Monthly Archives: February 2014

On Sochi

At about 4pm on Sunday afternoon, 11 hours before the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, the 2 year-old waved at the television, exclaiming “Bye bobsled! Bye Olympics!” And like that, a fortnight of television viewing filled with … Continue reading

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Weakness Leaving the Body

Potential taglines for the premiere episode of Esquire’s ‘Friday Night Tykes’, a documentary series focusing on four teams in the ‘rookie’ program of the Texas Youth Football Association, a competition for 8-9 year olds: “If you don’t push your kids, … Continue reading

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They Love This Game

Various schoolyard cliques have become stereotypes for a reason. Most schools have their jocks, their plastics, their disenchanted emos and their wallflowers. There is one group, though, who are far less celebrated by Hollywood or recognised by their peers and … Continue reading

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