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Young Filmmakers Initiative romanticizes soccer in New York City

The NYFEST creation provides support for aspiring filmmakers in middle schools across NYC In 2016, NYFEST (New York Film and Entertainment Soccer Tournament) partnered with the City of New York Department of Youth and Community Development to create the Young Filmmakers Initiative (YFI). YFI’s goal was to grow the creative ambitions of young aspiring filmmakers in …

Howler is looking for a few good editorial assistants

FIFA has generously allowed us to recruit outside of the transfer window Let’s work together (Powerhouse Museum) What does an editorial assistant do? Editorial assistants write for whatahowler.com and pitch in with the production of Howler Magazine. We ask that editorial assistants pitch and write one piece per week for the website while helping out with …

The most magnificent own goal you might ever see

Who hasn’t dreamed of scoring a bicycle kick in a cup match? Even better—from a tight angle, and into the side netting. Adrien Gulfo of Pully Football did just that. Against his own team. Oh well. Strip out the sound and play it for your grandkids, Adrien. Nobody has to know. https://medium.com/media/30dac58b887dae9b646f8b01d0f1c29f/href

You don’t rap the knuckles on the Hand of God

Cheating isn’t always immoral by Ivan Lopez-Muniz | illustration by Wesley Allsbrook (Colorsport / Andrew Cowie) Gino, an Italian waiter at a restaurant I frequent in Miami, was a youngster in Napoli when Maradona played for the city’s soccer team. He says he attended every match. A few months ago, on the 30th anniversary of the Hand …

When Luton won the League Cup, then dropped out of the league

This day in football history (RobbieG1/Flickr) On 5 April 2009, Luton Town won the Football League Trophy in extra time over Scunthorpe, capping a run of last-gasp heroics for the Hatters in the tournament. The run of good fortune did not extend elsewhere, however, as Luton Town finished the season at the bottom of the English …

Where have all the hard men gone?

How soccer somehow became less beautiful when its ugliest players disappeared by Kevin Alexander You knew them by the way they tackled: human cannonballs barreling through legs like they were duckpins. You knew them by the way they looked: hulking beasts with close-shorn haircuts, like bouncers on the midfield line deciding when to snap the …