Topic: sochi

February 21, 2014

Some notes from Sochi, including but not limited to happy-drunk Estonians, the Utah Jazz hats of Sochi, a surprise visit by Xzibit, and where snow comes from in 60-degree weather.

February 14, 2014

More updates from Sochi, regarding Canadian media, the heated underground economy in Olympic pins, the persistence of 4 Non-Blondes, and a slogan so spectacularly vacuous that it comes all the way back around to profundity.

February 12, 2014

A frank conversation about Sochi's extravagantly and ridiculously messed-up facilities and logistics, and the numerous and more egregiously messed-up things that explain those more cosmetic problems, and how we talk about all of it.

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 7, 2014

Earlier this year, on the “Today” show, Bob Costas opined that Slopestyle, the Winter Olympic’s newest event, was “just Jackass stuff they invented and called Olympic sports. This was interesting, insofar as Bobby C is the host of NBC’s Olympic broadcast, and it will thus fall on him to explain the ins and outs of Slopestyle to the great unwashed. And so, as a public service, the first edition of the Bob Costas Slopestyle Media Style Guide was born.