Monday, December 1, 2014

Hockey Night in Canada: How CBC lost it all   

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David Shoalts, writing for The Globe and Mail: The victors strode into the CBC’s Toronto headquarters at 250 Front St. West on June 1 in an especially humiliating denouement for what was left of the public network’s sports department and … Continue reading →

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout   

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Gretchen Reynolds, writing for The New York Times Magazine back in May 2013: Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research … Continue reading →

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rams Cut Michael Sam   

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Ken Belson, writing for The New York Times: Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an N.F.L. team, was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday. The move came as teams across the league reduced their squads … Continue reading →

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Michael Sam drafted by Rams   

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Nick Wagoner, reporting for ESPN: Michael Sam made history Saturday afternoon, as the St. Louis Rams made him the 249th overall choice in the 2014 NFL draft. The Missouri defensive end becomes the first openly gay player to be drafted … Continue reading →

Monday, April 7, 2014

11 Board Games for Adults   

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Dylan Matthews, writing for Vox, the recently launched site from Ezra Klein et al.: More specifically, “Euro games” — the term gamers use for German-style board games that emphasize strategy over chance and generally revolve around managing scarce resources — … Continue reading →

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Onewheel   

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The Onewheel, a self-balancing electric skateboard that was recently funded on Kickstarter, is what the Segway should have been: it has all of the convenience without any of the geekiness. I think this would be a great way to commute … Continue reading →

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Russian TV Viewers Didn’t See That Olympic Ring Fail At Sochi Opening Ceremony   

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Nataliya Vasilyeva, writing for the Associated Press, as published by The Huffington Post: Russian state television aired footage Friday of five floating snowflakes turning into the Olympic rings and bursting into pyrotechnics at the Sochi Games opening ceremony. Problem is, … Continue reading →