Kevin Canfield is a writer in New York. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Film Comment, Bookforum, and other publications.


A new book argues that football booster clubs, tax exemptions, and academic hypocrisy have so thoroughly tainted college football that any remedies or reforms may be too late.

Good Fences

There are already 650 miles of walls and other barriers on the U.S.-Mexican border, so it’s not like we don’t know what works and what doesn’t. So let’s get constructive about the construction.

Gun Culture

Selecting one fall day in 2013, reporter Gary Younge exposes the toll of gun violence in the U.S. by focusing on the lives of 10 children across the country who were shot to death.