Articles by Benjamin Markovits
Her work, in spite of all the prizes, has sometimes been accused of cuteness or sentimentality—but her artful play with symbols suggests something more complex than that
Benjamin Markovits / March 4, 2020
Games, like sport, operate according to subtle moral codes
Benjamin Markovits / January 29, 2020
What will replace it? "Feetball"
Benjamin Markovits / December 10, 2019
They are unimaginably distant figures whose reigns and lives still somehow revealed something about our own
I've written several novels about athletes—writing about winning and losing is the most difficult part
The idea that objective reality will help people come to some kind of agreement is nice—but flawed
Who’s the best worst player you can get?
I'll be cheering on Tiger Woods at the Open—and so will you
In sport the only thing that works is constant, relentless, completely excessive effort and concentration. And sometimes that doesn’t work either
Benjamin Markovits / May 8, 2019
Watching sport is like eating fibre—it does no harm and it cleans out the system