Previously forbidden websites are becoming available to Chinese "netizens." Is it distraction or empowerment?
Mourning the passing of a 1970s singer whose "Synthetic Substitution" became one of the most frequently sampled songs of the '80s and '90s
A video that shows "what could have been" at the end of the month-long tournament
With the end of the tournament comes post-futbol depression. Guest blogger Pete L'Official on how to cope.
Celebrate this summer with Jazzy Jeff's grilling tunes by day and Geko Jones' funky cumbia by night
The young, fast, and unpredictable German game was not enough against Spain's precise, pinball-torture pass patterns
The World Cup turned into an American story, not a soccer one. What happens now that the team has been eliminated?
Soccer has long united the continent, but the solidarity melts away without the sport
A meditation on the engrossingly hideous, lavender-and-orange kicks every World Cup player seems to be sporting
An examination of what makes the country's squad so exciting to watch
"Les Bleus" are out of the World Cup, and their loss is being blamed on everything from immigration to the team's racial composition
ESPN commentator Alexi Lala distinguishes between the "human heart" and the "soccer heart." Does that make any sense?
What do soccer players do when they're not on the field? Not much—and it's starting to get to them
Many people in the U.S. have embraced "liberated fandom": supporting teams from other countries. What this says about where the planet is headed.
The Cup is a chance to look at American culture, not inwardly, but as part of and connected to the rest of the world
FIFA hoped the former South African president would be the symbol of this year's tournament, but the ubiquitous horns have dominated the conversation
A video of the players working out in Johannesburg illustrates why the team is the most novel underdog in the tournament
A meditation on the style of the the national team of the Netherlands, the "finest footballing nation to never win a World Cup"
This year's tournament will be marked by the sound of the vuvuzela, a horn that is popular among South African soccer fans