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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)
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)
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