Sports

The Tallest Man on Turf

On levels of fandom, the limits of myth in sports, and why someone would draw 185 portraits of Randy Johnson with no intention of ever selling them.

‘There’s Not One Story That Defines Any One Place’: An Interview with Amber Fares

The director of Speed Sisters, a documentary about female race car drivers in Palestine, on media portrayal of the Arab world, working with an all-female crew, and sports narratives.

The Year in Coming Close

The month that Blue Jays pitchers and catchers reported to spring training marked the first anniversary of my husband and I trying to have a baby.

Ring Leaders: Inside the League of Lady Wrestlers

How a Yukon art project became a national phenomenon of sold-out shows, dream selves and subversive sexuality.

I Hope the Mets Lose Because I’m Queer

The Mets are a long-running dramatic play that has little to do with winning baseball and everything to do with embodying pain. If they win, they’ll experience something their fans rarely do: victory.

Never Sneeze in Front of a Falcon: Three Poems

Three poems found in the real-life remarks of Don Cherry, Charles Oakley, and Ronda Rousey.

Meaningful Games in September

The Toronto Blue Jays making the playoffs for the first time in 22 years provokes the familiar pull of nostalgia, but much has changed for city and team alike.

Notes on a Fan

Remembering Frederick Exley’s Frank Gifford and Frederick Exley’s Frederick Exley.

The Journeywoman

No one ever said being a professional boxer would be easy, but for the sport’s women, it seems almost impossible—and rarely worth it.

Mercury in Gatorade

Despite the rise of analytics in sports journalism, we still talk about basketball as though it’s magic.