World Cup

Costs of hosting next summer’s World Cup are expected to top $13 billion, a figure that’s criticized by citizens who say the country should be spending money elsewhere. The main points of the protests are summarized in this short video by Brazilian filmmaker Carla Dauden, entitled “No, I’m not going to the World Cup.” Read more...
Sunday Gramophone - Rodrigo: Concierto Aranjuez - Regino De La Maza, Guitar - Ataulfo Argenta, Conductor -1947 Spanish Columbia
(Ataulfo Argenta - milestone recordings - desert island discs - a career way too short) [media id=17500] Since Spain won their very first World Cu Read more...
Oracle Paul the Psychic Octopus predicts a win for Spain. However, having been in Amsterdam during Holland's amazing win over Brazil last week, I Read more...
Newstalgia World Week - July 5 - 9, 2010
Comparatively speaking, this second full week of July was a little calmer than previous weeks. Maybe the scorching heat wave on the east coast, maybe Read more...
Newstalgia World Week - June 28-July 2, 2010
It was a week of spin, shock and spy charges with not a dull moment in sight. The week began with England's loss to Germany at the World Cup and conti Read more...

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Alicublog: Right-wing bloggers versus gay pride. Distributorcap NY: Packing them in at the Supreme Court. Poor Man Institute: Toilet trained a Read more...
Here's a video that's a mash-up of reactions from USA soccer fans from around the country watching Landon Donovan's incredible winning goal again Read more...
[media id=17292] The USA gets a stunning goal by Landon Donovan to defeat Algeria in extended play and the USA wins their group for the first time Read more...
This game will determine if we move on. There are a few ways for the USA to advance to the knock out round of sixteen, but the best thing that can Read more...
Newstalgia World Week - June 14-18, 2010
A busy week for floods, riots, apologies and team sports. Aside from our own goings on with the everlasting Gulf of Mexico catastrophe and mumbled "so Read more...