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Posts From Issue Two

Contributor Spotlight: Rachel Anne Jones illustrates Cesc Fabregas

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Rachel Anne Jones has contributed illustrations to the first two issues of XI Quarterly, and with the publication in the midst of our reader drive this month, we wanted to highlight some of the work by our excellent contributors. In that vein, Rachel has shared with us some of her other work. Earlier this month, we shared her …

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Comment Thread: Portraits of African Soccer

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Photograph courtesy of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution   With issue 2 of XI now with our subscribers, we are opening a comment thread for each story in the issue. Today, we focus on “Portraits of African Soccer: A twentieth-century American lens,” a selection of photographs from the …

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Comment Thread: A Curious Outpost

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Issue 2 of XI is now with our subscribers, and we are opening a comment thread for each story in the issue. A day after Club Tijuana played club world champion Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores, we turn our attention to “A Curious Outpost: The Tijuana Xolos, uniting the borderlands,” by David Keyes with photography by …

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Comment Thread: Red Lions and Black Widows

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In honor of issue 2 of XI making its way to our subscribers, we are opening comment threads for each of the 11 stories in the issue. Today’s entry is Chris Gaffney’s “Red Lions and Black Widows: The life of Taiwan’s 1997 Player of the Year.” As an ex-pat living in Taiwan, Gaffney yearned to play …

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Comment Thread: The Games That Weren’t

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Issue 2 of XI is now with our subscribers, and we continue our series opening up comment threads for each of the stories in the issue. Today, we turn to Tom Dunmore’s “The Games That Weren’t: America’s false starts on the way to international soccer.” Tracing the history of the establishment of the first U.S. national team, …

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Comment Thread: Preston’s Plan

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As you may have heard, issue 2 of XI is now with subscribers, and we are opening the comment sections for all of the stories in the issue. Today, we focus on Brian Blickenstaff’s article “Preston’s Plan: The heartstopping road to Darmstadt,” featuring photographs from Tom Sekula. The article profiles Preston Zimmerman, a native of Washington …

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