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I Love Watching Soccer

The essence of my love of soccer is best summed up in how it is played, of course, but also in how the game is communicated to us on the TV screen.

Ladies Of My iPod

There are those titans of our music-listening devices, the artists we’ve listened to so many times we’re embarrassed to tell anyone just how many (126 listens to Lauryn Hill’s “I Used to Love Him”? Am I diseased?).

Chasing Pavements

“Pain has no memory,” one half of my favorite coaching team used to say. She was the mother figure on my high school team, and her husband was the disciplinarian. Our home course was Primrose Hill, the top of which provided a view of most of London.

20 Things You Don’t Have To Do On The Internet

You don’t have to explain or apologize for the fact that you only started watching The Wire in 2011 or Breaking Bad in 2012, or that you have no interest in watching either of those shows, or, for that matter, Downton Abbey, Mad Men or Girls.

I Love Pregnant in Heels

The show is full of that tiddlewinky Bravo interlude music that is supposed to indicate an awkwardly funny moment, or just an awkward moment, but what the show is really trying to do is create a very steep arc out of relatively flat situation.

Island Time

My father, or more specifically this trip with my father, was my first education in the ways of men, or most men I have known. He had his own agenda; I was just invited to share it.

A Play-By-Play Of A GOOD Magazine Founder’s Now Infamous Email

The email doesn’t tell us the whole story, but it tells us a lot about Goldhirsh, about a CEO’s relationship (or lack thereof) with his employees, and how out of touch he appears to be. Not that that’s uncommon for a CEO, but it is surprising to see in a person with the philosophy that Goldhirsh had when he (naively, but admirably) launched GOOD six years ago.

Drink Every Time Someone On TV Drinks

Mad Men may have opened the doors to a new style of on-screen drinking, borrowed from actual drinking habits of the 1960s, but the recession made it ever more acceptable for dramas, particularly workplace dramas, to portray drinking in all the ways that Donald Draper and company do.

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