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Midweek Books: Political futebol at the World Cup

TweetOn Wednesday I highlight noteworthy new sports books, with links to reviews, interviews and other information about the subject and/or author. * * * * * * * * Several new books written in the recent context of Brazilian citizen protests against the backdrop the World Cup (as well as the 2016 Rio Olympics) have understandably […]

Coming this week: The run-up to the World Cup

Tweet The World Cup is only 12 days away. I’ll be taking a closer look at the books above during the coming week, as I publish a series of posts delving into the literature, art, music and culture surrounding the world’s largest sporting event. Most of these posts will be focused on the culture of […]

Rio’s iconic Maracanã closes for World Cup overhaul

TweetThe club that calls the Estádio do Maracanã home tried to keep it open, but the famed Rio de Janeiro stadium that played host to the 1950 World Cup final has shut its doors for the next two years while it’s upgraded as the finals venue for the 2014 World Cup. The Maracanã once could boast of being the […]