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09 Miscellaneous

The Agony and the Lack of Ecstasy of Rooting for the Bills

January 17th, 2013

This coming weekend will be thrilling—and potentially heartbreaking—for fans of the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, and Atlanta Falcons, the four teams vying to advance to Super Bowl XLVII, which will be played on February 3 in New Orleans. As for me, I haven’t had a thrilling football weekend this millennium. See,… Read This Article »

The Unsung Heroes of the Balkan Wars

April 8th, 2012

Twenty years ago last week, Serbian snipers fired on a crowd of unarmed demonstrators in Sarajevo, launching a brutal siege that brought ethnic violence in the Balkans to menacing new heights. In the two decades since, attention has understandably focused on the deeds of the architects and perpetrators of the Balkan wars. Confronting the truth… Read This Article »

Saluting Roger Federer

June 9th, 2009

In case you were too busy watching the Sunday morning news shows, Roger Federer won the French Open yesterday, tying Pete Sampras’ record of fourteen career grand slams and solidifying his claim to being the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer’s victory over Sweden’s Robin Soderling was not an exciting affair – he won… Read This Article »