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Past articles by Matt:

How to Pull Off 'The Full Granite'

It's time to fix a critical oversight in American politics. → Read More

I Cosplayed Newt Gingrich

What it's like being a nerd at the Comic Con of politics. → Read More

I Cosplayed Newt Gingrich

What it's like being a nerd at the Comic Con of politics. → Read More

New York Fashion Week Weighs In: Is Donald Trump’s Hat Hot, or Not?

Donald Trump says his “Make America Great Again” cap is “the hottest fashion item there is.” Do the experts agree? → Read More

Donald Trump's New Hat, Now With More Trumpisms

Donald Trump just debuted a new white hat that is bound to take on a life of its own. → Read More

Why Is John Kasich Taking So Long? Shia LaBeouf Says, 'Just Do It'

An unannounced presidential candidate + a green-screen pep talk = this video. → Read More

George W. Bush: 'I'm for Mitt Romney'

Mitt Romney has the support of George W. Bush. "I'm for Mitt Romney," Bush told ABC News this morning as the doors of an elevator closed on him, after he gave a speech on human rights a block from his old home - the White House. Bush's endorsement isn't a surprise, given that Romney is virtually the Republican Party's nominee. But the 43rd president has been absent from the 2012 campaign and… → Read More

Goodbye World Cup

Goodbye World Cup, goodbye Brazil, Goodbye elite Germans who went for the kill. Goodbye Rio, goodbye São Paulo, Goodbye U.S. men's team that we'll always follow. Goodbye Messi, goodbye Hulk, Goodbye those knockoff jerseys I bought in bulk. Goodbye Dilma, goodbye Blatter, (Both are corrupt, especially the latter.) Goodbye stadiums whose construction was bungled, Goodbye Luis Suárez and other predators… → Read More

In A Favela, As Brazil Loses, The Fireworks Show Must Go On

The most confusing part about Brazil’s pathetic loss to Germany was why the fireworks didn’t stop exploding in the favela. During any Brazil match, the streets in this country are empty — in any city, Brazilians either watch in bars or in their homes. The Vila Kennedy favela, with its steep [...] → Read More

When Brazil Beat Chile

The dozens of Brazilians who fit into the bar in Salvador all watched on one TV, a small flat-screen hanging from the ceiling. They had watched in disbelieving relief as Chile nearly knocked them out of the tournament with a shot that banged off the crossbar. And now they had [...] → Read More

Brazil's Billion-Dollar Boondoggle

I know Forbes loves stories about billionaires, so here's one about the most disgusting billionaire in Brazil -- the national stadium in the capital, Brasilia. Brazil's national team arrives here today for their match Monday against the worst team in the World Cup, Cameroon. They'll play in the brand-new stadium built just [...] → Read More

The Friendliest World Cup Game Ever? In The Stands With The Ivory Coast

Earlier I wrote about my frantic hunt for the elusive Ivory Coast fans who flew to Brazil to back their team in the World Cup. At the match on Thursday, I found a couple of them — orange needles in a yellow haystack of 68,000 people cheering for Colombia.   Richard Djerehe [...] → Read More

Ivory Ghosts: My Insane Wild Goose Chase To Find The Traveling Fans From Africa

Colombia plays Ivory Coast today in Brasilia, and it’s a battle for the top of the group. Both teams won their first match, and the winner today will probably move to the knockout round.   For the past four days Brasilia has been swarming with yellow, blue and red. Thousands of Colombians [...] → Read More

The Last-Minute Shopping List For The Ultimate Brazil Fan

Here in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, it's a big day. Joe Biden is here chilling with Dilma. And the Brazilian team is playing their second match of the World Cup. The entire month during the World Cup is a holiday for most Brazilians. Offices are closed and the streets are [...] → Read More

Brazil Won The First Match, But They've Already Lost the World Cup

Two Christmases ago, I visited Brazil to begin researching a project about the way soccer begets daily life in the most soccer-hungry country on Earth. Back then, many Brazilians brimmed with anticipation for the World Cup; today, promises that were revealed to be empty have turned some Brazilians against their [...] → Read More

The Greatest Fans on Earth

A startup soccer team in Dortmund once gave the steelworkers and coalminers of this hardscrabble German city something to live for. A century later, their die-hard descendants are still bleeding black and yellow. → Read More