Brian Willett
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Brian Willett is a research assistant for The Transom and the publisher of fwd, a daily tech newsletter. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama. He tweets sporadically.
5 Video Games I’m Looking Forward To In 2017

2017 looks like it’s going to be a good year for video games.

FIFA’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Unsurprising World Cup Expansion

FIFA wants to water down the World Cup tournament by expanding it from 32 to 48 teams starting in 2026.

Buy ‘Rogue One: Scarif’ If You Can Handle The Frustration

Those who have seen ‘Rogue One’ should appreciate the recreation of the Scarif DLC from ‘Star Wars Battlefront,’ despite its flaws.

Play ‘Hitman’ If You Like A Game Of Patience

‘Hitman’ shines as a game of orchestrated accidents. A botched surgery, exposure to a virus, a car mishap. This requires plenty of trial and error. Yet the need to reload doesn’t grate.

Emergency Message To All College Students Regarding Electoral Assault

Many of you suffered first- and second-degree election results last week. This is not your fault.

12 Reasons Donald Trump Is A Bluth From ‘Arrested Development’

Remember ‘Arrested Development’? Well, the Bluth family is back, except in real life, embodied in Donald Trump. Behold the evidence.

‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Is The Most Frustrating Game I Can’t Stop Playing

‘Battlefront’ succeeds as a fun, engaging immersive game that scratches the Star Wars itch. But little maddening and avoidable issues hold back what could have been a great game.

Bob Bradley Earned His Premier League Shot

While Bob Bradley arrives in the Premier League using a decidedly different route than most coaches, he’s proven himself at the minimum capable of handling whatever’s thrown at him.

9 Signs You Shake Hands Like A Girl

New research finds millennial college men have weaker hands than their fathers. Are you one of these wimps, and why?

‘Angie Tribeca’ Will Meet Your Comedy Needs

‘Angie Tribeca,’ while spoofing police procedurals broadly, more uses the genre as a vehicle to deliver farce.

‘BoJack Horseman’: Anthropomorphized Calvinist?

This show represents total depravity and the God-shaped void better than just about anything else I’ve seen.

Fire Jurgen Klinsmann Already

We’ve spent $12.5 million on U.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann, and we have no progress to show for it.

A Guide To The Best Soccer Viewing You’ll Get All Year

The Copa America Centenario and the European Championship will provide 84 combined games. Some days in June will feature 6 to 10 hours of international soccer.

News 2017: Nation Fractures In Fourths

The country literally divided after the political convention disasters of 2016.

A Love Letter To Taco Bell

How do I love thee, Taco Bell? Let me count the ways.

The FIFA Sting Is Soccer Lovers’ Fault

Why do we have to read about the feds using Capone-esque tactics to nab corrupt FIFA officials?

Summer: One Of The Last Vestiges Of A Patriarchal Society

The summer season and most of its traditions limp along as some of the few surviving totems of a decaying male-oriented construct called culture.

Celebrate America: Watch Today’s World Cup Game

Soak in the World Cup’s chanting and singing, not from a marching band or a Jumbotron, but from the guy next to you wearing the American flag as a cape.

Romneycare Supporter Ann Coulter Is 100% Wrong About Soccer

People who don’t care about soccer’s World Cup sure seem to take great pains to make sure everyone knows it.

A Beginner’s Guide To World Cup Soccer

If you can watch just one soccer match per day, pick these.