Meet The USA's Tipsy, Slovenia-Trashing, Bathroom-Snoozing Miss World…

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Remember my encounter with the Miss World ladies? Absent from that group was one Lisa-Marie Kohrs, the U.S. representative. We've learned what became of her that day, and what became of her was a sloppy, jingoistic mess. » 7/02/10 3:15pm 7/02/10 3:15pm

“Have You Had Any Black Girls?” Asked The Afrikaner With The Mohawk

PRETORIA, South Africa — People here keep telling me I look South African. What they mean is that I look Afrikaner. (Yes, I'm white, and I dress poorly.) Looking Afrikaner sucks because inevitably you get approached by scary people who think they've found a fellow traveler. » 6/28/10 2:00pm 6/28/10 2:00pm

The Shrieking, AIDS-Joking, Gulati-Taunting Ugly Americans Of The…

PRETORIA, South Africa — A few hours before the gut-roiling USA victory here, I witnessed a tense moment of another sort when two well-lubricated American yahoos tore into Sunil Gulati, the head of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Here's how it unfolded ... » 6/25/10 3:00pm 6/25/10 3:00pm

A Beauty In Joburg: Watching Slovenia-USA With The Ladies Of The Miss…

JOHANNESBURG — Slovenia-USA had it all. There was the immediate and customary American breakdown. The stirring comeback. A bastard shit evil ref, more evil than that bastard shit Larrionda in 2006. And then there were the Miss World contestants. » 6/21/10 9:40am 6/21/10 9:40am

ESPN's George Bodenheimer Summons The Gods, And Other Tales Of Whoring

NEAR RUSTENBURG / DURBAN, South Africa — Our friends at ESPN treat the World Cup like a luxury safari. A few days ago, I got to see how their leaders rough it. The occasion was a braai, a South African barbecue. But not your typical braai. Think wine and white tablecloth. » 6/17/10 11:30am 6/17/10 11:30am