What The Fuck Does This Thomas Friedman Hockey Metaphor Mean?

Thought leader Thomas Friedman of the New York Times has written a column about the Ukraine crisis, in which he argues, well, who knows. A good quarter of it is just an extended excerpt from a 16-year-old interview with George Kennan, who didn't think that committing to wage nuclear war on behalf of Eastern European… » 4/09/14 4:47pm 4/09/14 4:47pm

Was The Figure Skating Fix In? It Probably Didn't Matter.

Russia's Adelina Sotnikova delivered a shocking upset Thursday, when she–not reigning world and Olympic champion Yuna Kim, not former world champion Carolina Kostner, not even 15-year-old Yulia Lipnitskaya, who had been pegged for weeks as the co-favorite–won Olympic gold in women's figure skating. The decision was… » 2/20/14 8:46pm 2/20/14 8:46pm

That Sad Vladimir Putin Photo Is Not From Today

Yes, drink it in. Sad Dmitry Medvedev and sad Vladimir Putin will be one of the enduring images of hockey at these Olympics, given Russia's quarterfinal exit at the hands of the Finns. But despite the photo rocketing around the internet right now, just know that it was actually taken Sunday, during Russia's shootout… » 2/19/14 10:22am 2/19/14 10:22am

Three Reasons 15-Year-Old Yulia Lipnitskaya Could Shock The World

If you'd asked the figure skating hivemind before the Olympics to bet on the results of the ladies competition, 90 percent of the money would have gone on defending Olympic champion Yuna Kim. Kim, the South Korean superstar who cleaned up in Vancouver with a record-high score, has long been considered the reigning… » 2/18/14 6:16pm 2/18/14 6:16pm

Flames and Chaos Erupt in Kiev as 21 Die in Police Raid on Protest

The months-long standoff between Ukraine's strongarm pro-Russian president and opposition protesters in the streets of Kiev, the capital, has turned grisly in recent hours, with 18 deaths reported in clashes between police and the demonstrators. This gripping livestream is being broadcast from Kiev's main square: » 2/18/14 4:29pm 2/18/14 4:29pm