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.
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.
CultureHow the drag queen Cassandro became a star of Mexican wrestling.
CultureChildren prepare for the most dangerous organized sport in the world: bull riding.
CultureA fourteen-year-old girl named Ashima Shiraishi is making rock-climbing history.
CultureAfter twenty-three years, the Nascar great Jeff Gordon is retiring. His absence will be a tough hole to fill for fans like Carl Kemp—and for a sport that has already watched an era of unprecedented popularity slip away.
CultureNew York was once the world capital of track cycling. Today, only one velodrome remains: the bumpy oval in Kissena Park, which is home to a summer racing series.
CultureElizabeth Streb’s action heroes rehearse “Ascension.”