Posts Tagged: super bowl

A Super Bowl Preview for People Who Don’t Know Football (2015 Edition)

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Like an all-night rager in the apartment upstairs or a crying infant on a red-eye, the Super Bowl is one of those ineluctable public occurrences that’s seemingly impossible to stop and difficult to ignore.

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“The Only Tamil Rapper”

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NPR titled this interview “M.I.A. On Being Heard,” and they were not joking around. In it, the Sri Lankan-British rapper relates all the things she’s had to do over the years to convince people to pay attention to a woman from an ethnic minority in a foreign country. They include threatening to become a drug-addict […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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If you skipped the Rumpus this weekend to watch the Super Bowl (who wouldn’t after reading J. Ryan Stradal’s guide for people who don’t know about football?), here’s what you missed. A gorgeous Yumi Sakugawa comic called “Of Light.” Another comic, this one about Groundhog Day, by Cassie J. Sneider. Plus some great links from our […]

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A Super Bowl Preview For People Who Don’t Know Football (2012 Edition)

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If Hollywood could cast the Super Bowl teams, it wouldn’t choose most of the guys who make up the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. It also couldn’t invent the stories of how these people got here any better.

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Different Sorts of Rubbish: Super Bowl Edition

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George Orwell would not have liked the Super Bowl. In his 1945 essay “The Sporting Spirit” he writes, “Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting.” Orwell […]

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