The Best Stories You've nEver Read #109

Old dogs are the best dogs -- Washington Post & The Week

The Washington Post's Gene Weingarten reflects on how dogs age with dignity and grace and bring out the best in us. 

 

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-- Dick Weiss

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The Best Stories You've nEver Read #108

Tiger's real crime: Not playing the media's game -- Fox Sports

The Tiger scandal has the sports media formng a circular firing squad. Read Jason Whitlock's take, then click the link in his story to read Charlie Pierce's story with another point of view.

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-- Dick Weiss

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The Best Stories You've nEver Read #107

Your brain on GPS -- The Week

In this magazine excerpt from The Walrus, journalist Alex Hutchinson advances the theory that the GPS may be harming our cognitive abilities. 

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-- Dick Weiss

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The Best Stories You've nEver Read #106

"Open" by Andre Agassi -- Sports Illustrated

The retired tennis star invites us to share his demons. Raw and authentic. Agassi collaborated  with Pulitzer Prize winner  and former LA Times reporter J.R. Moehringer on the book.Sports Illustrated provides an excerpt.

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-- Dick Weiss

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The Best Stories You've nEver Read #105

The reconstruction of American journalism -- Columbia Journalism Review

Former Washington Post executive editor Len Downie and Michael Schudson of the Columbia University School of Journalism provide an illuminating and comprehensive report on the current state of journalism. They find reasons for both optimism and pessmism.

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The Best Stories You've nEver Read #104

How different are football and dogfighting -- The New Yorker

Malcolm Gladwell says football may be as bad as dogfighting. He makes a strong case.

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The Best Stories You've nEver Read #103

Technology adds to raucous tradition -- Washington Post

Hate mongering predates talk radio and cable television, but it is perhaps more vicious with the megaphone that is the internet.

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The Best Stories You've nEver Read #101

Radical Honesty -- The Week

Stop and take a deep breath before telling another little lie to make your friends and family feel better about themselves and you. You might be doing everyone a favor by sharing the truth -- even if it hurts. That's what self-styled honesty guru Brad Blanton tells author A.J. Jacobs. Jacobs follows the advice with mixed results.

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The Best Stories You've nEver Read #100

After the fall -- St. Loujis Post-Dispatch

The hometown paper scores with a brilliant and poignant story about the fan who took a header a month ago when he tried to grab a foul ball for his son.

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The Best Stories You've nEver Read #99

Fat rage -- Newsweek

Bias aganst fat people is spiking at a time when more than two-thirds of Americans over 20 are either overweight or obese. It's a form of self loathing. 

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