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The Female Gaze of Sally Mann and Kim Kardashian West

In new books, Mann and Kardashian West exploit moments of subjectively felt beauty and power to capture the material world around them—one that is often, by default, represented through a male eye.

How to Fix a Soccer Game

In this excerpt from The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime, Declan Hill investigates the intricacies of match-fixing in soccer: how fixes are arranged, how they’re signalled, and how everyone gets paid.

‘He’s Not Really Here’

My grandfather was gone before he died. Even when I dream about him, I can’t bring the real Bob back.

Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 7: This ‘Strong Woman’ Mould Is Crafted By Dicks

A weekly conversation between an avid Game of Thrones fan, and someone who has actively avoided it until now.

‘If You Stop and Look, You Will Literally Die’: An Interview with Merritt Kopas

Talking to the editor of Videogames For Humans about why mainstream games are bad at sex, how traditional narrative structures fail women, and the weird thrill of dictatorial power.

‘Our Brownness Does Not Belong Here’

How Brown should a Brown person be?

Punk-Rock Comedy in a Late-Night Suit

In praise of David Letterman, the preeminent establishment-backed comedy revolutionary, on the day of his final show.

A Hero’s Just A Sandwich

We may want to have a drink with our idols, but what’s the cost of toasting power?

Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 6: What Is This Show Doing?

A weekly conversation between an avid Game of Thrones fan, and someone who has actively avoided it until now.

The Almost-Villains of the Marvel Universe

Ultron is the most frightening enemy the Avengers have had to face so far, but can an ongoing franchise have a legitimately terrifying villain?