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Soccer on the subway

From The New Yorker’s excellent book blog, The Book Bench…(this is one of my go-to blogs now)

9:45 A.M., Manhattan-bound D, Pacific to West Fourth. Young woman wearing red bandanna, light striped cotton T-shirt, and loose blue jeans, cuffed at the ankles. Smear of red lipstick. Intermittent scowls fail to cease even when acquiring a prime rush-hour seat. Green Crocs ventilate her feet. Large white plastic headphones hover over her ears. Just begun: a clean sepia paperback copy of Franklin Foer’s “How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization.” A glare, as though longing to kick something.

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