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Masha Gessen: A Life In Seven Forbidden Words

In this adaptation from her Robert B. Silvers Lecture, the National Book Award-winning journalist uses the seven words that Centers for Disease Control researchers were warned to avoid to shape an examination of her own life and her moves across oceans, cultures, and gender boundaries.

Best YA & YYA Lit 1968 (3)

2 months agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow

Robert C. O'Brien's THE SILVER CROWN

Masha Gessen at the NYPL

On Tuesday night, the journalist Masha Gessen delivered the Robert B. Silvers Lecture at the New York Public Library. (The lecture is named for the late longtime editor of the New York Review of Books, for which Gessen often writes.)...Show More Summary

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, NBPA director meet with college commission on one-and-done rule

3 months agoBasketball / NBA : USAToday: NBA

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the NBPA's Michele Roberts met with a new college commission to discuss the one-and-done rule.        

Retired Marine Col. Robert O. Tilley, a recipient of the Silver Star, to be honored in memorial service

Marine Col. Robert O. Tilley, a hero of the Vietnam War who later directed Camp Pendleton’s morale programs for the troops, will be remembered at a December memorial service. Tilley, 79, died on Oct. 18 following a long illness. A special graveside commemoration with full military honors for the...

Dillian Whyte vs. Robert Helenius – Results

4 months agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

By Jim Dower: Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) won a dull pedestrian 12 round unanimous decision over 33-year-old Robert “Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (25-2, 16 KOs) to snatch the vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Show More Summary

Whyte: Helenius Doesn’t Like The Heat – I’ll Cook Him On Saturday

4 months agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

Dillian Whyte says he’s going to make life hell for Robert Helenius when they clash for the WBC Silver Heavyweight title at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Whyte wants to secure a showdown...Show More Summary

Whyte: Wilder is a disgrace

4 months agoSports / Boxing : FightNews.com

WBC #3 heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte says he’s going to make life hell for Robert Helenius when they clash for the WBC silver title at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on… Read More » The post Whyte: Wilder is a disgrace appeared first on fightnews.com.

Robert Helenius: I Will Definitely KO Whyte

4 months agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

Robert Helenius says he’ll knockout Dillian Whyte and ruin his World title dreams when they clash for the WBC Silver Heavyweight title at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Helenius...Show More Summary

Helenius: I will definitely KO Whyte

4 months agoSports / Boxing : FightNews.com

Heavyweight Robert Helenius says he’ll knock out Dillian Whyte and ruin his world title dreams when they clash for the WBC Silver title at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.… Read More » The post Helenius: I will definitely KO Whyte appeared first on fightnews.com.

Whyte vs Helenius in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office

4 months agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

Dillian Whyte will face Robert Helenius for the WBC Silver Heavyweight title at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Whyte made his US debut in August with a 16th KO from 21 wins over MalcolmShow More Summary

Britain's Whyte to face Helenius on Joshua-Pulev card

4 months agoSports / Boxing : BBC Boxing

Dillian Whyte will face Finland's Robert Helenius for the WBC silver heavyweight title on the undercard of Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev on 28 October.

Whyte clashes with Helenius October 28

4 months agoSports / Boxing : FightNews.com

Dillian Whyte will face Robert Helenius for the WBC Silver Heavyweight title at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28. “It’s been a very frustrating few months trying to get… Read More » The post Whyte clashes with Helenius October 28 appeared first on fightnews.com.

Ian Buruma Talks About Launching A New Era At The New York Review Of Books

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Some shoes are harder to fill than others. Robert Silvers.. ran the left-leaning intellectual magazine with single-minded fervor from the time he co-founded it in 1963 until he died at 87 in March. His shoes may as well be Shaquille O'Neal's." But Buruma is up for the challenge, and, as he tells John Williams, […]

Ian Buruma/NYRB profile

Murder in Amsterdam (etc.)-author Ian Buruma was recently named the new editor of The New York Review of Books, succeeding Robert Silvers, and in The New York Times John Williams profiles him and the transition, in Ian Buruma on a New...Show More Summary

Books News: Ian Buruma on a New Era at The New York Review of Books

Buruma has officially begun his tenure at the intellectual magazine, taking over from Robert Silvers, who died in March after having edited it since 1963.

NBA, players union write letter offering players support in social activism

Adam Silver and Michele Roberts co-signed the letter, which was sent to players ahead of training camp

The NBA is encouraging player activism while the NFL is struggling with protest

Adam Silver and Michele Roberts co-wrote a letter to players promoting social awareness and activism. As more professional athletes take a stand for social issues that plague minority communities around the country, the NBA is encouraging...Show More Summary

Ledecky’s String of Individual Victories Ends with 200 Free Silver

By Robert Gibbs on SwimSwam Katie Ledecky received her first individual silver medal at a major international meet after losing the 200 free to world record holder Federica Pellegrini tonight at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Ledecky’s String of Individual Victories Ends with 200 Free Silver

Sheldon Silver conviction overturned, faces retrial

7 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Because jury instructions did not correctly reflect the narrower definition of honest-services law adopted by the Supreme Court in the case of Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, the Second Circuit has overturned the conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver; retrial is considered likely. Show More Summary

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