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When Princeton Ruled Football

newyorker.com — John McPhee on the era of Dick Kazmaier and his own experience as an unofficial Princeton football mascot: "Aged eight, I was promoted to a position on the field. Every fall day after soccer, I went down the street to university football practice and hung around my father, the trainers, the coaches, the team."
Sep 01, 2014

RT @tommytomlinson: This little essay by John McPhee on Princeton football is smart, dry-witted, perfect. newyorker.com/magazine/2014/… (via @williams_paige)

Sep 01, 2014

This little essay by John McPhee on Princeton football is smart, dry-witted, perfect. newyorker.com/magazine/2014/… (via @williams_paige)

Sep 01, 2014

RT @williams_paige: "Unbalanced line, unbalanced mind" MT @jeneps Reminds me I'm happy to read anything McPhee writes newyorker.com/magazine/2014/…

Sep 01, 2014

Reading this piece reminds me that I'm happy to read anything John McPhee writes newyorker.com/magazine/2014/…

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The Book That Got Teaching Right

newyorker.com — In the course of a few decades, I became separated from my copy of "Up the Down Staircase," Bel Kaufman's classic novel about a New York City schoolteacher. So after Kaufman died, in July, at the age of a hundred and three, I felt compelled to reread the book.

Amiri Baraka’s Life-Changing Jazz Writing

newyorker.com — I owe the late Amiri Baraka an apology, and I wish that he were here for me to tell him. A few years ago, posting about the ten books about movies that changed my life, I added a few books that aren't about movies but that changed the way I thought about them.
Sep 01, 2014

My Mortal Enemy, A Moveable Feast, the Republic, The Gay Science, The Ghost Writer, newyorker.com/books/page-tur… (#10 minus dictionary) The Lover.

Daily Cartoon: Monday, September 1st

newyorker.com — "I'm the Labor Day Fairy, and I'm here to teach you the true meaning of collective bargaining."

The Jennifer Lawrence Leak: Who Is at Risk Now?

newyorker.com — How does one describe 4Chan? Once an anime-themed image-sharing Web site, 4Chan has become a home for all sorts of graphic, disturbing, and offensive images and- as David Kushner writes in this week's magazine -a breeding ground for the anarchic pranksters who helped to form the hacker group Anonymous.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @NewYorker: Following the latest celebrity-photo leak, @jaycaspiankang asks: Who is at risk now? nyr.kr/W3lGNP

Sep 01, 2014

RT @nxthompson: “People don’t realize how much of themselves they’re giving to Apple and potentially to hackers.” newyorker.com/tech/elements/…

Sep 01, 2014

RT @nxthompson: “People don’t realize how much of themselves they’re giving to Apple and potentially to hackers.” newyorker.com/tech/elements/…

Sep 01, 2014

RT @jaycaspiankang: wrote about the celebrity leaks and the possible security implications. newyorker.com/tech/elements/…

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How Staten Island Is Fighting a Raging Heroin and Prescription-Pill Epidemic

newyorker.com — Joseph D'Agosto, a paramedic with the Fire Department's 23rd E.M.S. Battalion, on Staten Island, is the best person in New York City. During his twenty-four years on the job, he has saved many lives-"hundreds, probably," he says. D'Agosto is known throughout the department as an instructor in emergency medical techniques.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @NewYorker: New York City is the heroin capital of the country, and the epidemic has hit its most tranquil borough the hardest: nyr.kr/1q1lnzg

Sep 01, 2014

Drug overdoses recently overtook car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the US rdd.me/xidmeovd

Sep 01, 2014

New York City is the heroin capital of the country, and Staten Island is the epicenter nyr.kr/W3314d #longreads

Sep 01, 2014

RT @NewYorker: Can Staten Island’s middle-class neighborhoods defeat an overdose epidemic? Ian Frazier investigates: nyr.kr/1q1lnzg

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