Wrestling with Iran

Wrestling with Iran

Wrestling is the new ping pong when it comes to U.S.-Iranian relations.

Film: In Football We Trust (snow date, Jan 31)

Film: In Football We Trust (snow date, Jan 31)

An IPS and Indie Lens Pop-Up (formerly Community Cinema) preview screening that intimately portrays four young Polynesian football players struggling to overcome gang violence, family pressures and near poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of professional sports.

Say It Ain’t So

Say It Ain’t So

Playing fair and square has become an exception, rather than the rule, in sports.

Baseball Escapism

Baseball Escapism

It’s a big business, like all professional sports, that uses good old American values to lure customers.

IPS Salutes a Golf Win

The end of Augusta’s men-only membership marked a victory for IPS associate fellow Martha Burk.

Our Ruinous Game

Our Ruinous Game

Football fans have a high tolerance for pain — in others — and show little sympathy for the plight of the players who now are seeking redress for their injuries.

Shocked and Disappointed

Shocked and Disappointed

Walmart’s sales are down because people are skimping on things like milk and food while Saks Fifth Avenue is selling lots of $1,000 handbags and $2,000 suits.

Injustice Department

Injustice Department

Using drugs to help you play a game better isn’t the equivalent of selling crack cocaine to a teenager.

Film: Not Just A Game; Power Politics and American Sports

Film: Not Just A Game; Power Politics and American Sports

Not Just A Game; People, Politics, and American Sports, the powerful new documentary based on Dave Zirin’s bestselling book A People’s History of Sports, argues that far from providing merely escapist entertainment, American sports have long need at the center of some of major political debates and struggles of our time. The result is as deeply moving as it is exhilarating: nothing less than an alternative history of political struggle in the United States as seen through the games its people have played.