Topic: Russian Machine Can Sometimes Break

February 10, 2014

Our Sochi correspondent checks in with sketches on living, working, slurping eel soup, and destroying bathroom doors at the Winter Olympics.

February 20, 2013

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals seem a lot further from their years of happy near-transendence than they actually are. With both wins and the old joy now scarce, it's worth wondering why a great team and its great player have gotten so dull and so serious, and what got lost in the pursuit of a Stanley Cup win.