‘102 Hours in Pursuit of Marathon Suspects’ by the Boston Globe’s Staff

Thought this was a strong, strong piece of reporting by the Boston Globe — which did, really, a near-perfect job covering the Boston Marathon bombing on the whole — that traces the 102 hours officials spent hunting down and nabbing Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Chechens suspected of committing the crime. It reads quickly and...
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How Sports Illustrated Got The Jason Collins Coming Out Story

Click here to read a cool behind-the-scenes look at how SI landed that groundbreaking Jason Collins cover story. Highlights:  At 9 a.m. last Friday the writer Franz Lidz drove to the Los Angeles home of Jason Collins with a completed draft of a story on which the two had collaborated two days earlier. When he...
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Read It: Patrick Hruby’s Story About Medical Marijuana In Sports

Thought this was a solid report by Patrick Hruby for SportsOnEarth about the benefits that medical marijuana could have for athletes:  Guys popped pills, Vicodin and Oxycontin, serious stuff, at first a few and then a few more. Guys took injections, Marcaine and Toradol, potent liquid lifelines that wouldn’t be out of place in a...
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Read It: ‘Allen Iverson, NBA Icon, Struggles With Life After Basketball’ by Kent Babb

Kent Babb at the Washington Post wrote a good story about Allen Iverson:  Three years after Iverson’s last NBA game, the spotlight has shifted from his play to his flaws. His refusal back then to play by society’s rules was seen as an independent player’s quirks, part of the character and the brand, same as his cornrows...
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What It Takes To Be An Author

(Via Life In Publishing, which I just discovered today. Incidentally, I've accomplished nothing so far this afternoon.)
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I Thought What Patton Oswalt Wrote On His Facebook Page After The Boston Marathon Bombing Was Incredible

And what he wrote was this:  Boston. Fucking horrible.  I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.” But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.  But here’s...
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Quote: “Whatever I Was Doing In The Studio Must Be Art”

Via Complex Magazine‘s “The 25 Best Performance Art Pieces of All Time“:  “If I was an artist and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art. At this point art became more of an activity and less of a product.”  — Bruce Nauman, Performance Artist, 1968
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How To Unclog A Toilet

Toilet clogged. Plunging only made stank back up into bathtub. Google. "Toilet auger." What? Google. OK. Wal-Mart. $5.97. Auger-auger-auger. Fail.
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