Performers

Running from the Dark

“I run to silence the voices that haunted my brother and sister.”

May 09, 2017
A Bed of Fists: On Playing Soccer in Moscow

“Flying into Putin’s Russia on a tourist visa with my soccer gear hadn’t seemed utterly daft.”

Mar 07, 2017
Dance: On Ballet and Impossible Love

“I am here to learn the language, to learn how it feels in the body to dance.”

Feb 22, 2017
Playing the Goon

“Basketball, the game I loved, legitimized a transformation I didn’t welcome.”

Nov 17, 2016
Journalism and Jiujitsu

The gentle arts of a dictatorship.

Oct 21, 2016
Minor Gains

“You have to require an effort of your muscles that pushes them to the edges of their power.”

Oct 20, 2016
There Is No Violence Here

“It wasn’t fair, that his brute force dominated everything.”

Oct 11, 2016
View From the Football Field; or, What Happens When the Game is Over

“The only future is the one right in front of you.”

Sep 15, 2016
The Surf Cure

Getting diagnosed—and treated—for chronic Lyme disease was an exhausting and endless ordeal. Only one thing helped.

Sep 06, 2016
Shooting in the Dark

“Basketball gave me an identity completely severed from my family.”

When I Was a Runner

“I never found a replacement for running; I know I never will.”

Jan 19, 2016
Division

“I will tell myself again that no one can run this far.”

Sep 30, 2015