A journey into the world of Italy’s racist soccer thugs.
Wednesday, June 5
Jonathan Abrams covers the NBA for Grantland.
"Players know that with the stories I do I'm not trying to burn anybody. I'm trying to tell a story for what it's worth and be honest to that person. ...That's one of my main goals, that you know why this person is [a certain] way when they step on the court. You know why Monta Ellis is going to keep shooting the ball. You know why Zach Randolph is such a gritty player. What these guys have gone through growing up, it materializes in their game."
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A murder case involving two young, privileged New Yorkers rivets the city.
Tuesday, June 4
How to drive across America in less than 32 hours and 7 minutes.
In the ’50s and ’60s, the Reverend Will Campbell marched with MLK Jr. and worked to desegregate the University of Mississippi. Later, broke, he took a job as Waylon Jennings’ roadie and occasional spiritual guru. Afterward, his ministry grew even stranger and more itinerant.
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To celebrate the collection—and pay homage to post-Sandy Coney Island—Warby Parker teamed up with director Cass Bird to stage a boardwalk dance-off:
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On the dangerous glut of visitors looking to conquer Mt. Everest, where there is sometimes a two-hour wait to climb the Hillary Step.