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Weekend Reading: Tornadoes, Con Men, and Bullying

At The New Yorker, we have a tradition called “weekend reading.” Every Friday afternoon, a stack of manuscripts arrives in your office or inbox—wonderful works of fiction,…
PUBLISHED: May 11, 2012
LENGTH: 1 minutes (450 words)

Competitive Jump Rope: Born in the Inner City and Bred in the Suburbs

Perched on the gym bleachers, Taryn Marriott bounces her knees up and down in a nervous trot, her eyes wide with fear. "I just want to get a medal," she says. The 8-year-old is bean-sprout thin and…
AUTHOR:Lisa Rab
PUBLISHED: May 8, 2012
LENGTH: 3 minutes (950 words)