Episode 26: Sportsball feat. Catherine Addington & Sergio Bermudez

In the second part of our conversation with Weyward Podcast, we get into the ethics of sports “solidarity” in dictatorship conditions, why everybody lost their mind when Messi got tattoos, and more. Special feature: I go on a tangent about how marginalized people love the Eucharist that is basically an ad placement for Eve Tushnet atContinue reading “Episode 26: Sportsball feat. Catherine Addington & Sergio Bermudez”

Dios y los Diez: The Mythologization of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi in Contemporary Argentina

Argentine soccer players Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi have been subject to similar cultural phenomena, from national identity politics to Catholic imagery, despite wildly contrasting personal contexts. Their subjection to the tropes in question is not an overwhelming natural outpouring of the sport, the country, or the players themselves, but a function of cultural expressionContinue reading “Dios y los Diez: The Mythologization of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi in Contemporary Argentina”