Tag: Germany

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: The Society Islands, ‘The Big Sleep’

Sometimes when an artist is nondiscriminatory with his or her influences, the result is unfocused, muddy, and downright confusing. Many...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Third-Place Game Recap and Final Preview

Uruguay 2-3 Germany The third-place game is FIFA’s way of telling two teams, “That’s OK. We can just cuddle,” and...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup Semifinal 2 Recap

Germany 0-1 Spain The soccer world, including myself, had bought so into this concept of a New Germany – one that reflects a more...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Semifinal 1 Recap and Semifinal 2 Preview

Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands Usually in soccer, the phrase “Let the old defender who played for years in Scotland shoot from...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 21 Recap and Semifinal 1 Preview

Argentina 0-4 Germany Germany might not have played a traditional Teutonic style, but their tactics today were straight out of their...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 20 Recap and Matchday 21 Previews

Netherlands 2-1 Brazil This matchup of two of the most celebrated diving/soccer teams lived up to its billing. It helped that Brazil took...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 17 Recaps and Matchday 18 Previews

Germany 4-1 England This is going to be remembered as the game in which the ghosts of 1966 were evoked as payback in this famous rivalry....

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 16 Recaps and Matchday 17 Previews

My apologies for the lack of updates over the past few days. As much as I love the World Cup, I was on the verge of becoming a full-on...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Recap of Ghana v. Germany and Australia v. Serbia and Matchday 14 Previews

Ghana 0-1 Germany Australia 2-1 Serbia The second set of games of the day were no less thrilling – four teams, all of whom were still...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 12 Recap and Matchday 13 Previews

It’s tough to follow two games simultaneously. Over the years I’ve found that the best way for me to do this is to put the game...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 8 Recap and Matchday 9 Previews

Germany 0-1 Serbia I disagree with the conventional wisdom on the sending off of Miroslav Klose. Yes, it was harsh, but he was already on a...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 7 Recap and Matchday 8 Previews

Argentina 4-1 South Korea Questions about whether or not Maradona could mold this offense into a cohesive unit were answered with another...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 3 Recap and Matchday 4 Preview

Algeria 0-1 Slovenia The things I do for you people. When people talk about why they don’t like soccer, it’s because...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 2 Recap and Matchday 3 Preview

Every Friday throughout the World Cup, WNYC’s excellent Soundcheck program will focus on the music of the nations at the World Cup....

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Soccer, Sports

The World Cup: Groups C & D Previews

Remember that there’s still time to join the Yahoo Fantasy Group for Popdose readers. The password is “popdose.” Group C...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Wither the European Union?

Abraham Lincoln was born 201 years ago last week. He was America’s greatest president because he took charge in a time of crisis, a civil...

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Current Events

John Maynard Keynes, Back in Fashion

Because I’m geeky that way, I’ve been working through Robert Skidelsky’s biography of John Maynard Keynes. In some...