The World Cup’s most compelling drama

Russia is hosting this year’s World Cup — what could go wrong? Your complete guide to corruption at the 2018 men’s World Cup in Russia. Did Russia steal the World Cup? Long before anyone had heard of Christopher Steele or a “pee tape”, there was an investigation into FIFA corruption. David Runciman reviews The Fall of the House of Fifa by David Conn. A look inside a corruption investigation involving soccer’s biggest players: An excerpt from Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's

Paper Trail

Editorial and administrative staff at the Washington Post have written an open letter to owner Jeff Bezos “asking for fairness for each and every employee who contributed to this company’s success.” The letter outlines concerns about a lack of raises, job security, and unfair demands on laid-off employees. “Please show the world that you not


The Roots of the Alt-right

Mike WendlingDuring the last presidential election cycle, you may have read reports describing the alt-right—a loosely organized group of anti-PC, anti-feminist, race-obsessed online warriors—as a strange, newly

Daily Review

You Say You Want an Evolution

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was not a flop when it came out. It was a big hit and ended up the highest-grossing film of 1968. It was especially popular with acidheads and pot smokers, science geeks, budding filmmakers, and people under forty in general. The critics in New York, however, all hated it (except for Penelope Gilliatt in the New Yorker), and it had not done well in preview screenings with studio execs and celebrities, who found it boring and confusing. Those preview screenings and early reviews have become part of the film’s legend. People love to remember how the snobs got it wrong.


Porochista Khakpour

Porochista Khakpour’s memoir, Sick, is a deeply powerful and harrowing odyssey through the most profound mysteries of mind and body, as Khakpour explores the roots of a chronic illness that has no clear beginning or end.


Bookforum: "Bleeding Hearts"


Excess—The Factory

Leslie Kaplan

Below is an excerpt from Leslie Kaplan's 1982 fiction of the French factory revolts. For more on the book, recently released in an English edition (translated by Julie Carr and Jennifer Pap), see Jason E. Smith's review in our special summer issue, 1968 Now.