John Oliver Made His Own Anti-Redskins Commercial

Inspired by the anti-Redskins commercial that premiered during the NBA Finals, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver decided to air his own version of the ad, one that lays out precisely how indefensible Dan Snyder's refusal to change the name of his football team is. » 6/16/14 12:19pm 6/16/14 12:19pm

Unfortunately, you are incorrect. You may have deanimated GIFs (with a hard G), but you have also deanimated" GIFs, pronounced as it's creator intended. I suggest you leave this unintended fix in place because it resolves an issue with the most commonly used animated format (GIF, pronounced "jif"). » 6/03/14 4:39pm 6/03/14 4:39pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates's Essay on Reparations Is A Heartbreaker

A few weeks ago, in the middle of a rhetorical battle he was already very clearly winning, The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates published a long, lovely piece called "The Blue Period: An Origin Story." In it, he remarked that "historians are heartbreakers." I thought of that remark last night when he published a long, long… » 5/22/14 2:42pm 5/22/14 2:42pm

The EPO Attack: Team Gewiss at La Flèche Wallonne in 1994

No, it did not start in 1994, but a race dominating podium sweep by Gewiss at the 1994 La Fleche Wallonne forced riders to stop ignoring what was happening. Dominant riders were left behind and the not-so strong were suddenly superhuman. Favorites simply couldn't keep up, and what was once ignored as limited to… » 4/24/14 12:25pm 4/24/14 12:25pm

La Flèche Wallonne 2014

Marianne Vos is not driving the NASCAR circuit, and not competing directly with the men, but instead competed today in the Flèche-Wallone Femme, which was won Vos' teammate Pauline Ferrand Prevot. The mens winner completed the complete course in 4:36:45 (SPOILER: click on this link if you want the recap). » 4/23/14 12:32pm 4/23/14 12:32pm

The Spring Classics

The 2014 Spring classics are well under way with Milan-San Remo kicking off the season on March 23rd, followed by the Cobbled Classics in Belgium, E3 Harelbeke on the 23rd, Gent-Wevelgem on the 30th, the Tour of Flanders on April 6th, and the Queen of the Spring Classics, Paris-Roubaix, wrapped up the cobbled classics… » 4/22/14 6:00pm 4/22/14 6:00pm

What's The Best Way To Score On Jonathan Quick And Antti Niemi?

Goalie performance is extraordinarily important to success in the NHL playoffs (which began last night, FYI). To get you ahead of the curve, Kevin Woodley of NHL.com has broken down the intriguing "goaltender matchup" between LA's Jonathan Quick and San Jose's Antti Niemi, with the help of some goofy, but useful,… » 4/18/14 5:15pm 4/18/14 5:15pm

Is the Internet Making Us More Unequal? A Q&A With Astra Taylor

Astra Taylor began her career making documentaries about thinkers (Zizek! and Examined Life). Now she's doing the thinking herself. In her new book, The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, Taylor argues the Internet isn't as liberating a force as its initial boosters promised. She's… » 4/16/14 4:21pm 4/16/14 4:21pm