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Geoffrey Gray

  1. Ken Thompson Was a Prosecutor Who Rarely Forgot Where He Came FromA prosecutor born in the same kind of city housing projects, with their cycles of violence, that he spent his time in office trying to clean up.
  2. r.i.p.
    A Bullfighter’s SacrificeMatador Victor Barrio, who was gored to death on Saturday in Spain, was one of the courageous few who still dream of being, and train to become, bullfighters in a modern world that rejects them.
  3. the sports section
    How Muhammad Ali Became a BoxerA lost bike, a sense of justice, and an early glimpse of showmanship.
  4. Can Wawrinka Make Federer 2nd-Best Swiss Player?The former doubles partners face off in the U.S. Open semi-finals Friday.
  5. the sports section
    Stan Wawrinka Is Tired of Being the Second-Best Swiss Tennis PlayerHe’s on the brink of tennis greatness, and he’s hoping to prove it to himself — and everyone else — at this year’s U.S. Open.
  6. the sports section
    New York City’s Public Tennis Courts Aren’t Getting Much LoveAfter a huge dip in the number of players, city officials are looking for ways to win them back.
  7. the sports section
    Meet the Artist Responsible for Painting the Mayweather–Pacquiao Ring MatSponsors have paid $12 million for their logos to appear on it.
  8. the fight
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. Has Fragile Hands — But He Keeps Them Under WrapsHis corner is experimenting with secret medicines and high-tech gauze.
  9. It’s Not Easy Being Floyd Mayweather’s Personal Chef“If Champ wants a meal at three, four, five, six in the morning, I have to be ready for that.”
  10. sweet science
    Freddie Roach Has a Plan — Well, AlmostFreddie Roach sees weakness. If only his back were feeling bette r…
  11. the criminal justice system
    Ken Thompson’s Mission for Racial EqualityA goal that just happens to boost the district attorney’s political profile. 
  12. debuts
    Holocaust Survivor Debuts at Lincoln CenterEmily Kessler usually plays her mandolin for groups at community centers. Up next, an audience of 3,000.
  13. the sports section
    10 Ways to Make the Next Great American Tennis StarTop players and coaches offer ideas.
  14. Coming Soon
    Oui, Chef: A New York Pioneer Finally Gets Back in the KitchenThirty-five years after blazing a fine-dining trail downtown with Chanterelle, David Waltuck will open élan this summer.
  15. Interviews
    Food, Porn: Hanging Out at a Sex Museum With the Most Famous Chef in the WorldFerran Adrià has something on his mind.
  16. Curd Appeal
    Urban Culture: Meet Jos Vulto, NYC’s Newest Cheese-World LegendJos Vulto went from aging cheese under the Williamsburg sidewalk to seeing his creations grace the menu at Gramercy Tavern — though he never set out to make cheese at all.
  17. High Standards
    No Slice for You: How Rockaway Beach Got Its Very Own Pizza Nazi“We call him the pizza nazi because it’s his way or the highway.”
  18. source material
    Meet Jordan Belfort, the Real Wolf of Wall Street“Making money is so easy,” Belfort says. “It really is. It’s not hard to do.”
  19. The Wolf of Wall Street Can’t SleepYou can see why Leonardo DiCaprio wanted to play Jordan Belfort in the movie.
  20. Don’t Trust the CIA When They Tell You “It Was Not A Missile”TWA 800 / Off Long Island / 1996
  21. boxing
    Fighter Who Walked Out of MSG Is Still in ComaMagomed Abdusalamov suffered a stroke after walking out of Madison Square Garden on his own two weeks ago.
  22. Crime Scenes
    ‘Devil’s Fruits’: The 12 Most Heinous Truffle AtrocitiesSome of the most abhorrent truffle-related misdeeds, ranked from least egregious to most.
  23. the sports section
    A Brain-Damaged Fighter Walked Out of MSGDisfigured and woozy, he took a taxi to the hospital.
  24. crimes and misdemeanors
    Eight Cold Cases That Still Haunt the NYPDEven with the Baby Hope mystery wrapped, dozens of others still stump the city’s gumshoes.
  25. Profiles
    Wild Man: Meet New York’s Hottest Cider ProducerAndy Brennan started making hard cider because it was cheaper than buying beer.
  26. Rants
    Why Menus Suck — and 5 Ideas to Improve ThemRestaurants are better than ever, but menus are still terrible. Here’s how to fix them.
  27. the sports section
    U.S. Open: Can Gasquet and Wawrinka Break the Mind Barrier?The lesser-known men’s semifinalists at Arthur Ashe this year have a history of blowing big matches.
  28. Out of StyleOn the hunt for my grandfather’s lost tuxedo.
  29. A-Rod Juices Up Legal Team With High-Powered Private Eyes Who Worked for DSKCan’t hurt …
  30. 73 Minutes With Scott StringerPlotting a win against Eliot Spitzer with New York’s would-be comptroller.
  31. politics
    Will Courts Stop Brooklyn D.A. Joe Hynes’s CBS Show From Airing? [Updated]CBS is scrambling to save ‘Brooklyn D.A.’
  32. Keeping Up With Joe HynesThe Brooklyn D.A. gets his television show.
  33. “Ed Really Was Not So Much a Politician As an Institution”Mario Cuomo on an old foe.
  34. gun control
    Do Democrats Need to Like Gun Lovers?Before the party can pass gun control, Charles Schumer says, they’ll have to warm up to gun lovers like him.
  35. 97 Minutes With Grace MengCelebrating the festival of lights with New York’s first Asian-American congresswoman.
  36. Neither Bullets Nor BladesYet paramedics were still busy on the NYPD’s historic day.
  37. Shut-inMemories for company on Grand Street.
  38. ‘Where Was My Mind Wandering?’In the perfect sky of Roger Federer’s tennis world, something has been amiss. And only he can find it.
  39. carl kruger
    Before He Was King: Carl Kruger’s High-School Yearbook PhotoMeet the teenaged Carl Tack.
  40. King Carl of CanarsieThe gothic saga of Brooklyn power broker Carl Kruger, a state senator who loved a gynecologist and his family so much he was willing to sell h […]
  41. john haggerty
    John Haggerty Gets Up to Four Years for Swindling the MayorA colorful sentencing featuring ex-New York A.G. Dennis Vacco.
  42.  78 Minutes With Victor ConteShaking out prefight jitters with the Balco ringleader and his new boxer protégé.
  43. Gold, Recovery ofThe Towers’ buried treasure.
  44. cold case
    DNA Test Negative for D.B. Cooper Suspect; a New Sketch EmergesWith limited samples, eliminating suspects through DNA evidence is just as hard as finding them.
  45. cold case
    The Curse of D.B. Cooper: Why the Latest Break in a Legendary Skyjacking Case May Not Pan OutThe FBI has a new suspect and a “most promising” lead, but veteran followers of the 40-year old case have heard such talk before.
  46. pirates
    Whale Wars Captain Paul Watson Embarks for LibyaBattling blue fin poachers in the no-fly zone.
  47. seal team sex appeal
    SEAL Team Six Author Is Very, Very Popular Right Now, But Not With His MomOn a break between interviews No. 67 and 68, Howard Wasdin talks about his fortuitously timed memoir, and why it has him feeling a little guilty.
  48. osama bin killed
    Former NYC Antiterrorism Big: Look for Al Qaeda Retaliation ‘in the Next Three to Six Months’“Basically, what we’ve done is taken away the image they are most proud of, the face of the franchise so to speak, and now they have to regroup to keep their image alive.”
  49. The Invisible ScentHe’s built a career concocting high-concept fragrances like “Wet Mitten” and “Clean Baby Butt.” Now Christopher Brosius is attempting his next […]
  50. parks and rec
    City Quietly Doubles Cost of Annual Tennis PermitsIs this really necessary?
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