Topic: Sports

September 10, 2013

... and that's totally okay, and maybe even a good thing for one of the world's greatest (and most complicated) cities.

August 22, 2013

Science has a name for the strange tingly sensation you got while teachers told stories in school: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR. As it turns out, sports has a strange capacity for delivering that very sensation. Just not when or where you might think.

May 7, 2013

In part two of an ongoing series, an Islander fan reflects on the past, prepares  for the future and tries to live in the present.

May 2, 2013

Crowdsourcing the answer to one of the more vexing questions for any writer. With a helpful infographic.

May 2, 2013

The National Jewish Hall of Fame is located in a JCC, on Long Island. It's not anything like Cooperstown, but there's some ragged human magic there all the same. That, and Bill Goldberg wearing tefillin.

April 16, 2013

On not being there, and knowing and not wanting to know, and some other responses evoked by the horror at the Boston Marathon.

April 15, 2013

More than perhaps any other sport on television, golf is a visual experience. It's the same way on an actual course. So why would there even be a radio broadcast of the Masters? And who would've imagined that it would be so illuminating and even fun to listen to?

November 13, 2012

No surprises here. None. 

August 14, 2012

Rick Rhoden had a solid career as a pitcher (and an exceptionally good hitter, as pitchers go) in the Major Leagues. But there was something else, something harder to describe, that places him among Bruce Jenner and Jan-Michael Vincent in the ranks of the world's finest athletes.

August 3, 2012

A teaser from Matt Roebuck's fascinating The Other Olympics—a tour of 13 international competitions ranging from the World Transplant (as in organ) Games to WorldSkills (as in welding and network administration).