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Photos: World Cup revelers on Lansdowne Street

Aztec Gino wails on his vuvuzela, and more
Soccer fans celebrate the final game of the 2010 World Cup
By REYNOLDS AVLON  |  July 16, 2010
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Escape from Soccer City

The FIFA complex here is a swishy maze of a mall, all upscale shops and unrelenting fluorescent lights, attaching the hotels to each other before spilling out into Nelson Mandela Square, which is right now dominated by a Sony tent — a 3D World Cup viewin
Outside the World Cup, seeing South Africa in black and white
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  July 16, 2010

The obituary mambo

As some of you may know, on a biweekly basis your superior correspondents chat with former mayor and current local talk radio titan, Vincent A. "The Bud-I" Cianci.
Passings near and far; Huzzah for Harley; Farewell, World Cup
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 16, 2010
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The moron minority

One may excuse idiot bimbo Sarah Palin's violent "lock and load" analogies, because she's the abstinence professor who was so persuasive within her own household that her daughter got knocked up by some hirsute dogsledder whose fake vows of marriage were
A bad choice of words; World Cup trivia; Excess in the US; new pool rules
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 09, 2010
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Ghana baby Ghana

Florida Road is a crowded strip of bars and clubs in Durban, a city on the eastern coast of South Africa.
A Letter from South Africa
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  July 02, 2010
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Sports Blotter: Dead Duck

The saga of the University of Oregon football team grows sadder and sadder.
Oregon's Masoli finally stalls out; plus, a World Cup ambush, and Florida strikes back
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 25, 2010


Courtney Love pricks balls; the Situation just loves em' + GaGa sees dead people + Rivers represents

Courtney Love pricks balls; the Situation just loves em' + GaGa sees dead people + Rivers represents


The boys of Jersey Shore just might have coined a new term: gaydo. Alright, that one's a work in progress, but give us time. The...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  June 23, 2010
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As the World Cup kicks off, Guinness and panic at Ri Ra

World Cup fever has not, exactly, gripped Providence.
 Goooooooool!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 18, 2010

Bandwagon fans gear up

Only after buying a "Beat L.A." T-shirt, methodically checking ESPN for World Cup updates, and watching every installment of the NBA Finals with a religious fanaticism, has the hard truth settled in: I am a bandwagon fan.
Benchwarmers
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  June 18, 2010
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Stark reality

Steven Stark is known to Phoenix readers for his "Presidential Tote Board" odds-making feature, but it turns out that he and his son, Harrison, are also soccer aficionados, having become fans of London side Fulham FC during stays in the British capit
Your indispensable World Cup update
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 11, 2010
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Messi situations

Can’t you just imagine the high-level meetings taking place daily in the British Petroleum war room these days, full of top execs and engineers, neither of whom speak the others’ language, or have even close to the same concerns?
A giant tampon for BP; plus, the World Cup, and a big bash in Pawtuxet
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 04, 2010


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Balls of fire

For one month every four years, the United States — try as it might — can’t impose its vacuous culture on the rest of the planet. The World Cup arrives and the Americans are, at best, an afterthought.
Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG AND LANCE GOULD  |  May 28, 2010

Will this draw the crowds?


Linda Bean's "Perfect Maine Lobster Roll" restaurant has been empty every time I've gone past it since it opened a few months back.Now, the business...
By Jeff Inglis  |  May 18, 2010
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Power outage

Damn it, I want to be optimistic. I have always seen my glass as half full and not half empty. Now I think it’s dry. I’ll check once the lights come on again.
As South Africa celebrates 14 years of post-apartheid rule, AIDS and electricity could spark revolution
By PETER-DIRK UYS  |  April 23, 2008
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Eat, drink, and be a hooligan

It's the biggest sporting event in the world. Six story lines to follow: open wide for some soccer. Don't Mention the World Cup
Twelve places to soak in the World Cup
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 09, 2006
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Fill your Cup

Your chance has finally come to endure a month-long booze-and-soccer bender.
 No matter whose side you’re on, there’s a spot to quench your World Cup thirst.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 1900