SportsWilliam Finnegan discusses his reporting on the best surfer in the world, Kelly Slater, and how his revolutionary wave machine both advanced and disrupted the surfing industry.
SportsProfessional billiards players and champions discuss some of the most impressive, regretful, and triumphant matches of their careers.
SportsThe McElrath twins key us in on what makes them the best of the best.
SportsThe video-assistant referee is a new addition to World Cup rules. Here we look at some famous calls that might have gone another way, if V.A.R. had been available.
SportsTo draw in a new generation of athletes and spectators, music with lyrics will be allowed at this year’s Winter Games.
SportsWe take a look at some of the nation’s most devout sports fans.
PoliticsIn an N.F.L. season marked by President Trump’s attacks on football players who have “taken a knee” during the national anthem, a collaboration with Retro Report explores the legacy of dissent in sports.
Sports“We unite to oppose those who would deny our basic freedoms.” The Seattle Seahawks and others explain why they took a knee.
SportsIn 2016, Brian Anderson publicly revealed that he’s gay, becoming the most established athlete in his sport to do so.
CultureMembers of a martial-arts academy demonstrate self-defense moves for our Health, Medicine, and the Body Issue.
CultureIn Cuba, where women are banned from competitive boxing, a thirteen-year-old girl steps into the ring.
CultureBrandon Armstrong hilariously mimics basketball’s biggest stars.