The national pastime may be past its time. But those who think it’s boring need to think again.
Lawsuits over players’ brain injuries have some saying football is dead. In fact, it has dislodged baseball as the national pastime and will remain America’s passion for decades to come.
Sweden seems to be an egalitarian, feminist utopia. So why are American women ahead of their Swedish counterparts in breaking through the glass ceiling?
Jonathan Last’s recent book gives an incisive analysis of the plummeting U.S. birth rate's key economic effects.
If students could complete their education a year faster, the many benefits would include increased personal wealth, decreased government spending, and more sustainable entitlement programs.
For a long while we have not been seeing college basketball at its best — the coaches are unpleasant and the most talented college-age players aren’t playing college ball. Still, I’ll be watching a goodly share of March Madness.
What to think when a player looks like a rocker, a Fiat mechanic, a cable guy, a terrorist — anything but the very competitive athlete he is.
I have never failed to be moved by Grand Central’s incomparable (and irreplaceable) architectural grandeur.
Is a genuine sports hero possible in our fallen but oh-so-very-knowing times?
Jocks sometimes rise to genuine athletic distinction, but they are not artist athletes, who comprise a different, more elevated category altogether.
This question has no easy answer. It is so difficult that more than reason is required in its service.
I have but one love in sports and it is an unfortunate one. I love Northwestern football.
We’re living in an age of transition, and no one feels the sense of transition more strongly than a couch potato as one sports season slides into another.
A snake has been let loose in the autumn Saturday and Sunday afternoon Edens of those couch potatoes among us who love to watch football.
The grave yawns, the economy is in the tubes, the world generally is in peril, yet, upon realizing that there is a game tonight, my heart takes a small but genuine jump.
Fifth-class player that I was, I seem to have retired from tennis, roughly half a century ago, just in time.
Roger Scruton on the possibility of renewal in urban America and why China’s urbanization is one of the great ecological disasters of our time.
The idea of a smoking lounge immediately under 7 million cubic feet of flammable gas should seem ludicrous. But it wasn’t.
Middle America is a clear picture of how much the basics matter: Cost of living, job quality, schools, and opportunities to develop the right skills for the best jobs.
What’s striking in thinking about class differences in the age of Titanic is not the similarities to inequality in our own time, but the chasm.