Superheroes, Ranked

Earlier today, after Marvel announced plans to release about 837 new superhero movies over the next few years, heated debate broke out among Deadspin staffers over such questions as whether or not it matters that Batman is a crypto-fascist, whether anyone in the entire world will be rooting for Superman in the… » 10/28/14 5:59pm Tuesday 5:59pm

Thrown Is The Only MMA Book Anyone Ever Needs To Write

Nearly no one writes really well about fighting, which I've always thought was less because of the sport itself than because of the institutions around it. Promoters, matchmakers, agents, sponsors, and reporters are, after all, at all times engaged in a conspiracy to deny the essential humanity of the fighters, who… » 10/21/14 4:37pm 10/21/14 4:37pm

This week was pretty laid back in terms of there not being one really big story to worry to death, so that most of our best stuff was a bit weird one way or another, which isn't a bad thing. Our best features, for instance, were Eric Nusbaum turning in a really wonderful dispatch on ping-pong and American identity and » 10/10/14 4:55pm 10/10/14 4:55pm

Here's What I Learned Watching FIFA's Incredible Propaganda Movie

Recently, soccer fans all over the world were impressed to learn that United Passions, a FIFA-financed movie about how wonderful FIFA is starring Gérard Depardieu, Sam Neill, and Tim Roth, had pulled in $200,000 at the box office since it premiered at Cannes in May. This sum may be a bit less than the film's… » 10/10/14 3:45pm 10/10/14 3:45pm