The NBA halftime show is a kind of Trojan horse—a secret, strange venue for performance art, hidden at the centre of one of our most mainstream entertainment juggernauts.
From fans to telegraph operators to a troupe of determined players from the Klondike, here’s how Stanley Cup Fever spread across the country.
It’s hard to enjoy baseball if you don’t know what you’re looking for. And the box score teaches you how to do just that.
George Chuvalo lost both of his fights with Muhammad Ali, but went the distance in each match—just a few of the times, in boxing as in life, he was pushed to the brink.
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.
How a Yukon art project became a national phenomenon of sold-out shows, dream selves and subversive sexuality.
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.
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.
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.
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