Other Men’s Wives, and More

Other Men’s WivesThe Sydney Morning Herald

“I am not sure when I decided that the loneliness of going out with married women, the sense of being invisible that I experienced when I met their husbands, and the sense of not being able to plan my schedule because I was always waiting for small windows of availability, all became too much.”

Working Anything but 9 to 5The New York Times

“But Ms. Navarro’s fluctuating hours, combined with her limited resources, had also turned their lives into a chronic crisis over the clock. She rarely learned her schedule more than three days before the start of a workweek, plunging her into urgent logistical puzzles over who would watch the boy.”

The Killing of Sammy YatimToronto Life

“The death of Sammy Yatim unleashed a torrent of anti-police outrage. For most Torontonians, the video was the verdict. But what really happened on the Dundas streetcar that night? The untold story of the cop who pulled the trigger—and why.”

Suicide, a Crime of LonelinessThe New Yorker

“We lionized Robin Williams for the manic gleam in his performances; at his best, he was not only hilarious but also enchantingly frenzied. There are very few people who have that kind of wild energy who don’t dip the other way sometimes. It often seems as if those who are most exuberant experience despair in proportion to their joy; they seem to swing wildly about the neutral average. Not always: some people are like Bill Clinton, who appears to have sustained a level of hyper-engagement that never lapses into withdrawal or dysfunction. But not very many.”

Victorian Strangeness: The cyclist chased by a lionBBC

“Let’s start with the plus points. He had a good run out. He got plenty of fresh air. He saw a splendid sunset. And he had an invigorating cardiovascular workout too, although that brings us neatly to the main minus – that he was chased relentlessly for two miles by a ravenous lion.”

Professor Burt Grantland

“Satisfied that he’s made his point, Burt Reynolds walks back to his chair. Once the biggest movie star on the planet, these days Reynolds can usually be found here, in the Mirror Ballroom on the second floor of Lake Park Town Hall, teaching South Florida actors everything he’s picked up in an almost 60-year career.”

The New Face of Richard NorrisGQ

“For fifteen years, Richard Norris had a face too hideous to show. Then, one day, a maverick doctor gave him a miracle too fantastic to believe. Richard got a face transplant, a new life, and a new set of burdens too strange to predict. What’s it like to live with a face that wasn’t yours—and that may never quite be?”

Photo courtesy of Steve Bennett

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