My friend and colleague Ian Chillag likes to write up a LBRR — or Long Boring Race Report — after some of his races. I do so here, in the Runner’s World RW Challenge blog. I also address, kinda sorta not really, the world shaking controversy caused by the last post.
I was honored to serve as the host for the Third Coast Audio Festival Awards this evening. You can hear all of the award winning documentaries at ThirdCoastFestival.org – I especially recommend the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award winners. I opened the ceremony with the following remarks on radio, after the jump.
We went to see Cyrano at the House Theater of Chicago, and loved every second. It’s (to paraphrase William Goldman) just the good parts — no politics, no manifestos, no De Guiche, just lots of swordfighting and lovelorn poetry. It’s highly recommended, and everybody anywhere near Chicago should go see it. And my old friend Sean Pfautsch gives the best performance as Cyrano I’ve ever seen. Really.
But it began a discussion with my daughters, which resulted in these Theorems, in re: Mr. De Bergerac. Continue Reading →
Mitt's finest moment may well have been telling Brian Mooney of The Boston Globe that, when he was doing his Mormon mission in France, he really wanted to be fighting in Vietnam. In other words, rather than pestering wine-growers in Provence, Mitt really wanted to be humping the pig across the Central Highlands. This is so stupefyingly fraudulent as to be goddamn close to immortalCharlie Pierce
For a number of years, Charlie Pierce blogged about sports for the Boston Globe. This was fine, as Charlie is a very good and knowledgeable sportwriter, but now he has left the Boston Globe to blog about politics for Esquire. The sound you hear is the tubes of the internet snapping from the heat, like telephone cables in a forest fire.
PS: Charlie will still be writing about sports for Grantland.com. There is no net loss of Charlie, as George HW Bush might have said.