Hollywood Has Ruined Method Acting—Angelica Jade Bastién traces the history and identity politics of a technique that has become so popular among (primarily) the industry’s leading men.
The Glorious Drama of the U.S. Swim Team—Sophie Gilbert relishes the poolside antics that put Hollywood scriptwriters to shame.
The Singular Joys of Watching Ichiro—Robert O’Connell pinpoints the simple elegance of watching the newest member of baseball’s 3,000 hit club.
Their Bodies, Ourselves—Megan Garber identifies the fine balance between femininity and athleticism in women’s gymnastics.
Women’s Softball Needs the Olympics—Chelsea Leigh Horne explains how the sport’s reinstatement for Tokyo 2020 is a significant victory for gender equality in athletics.
The Real Olympic Challenge for American Basketball—Robert O’Connell declares that the perpetual gold-medal favorites are determined to prove they can’t lose.
The Emotional Range of Olympic Hugs—Megan Garber breaks down the various kinds of embraces viewers are bound to see at the Olympics.
The Olympic Quote (That Should Be) Heard ‘Round The World—Megan Garber exposes the gendered double-standards that lurk behind the media’s coverage of female athletes in Rio.