 win against Panama. Photo: Imago/Zuma Press SAMARA, Russia—It was the night before the Super Bowl, and…
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july 2018
The Death of the American Soccer Troll
Ringer illustration My favorite media story of the World Cup is happening in Brian Phillips’s Twitter feed. Every few days , a certain kind of fan tells…
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july 2018
Croatia’s World Cup success divides nation where football is never just sport | Alex Holiga
The appearance of Croatia’s President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, in the team’s dressing room after their last-16 defeat of Denmark caused waves at…
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july 2018
World Cup 2018: Neymar Fools Mexico, and Brazil Wins Again
Neymar led Brazil to a 2–0 victory over Mexico in the Round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup. Photograph by Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters If Lionel Messi is a key,…
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july 2018
Opinion | The downside to all those scooters and dockless bikes appearing in our cities
A rental scooter is shown in April in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) There are few things more properly in the public sphere than urban transit.…
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july 2018
Opinion | Is Neymar Black? Brazil and the Painful Relativity of Race
Image Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, center, celebrating a goal with his teammates during Brazil’s World Cup match against Serbia on Wednesday. Credit Michael…
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july 2018
Perspective | Navigating Russia’s World Cup requires a spirit of adventure — and a tireless driver
The view out the passenger window on the road from Rostov-on-Don to Volgograd. (Chuck Culpepper/The Washington Post) ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — As strangers who…
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june 2018
World Cup 2018: Amid Many Fouls and Occasional Joy, Mexico Pushes Past South Korea
The goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and fellow-members of Mexico’s national soccer team salute fans after their team’s World Cup Group F match victory over South…
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june 2018
Argentina barely alive, but Pogba comes to life at WC
World Cup View All DEN 1 AUS 1 Full Time FRA 1 PER 0 Full Time ARG 0 CRO 3 Full Time mlb View All Go to Game Watch on Tor 3 LAA 4 5 Sea 3 NYY 4 Final Bos 9 Min…
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june 2018
Argentina looks lost as World Cup spirals out of control
World Cup View All DEN 1 AUS 1 Full Time FRA 1 PER 0 Full Time ARG 0 CRO 3 Full Time mlb View All Go to Game Watch on Tor 3 LAA 4 5 Sea 3 NYY 4 Final Bos 9 Min…
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june 2018
Improve your visitors perceived loading speed with primitive art
This blog post is for all your users who live in remote areas, or simply for those who access the internet in limited connectivity areas like the subway.…
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june 2018
Mexico’s Historic World Cup Victory Over Germany Was an Exorcism 40 Years in the Making
Mexico’s Hirving Lozano celebrates after scoring during the match against Germany on Sunday. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty…
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june 2018
Beyond Guilty Pleasures: Girl Talk’s ‘Feed the Animals’ 10 Years Later
Getty Images/Ringer illustration We can agree, certainly, that Missy Elliott’s “Work It” stands among the single best pieces of music in the history of Western…
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june 2018
World Cup 2018: The Radical Sensibleness of the England Team Manager, Gareth Southgate
The thoughtful self-composure of the national team’s manager, Gareth Southgate, may be the remedy to the English football establishment, the least sensible body…
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june 2018
How “Billions” Became One of TV’s Sharpest Critiques of Power
As a saga of glittering financial warfare, “Billions” is seemingly lab-engineered to appeal to the very people it claims to be about. Photograph by Jeff Neumann…
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june 2018
David Simon | Tony
June 11, 2018 I was still on the sofa at four in the afternoon, still half-dressed, when I decided that my life could not be complete if I did not somehow…
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june 2018
Soccer in the U.S. doesn't need a team in the World Cup. It's already here to stay.
I n 1990, I spent one of the single greatest summers of my life as a counselor at a sleepaway camp in Maine. I was that requisite creepy English guy with…
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june 2018
Nick Hornby on the hope (and pain) of supporting England
(Editors' note: We asked Nick Hornby -- novelist and screenwriter who wrote about his obsessive fandom of Arsenal in "Fever Pitch" -- to reflect on what it's…
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june 2018
Anthony Bourdain and the Power of Telling the Truth
In his final years, Bourdain attained a new sort of celebrity as an activist, a revered elder statesman, and an overt and uncompromising figure of moral…
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june 2018
World Cup Preview 2018: Messi vs. Ronaldo, Magic Cats, Iceland!!, and More
For many of the world’s best soccer players, the FIFA World Cup is an opportunity to prove their greatness. Photograph by Simon Maina / AFP / Getty Ladies and…
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june 2018
Own Goal: The Inside Story of How the USMNT Missed the 2018 World Cup
The players smelled it. In the locker room at halftime, the stench of impending failure hung as heavily as the humid Caribbean air. Try as he might, U.S. men’s…
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june 2018
We Sat Down With the ‘Arrested Development’ Cast. It Got Raw.
The Bluths are back. The fifth season of “Arrested Development” will debut May 29 on Netflix, with, from left, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Hale, Jessica…
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may 2018
'Thank the Party!' China tries to brainwash Muslims in camps
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China's new indoctrination camps had to disavow their…
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may 2018
The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code
Horse racing is something like a religion in Hong Kong, whose citizens bet more than anyone else on Earth. Their cathedral is Happy Valley Racecourse, whose…
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may 2018
The National Made a Better Music Festival by Going Smaller
Getty Images/Ringer illustration Matt Berninger, the lanky and oddly volatile frontman for Cincinnati-born indie-rock lifers the National, has very strange…
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may 2018
What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For
S tarting at noon on Feb. 23, the town of Arlee, Mont., evacuated. Most of its 600-odd residents drove 70 miles south through Missoula and then into the…
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april 2018
The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right
It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; presumably ours…
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april 2018
Dear Developer, The Web Isn't About You | sonniesedge.co.uk
If you’ve ever wanted to see an old lady’s personal anger and rants about the modern web industry turned into a talk, you’ve come to the right place. This is…
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april 2018
The difference between a snafu, a shitshow, and a clusterfuck
Let’s say the situation at work is not good. The project (or product, or re-org, or whatever) has launched, and the best you can say is that things aren’t going…
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march 2018
Jeff Goldblum: An Oral History of Hollywood’s Most Charming Eccentric
Five decades of Hollywood glory have given us a pretty good idea of who Jeff Goldblum is on-screen. The actor is charismatic (Jurassic Park), surreal (The Fly),…
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march 2018
Stripe Atlas: Networking for founders
Networking isn’t as mysterious as it is made out to be. It is simply talking intentionally to someone who could potentially help you inbusiness. That’s it. It…
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march 2018
The Lottery Hackers
Chapter 1 Gerald Selbee broke the code of the American breakfast cereal industry because he was bored at work one day, because it was a fun mental challenge,…
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march 2018
Twitter
🍌🐶 Bobby Na©hos 🍌🐶 @ BobbyNachos 38m Replying to @ZachLowe_NBA Didn't 30 for 30 do something about him with Vlade? I remember part of it. Really good 伯颜 @…
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february 2018
How LeBron Can Finish His Fairy Tale Better Than MJ
Ringer illustration Michael Jordan or LeBron James? It is one of the essential questions in the modern era of sports fandom, encompassing facts and biases,…
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february 2018
The Key To Raising A Happy Child
For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of…
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february 2018
The Case for the "Self-Driven Child"
We are raising the anxious generation, and the conversation about the causes, and the potential cures, has just begun. In The Self-Driven Child , authors…
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february 2018
Inside Facebook's Two Years of Hell
One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His message…
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february 2018
Everything Easy is Hard Again
This talk was given on October 12, 2017 at Mirror Conf in Braga, Portugal, and again on February 9, 2018 at the Awwwards Conference in Berlin. This past summer,…
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february 2018
Mourning John Perry Barlow, Bard of the Internet
When I first met John Perry Barlow, we became instant soulmates. While that sentence is true for me, it also applies to probably 10,000 other people. That was…
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february 2018
'Nathan for You' Is a Perfect Indictment of Late Capitalism
There has been a lot of talk these past few years of “Prestige Television.” Personally, I tend to scoff at this generally dumbshit term, which is all too often…
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february 2018
Camera Historica: The Sean Flynn Leica M2 - Japan Camera Hunter
Camera Historica: The Sean Flynn Leica M2 This is a story about a camera, a rather special camera. Every camera has a history, so they say. But it is not all…
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january 2018
Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble
layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid T he sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an…
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january 2018
The Strange Brands In Your Instagram Feed
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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january 2018
The Case for the Subway
L ong before it became an archaic, filthy, profligate symbol of everything wrong with our broken cities, New York’s subway was a marvel — a mad feat of…
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january 2018
The Ice Bowl, The Sneak, And The Family Who Shot The Packers For 70 Years
Courtesy of John Biever It wasn’t just cold at Lambeau Field. With the temperature at 13 below zero at kickoff, and the wind chill at 36 below, Dec. 31, 1967,…
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december 2017
We've Forgotten How To Fear
Illustration by Sam Woolley/GMG Will Leitch, senior writer at Sports On Earth , contributing editor at New York magazine, film critic for Grierson & Leitch ,…
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december 2017
The Nerd King of Home Cooking Sets His Eye on the Restaurant World
This past spring the cook and food writer J. Kenji López-Alt took the stage at Italy’s Teatro Scientifico del Bibiena, in the small city of Mantua, with…
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december 2017
Deliverance From 27,000 Feet
In 2016, three Indian climbers died trying to summit Mount Everest. Two of them were abandoned near the top. This is the story of the quest, a year later, to…
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december 2017
Kristen Roupenian on the Self-Deceptions of Dating
Photograph by Elisa Roupenian Toha Your story in this week’s issue, “ Cat Person ,” is both an excruciatingbad-date story and, I think, a kind of commentary on…
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december 2017
I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had…
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december 2017
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