Marc Tracy

Staff Writer

mtracy@tnr.com

Tonight, the NFL Draft begins—in case you hadn’t heard. The cover of the most recent ESPN The Magazine is dedicated to it, and Sports Illustrated likely would have fronted it, too, had the Boston Marathon bombings not taken precedence.

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The New ESPN Ombudsman Is One of Its Fiercest Critics

Robert Lipsyte talks about working inside the belly of the beast

Robert Lipsyte talks about working inside the belly of the beast.

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A citywide lockdown is a certain kind of terror, too.

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Sickly-Sweet Caroline

What makes Boston sports fans so annoying also equips them for tragedy

Sickly-sweet Caroline

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The Fallen Man

Marathons push ordinary people to be extraordinary. One photo from Monday's bombing made that clear.

Marathons push ordinary people to be extraordinary. One photo from Monday's bombing made that clear.

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On Tuesday night the Chicago White Sox, of the American League, were down three runs in the top of the ninth inning when closer Rafael Soriano, of the National League's Washington Nationals, gave up a two-run homer with two outs, bringing the tying run to the plate. That batter flew out, ending the game.

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The Dean of "Dissent"

Michael Walzer on drones, democracy, and his retirement

Michael Walzer on drones, democracy, and his retirement.

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Baby Kristol

Yuval Levin is the right’s new favorite intellectual

Meet Yuval Levin, the right’s new favorite intellectual.

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A piece of March Madness jargon

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The Man With the Kind Face

Roger Ailes wanted a friendly biography. Zev Chafets was just the man for the job.

Roger Ailes wanted a friendly biography. Author Zev Chafets was the man for the job.

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