Popaganda: Sports and Capitalism

The Olympics kicks off this week in Rio de Janeiro, amid protests over its high costs and impact on Brazil’s poorest communities. While sports represent our cultural values and tie in closely to our identities, it’s not hard to see how sports from the college level to the Olympics... Read more »

A Bold New Memoir on Dogsledding, Adventure, and Life on the Ice

“Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube” is author Blair Braverman’s stunning reflection on working as a dogsledding tour guide.  Read more »

New Documentary "Keepers of the Game" Highlights an All-Native Girls Lacrosse Team

Keepers of the Game blends a traditional sports-film narrative with issues of identity, history, and assimilation. Read more »

Foul Play: How Colleges Screw Over Female Coaches

A new investigation reveals how NCAA schools discriminate against women in athletics. Read more »

In Federal Discrimination Complaint, Women's Soccer Stars Demand Equal Pay

Even the country's most famous female athletes have a hard time getting equal pay for equal work. Read more »

Which Companies Got Called Out for Sexist Super Bowl Ads?

From Snickers to Hyundai, some ads fell flat for feminist Super Bowl viewers.  Read more »

Backtalk: Super Bowl & Iowa Caucus

This week, we chat about why the Super Bowl may be worth watching (hint: Cam Newton). While Black athletes make up two-thirds of NFL players, Newton is only the sixth Black quarterback to make it all the way to the Super Bowl. Then, they get into why Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are... Read more »

Meet NYC's Latina Skate Crew Brujas

In many ways, the Brujas skate crew encompasses a spiritual practice. “Practicing magic and practicing skateboarding are really similar because it’s all about your energy, intention, and personal perspective,” says skater Arianna Maya Gil. “For a lot of people, it can serve as a vehicle of healing... Read more »

While Sports Are Rife With Homophobia, Queer Athletes and Fans Find a Home in Women's Soccer

Women's soccer has a huge LGBT fanbase. Die-hard Boston Breakers fan Steph Yang explains what women's soccer is doing right.  Read more »

Before Serena Williams, There Was Champion Tennis Player Althea Gibson

A new documentary remembers champion tennis pioneer, who was proudly assertive on the court and off.  Read more »

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