Posts Tagged: World Cup

World Cup Slaves: A Rumpus Roundup

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Earlier today, the United States Attorney General charged 14 FIFA officials with 47 counts of corruption, racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering. FIFA is the international association that oversees football (soccer), including the World Cup. Pundits have already begun to ponder what these corruption charges mean for upcoming World Cups in Russia (2018) and Qatar […]

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J.K. Rowling Inks World Cup Potter Story

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The Quidditch World Cup Final is the pretense for Harry Potter’s latest adventure, a 1,500-word story available to subscribers of Pottermore, Rowling’s fan club website. “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites,” is written like a gossip column from the Daily Prophet, the wizarding world’s newspaper of record. Electric Literature says the story featuring the thirty-something characters is likely […]

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More on Brazil

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Politicians have given into the demand that sparked Brazilian protests, lowering bus fares from 3.20 reais back down to R$3.00 (about $1.60 back down to $1.50), massive protests continue throughout the country. The New York Times has a good summary of what’s going on, while The New Inquiry has some excellent analysis. Though transportation fares were the catalyst for […]

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