If Amy O’Leary describes a piece as “crazy fantastic digital storytelling” —


— you can bet it’s true. And so it is, with “My Travels with the Curse of Maracaña,” a 2014 “World Cup Special” for the New York Times magazine, by visual storyteller Cristoph Niemann and Times graphics/multimedia editor Jon Huang. It’s a fantastic blend of narrative, animation, still photography, and data visualization on Brazil’s World Cup curse. Experience it here. A visual excerpt:


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