Topic: Identity

December 9, 2013

After a life spent wandering the world, looking for the things one wanders the world looking for, a Saudi-born, Canada-raised Indian in Australia finds a sort of homecoming in cricket.

April 15, 2013

Jeremy Lin has proven that he belongs in the NBA. But what does the greatest Asian-American basketball player of all time mean to Asian-American basketball players, and Asian-American hoops culture?

January 14, 2013

One way or another, it appears likely that the Sacramento Kings are leaving the city they've called home since 1985. There's a deeper sense of loss, then, alongside all this familiarly Kings-ian losing. But there's also and already the sense that the Kings never quite happened in the first place.

June 25, 2012

Many of the fans at Euro 2012 are there to cheer for players wearing the uniforms of their home country. But for those who found themselves in the Ukraine without any nationalism-related rooting interest, the Euros offered a unique and frankly kind of weird opportunity to try different national soccer identities on for size.

June 4, 2012

A quarterly catch-up with the multi-talented, multi-dimensional, multi-sport Noah Davises currently making moves on the court, the diamond, and as eccentric neighbor Victor Valasco in a local production of "Barefoot In The Park."

April 18, 2012

The first in an occasional series of cocktails inspired by sports-related things touches upon the mixed-up/fully swizzled case of the pitcher once known as Fausto Carmona, but adds scotch.

December 19, 2011

In world soccer, stereotypes of national style serve as crutches for casual observers. The Germans were long considered to be masters of joyless, mechanical soccer, with function not just dominating form, but leaving it for dead. Yet watching them over the last 18 months has been a revelation as they’ve lately, and quietly, broken with their mold. “Classic" Germany is dead, and pleasingly so

December 6, 2011

The last decade has seen an explosion of gay sports bars in America's large cities: Crew in Chicago, Gym Bar and Boxers in New York, Woofs in Atlanta, Sidelines in Ft. Lauderdale, and more. These bars are a coming out party for a long-standing subculture of out fans—and athletes—that have been trapped between competing stereotypes for decades. And on the business front, their success is undeniable.