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Can Brazil Regain Soccer Glory With Beauty Over Brawn?

The World Cup ends Sunday with the Germany-Argentina match. Brazil finished its run in the tournament Saturday after two consecutive losses that have set off some national soccer soul-searching.

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The Sunday Conversation

Soccer's Racism Problem In Need Of Follow-Through

Retired U.K. player Jason Roberts grew up facing racism on and off the pitch. More recently there have been efforts to combat discrimination, including at the World Cup, but he says it's not enough.

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Deceptive Cadence

Richard Reed Parry Turns Musicians Into Metronomes

On the Arcade Fire member's solo classical debut, the body drives the beat — not the other way around.

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