of the greatest, most epic weapons wielded in fiction, whether on the
page or on the screen, were swords. This is a poster collecting some of
the coolest, showing just how far you can stretch the idea of a super
pointy stick when physics isn’t holding you back. Can you name them all?
An exuberant Anthony Rizzo is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated commemorating the Chicago Cubs’ World Series win. Rizzo’s exuberance is certainly justified by the 108 years it took the Cubs to secure a World Series championship, which they finally did in the early hours of Thursday morning with an 8–7, extra inning victory over the Cleveland Indians after a rain delay. (Al Tielemans)