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Eliud Kipchoge Breaks the Two-Hour Barrier in the Marathon

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Ed Caesar on Eliud Kipchoge, who ran a marathon in less than two hours at the Prater park, in Vienna, Austria.
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Kipchoge's sub-two hour marathon like landing on the moon

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Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours, stretching the limits of human endeavor and passing a milestone few thought could be reached for decades if at all.
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WNYC Is Dropping ‘New Sounds’ After 37 Years. Musicians Are Mourning.

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John Schaefer, the longtime host of “New Sounds” on WNYC-FM, at Lincoln Center in 2011. The station said the show would go off the air at the end of the year.

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What You Actually Said on Your First Day as a “French-Speaking” N.Y.C. Tour Guide

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Rajat Suresh writes a satirical translation of what a New York City tour guide who doesn’t speak French as fluently as advertised actually said to a French tour group.
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"everyone dresses up in clothes."
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“Joker” Is a Viewing Experience of Rare, Numbing Emptiness

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Richard Brody reviews Todd Phillips’s “Joker,” which stars Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro and is so vast and pervasively cynical as to render the viewing experience even emptier than its slapdash aesthetic.
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cjmcnamara
9 days ago
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"joker ... imitates the notion of adding substance" dang caustic
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rocketo
9 days ago
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““Joker” reflects political cowardice on the part of a filmmaker, and perhaps of a studio, in emptying out the specifics of the city’s modern history and current American politics so that the movie can be released as mere entertainment to viewers who are exasperated with the idea of movies being discussed in political terms—i.e., to Republicans.”
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That’s so Craven

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The defining characteristic of Donald Trump is the comprehensive absence of loyalty and trust in his relationships.
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cjmcnamara
12 days ago
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but this title
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