Brian Willett
Brian Willett
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Brian Willett is a Federalist senior contributor and the publisher of fwd, a daily tech newsletter. He tweets sporadically @brianjwillett
6 Changes To Soccer That Would Make It Much Less Boring

If the ‘world’s game’ is really so desperate to add America to its billions of fans, it’s going to need to make some serious changes.

To Take The Taste Of Papa John’s Donut Holes Away, Eat Dunkin Donuts’ Donut Fries

Dunkin Donuts’ latest concoction debuted nationwide this month after a test run in Boston and subsequent mild eruption on social media.

The World Cup Is Worth Your Sports-Watching Time This Year

The World Cup’s first round of games wraps up today. If you haven’t been paying attention, you’ve missed out on an exciting tournament.

5 Things To Watch Off The Field During 2018’s World Cup

The 2018 World Cup has the potential to offer as much intrigue off the field as on it. There will be plenty to watch, aside from international relations.

‘Arrested Development’s’ Remix Of Season Four Doesn’t Undo The Original Damage

After the first few episodes of ‘Fateful Consequences,’ I was ready to say the remix redeemed ‘Arrested Development’s’ messy season four. My enthusiasm waned as the season progressed.

Needless Politics Are Distracting From ‘Far Cry 5’s’ True Accomplishment

There’s a palpable disappointment among game journalists that the game didn’t fulfill its potential as a scorching hot take on the Trump era.

‘The Joel McHale Show’ Needs To Work Harder In The Clip-Based Internet Era

Anyone who loved the Joel McHale version of ‘The Soup’ will feel right at home with ‘The Joel McHale Show.’

Russia Is Finally Getting A (Flimsy) Punishment Over Its World Cup Bid

Several leaders from countries participating in the 2018 World Cup finally decided to punish Russia by … not sending government officials to the World Cup.

5 Ways You Can Stay Sane On Social Media

Conservatives are having a fun time complaining about social media and the Internet with the kind of ire they normally reserve for soccer. They should lighten up.

‘Far Cry 5’ Is Shaping Up to Be A Fantastic Video-Based Interactive Game

‘Far Cry 5’ is shaping up to be a Day 1 purchase, assuming it avoids overtly bashing Trump voters and any ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’-style launch issues.

There’s An Existential Problem With Taco Bell’s New Nacho Fries

The fries themselves? Good enough. They’re thicker than most fast food potatoes, but more svelte than steak fries.

If Game Makers Don’t Address Loot Crates, Lawmakers Will

The ESRB’s decision to label video games with paid add-ons essentially does nothing to address the complaint that loot boxes are akin to gambling.

Why Now Is A Great Time For First-Person Shooters

First-person shooter fans have three solid options that each offers an active player base, consistent updates, and no additional purchases required to make the game feel complete.

Research Suggests All Those Soccer Moms Might Have Picked A Dangerous Sport After All

Soccer may be the next sport to deal with the fallout of brain trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy concerns already breathing at football’s heels.

6 Reasons 2018 Is A Great Year To Own A PlayStation 4

For fans of narrative-driven or single-player games, PlayStation excels. And that’s especially true this year

Arby’s Oreo Bites Are Not Anywhere Near Oreo Enough

Similar in design to Taco Bell’s Cinnabon Delights, the Bites are simply dough filled with creamy goo. Where’s the crunch, Arby’s?

Is Blake Bortles Elite, Or Eliter?

Some would say just making a football team in the NFL qualifies one as elite. But others would say that you can’t truly be elite until you’ve won a World Cup.

25 Liberals To Follow On Twitter

It’s almost a new year, and time to diversify your Twitter feed. Here’s a selection of top journalists with lefty views.

Structural Changes For Soccer Are Worthy Goal, But No Guarantee of Success

I’m skeptical of the focus on (mostly European) developmental structures as the cure-all for America’s soccer woes, at least in the short term.

Why You Shouldn’t Buy ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Today

If EA succeeds here, game publishers will feel emboldened to put more gameplay content behind a paywall/grindwall in multiplayer games.