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The Die-Hard Chicago Bears Fans Who Watch ‘Very Cavallari’ Every Week

As far back as he can remember, Adam, a 40-year-old Chicago native, has watched every Bears football game. But since last year, he’s got a…

Wide Receivers Are Divas. But Why Is That a Bad Thing?

It was spectacular timing — the “only in America” kind — that in the midst of a roiling controversy over his fight with Ben Roethlisberger…

At the Gym With a Couple of ‘American Ninja Warriors’

I’m about to attempt an extremely makeshift Mount Midoriyama course at Pittsburgh Kettlebell & Performance, a small gym where elementary school teacher and two-time American…

An Oral History of ‘Taxicab Confessions’

I watched Taxicab Confessions for the first time in my mother’s basement while home on break from boarding school in 1995. I remember dutifully keeping…