Monday, April 29, 2013

Jager, Solinsky Headline Stanford Marks

Sunday evening, Evan Jager and Chris Solinsky were the big stories for KIMbia out in Palo Alto at the Payton Jordan Invitational. Jager narrowly missed getting the win in a hot 5000, but still notched a major lifetime best. Ben True won to continue a torrid streak in which he was sixth at World Cross — but Jager took him to the wire, clocking a 13:14.60 to place second by just fourteen-hundredths of a second. The mark erased our resident steeplechase specialist’s previous PB of 13:22, set back in 2009 at the US Championships.

Meanwhile, Solinsky made his return to big-time competition after two and a half years of rehabbing his leg and rebuilding his fitness — and delivered a highly encouraging performance. Read the full article

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Thomas Friedman in the New York Times


Having gone through a brutal attack in 2001, New York and its citizens have been quick to rush to the side of their neighbors a few hours up the Atlantic coast. It’s particularly touching to see this considering the largely antagonistic relationship NYC and Boston typically enjoy: as a Midwest transplant who came to college in New York during the thickest part of the modern Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, it was impossible for me to miss. Now New York Times stalwart (and fellow East Coast resident) Thomas Friedman writes on the need to keep our chins up — as Bostonians, and Americans: Read the full article

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dennis Lehane in the New York Times


Author Dennis Lehane has made his bones by writing stories about trauma tearing Boston communities apart — his novels Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone each inspired Oscar-nominated movies and attracted some of our finest actors who recognized Lehane’s touch with human experience and emotion as fertile grounds for a career-defining performance. Yet these explorations of tragedy in his hometown have only fortified his belief in Boston’s resilience, a sentiment he captures beautifully, writing for the New York Times: Read the full article

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Comedy Central Making Us Laugh

The Colbert Report delivers some heartfelt quips, bound to put a smile on your face, even in the wake of tragedy…
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Charles Pierce of Grantland


Charles Pierce of Grantland is one of the finest writers handling sports these days. I think of him sort of carrying the torch of freewheeling-yet-direct observational and humor-laden pop-sports writing — a less “beat”-y Hunter S. Thompson, if you will. More importantly he’s got Boston running in his veins, as a former writer of the now defunct Phoenix. He penned an excellent piece that finds relief Read the full article

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