“Someone has sliced open soccer’s hourglass, and the sand has come pouring out on to the streets.”
Friday, May 23
Saturday, May 17
A profile of Bosnian striker Vedad Ibisevic, who has come home after escaping the war more than 20 years ago.
Thursday, May 15
“Formal bullfighting is an art, a tragedy, and a business. To what extent it is an art depends on the bulls and the men who are hired to kill them, but it is always a tragedy and it is always a business.”
Tuesday, May 13
A Little League season in Camden, New Jersey, where the murder rate is 17 times the national average.
Monday, May 12
Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali, 20 years after their final fight.
Saturday, May 10
The Muay Thai fighters of Klong Prem.
Thursday, May 8
An oral history of the 2002 Western Conference finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings.
Previously: Jonathan Abrams on the Longform Podcast.
Thursday, May 1
On May 16, 1913, after he’d spent years earning a chance at American stardom, Canary Islander shortstop Alfredo Cabrera played his one and only Major League Baseball game.
Tuesday, April 29
Policing Tottenham Hotspur fans.
Monday, April 28
A trip to Turkey for a soccer game between bitter rivals and its accompanying madness.
Sunday, April 27
A profile of the Los Angeles Clippers owner, an oft-sued real estate baron with a documented racist streak and a penchant for heckling his own players, on the occasion of him winning an NAACP lifetime achievement award.