A King Crowns the World’s Greatest Athlete

On a sun-drenched July afternoon in 1912, thirty thousand spectators thronged the closing ceremonies of the fifth Olympiad held that year in Sweden’s capital of Stockholm. The event was quite a spectacle, punctuated by pomp and circumstance befitting a royal pageant. The stadium, especially constructed for the games, was electric with excitement. As a chorus of four thousand voices filled...
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Keystone Born, Hollywood Bred: “Movie Buff” David Mallery Reviews the Acting Careers of James Stewart and Grace Kelly

There is magic in the movies. They draw viewers away Рeven if but for a few hours Рfrom mere ordinary, everyday life to see their own experience and the experience of others in a detached but powerful way. Some induce laughter, others bring tears. But audiences seem grateful for the opportunity to know the richness, the complex­ity, and the irony of events without their having to...
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America’s Mecca for Muscle Builders

Every day thousands of travelers – some exhibiting curiosity, others showing pure amusement – zoom by an immense weightlifter revolving atop a commodious but otherwise ordinary corporate office complex flanking Interstate 83 north of York. Many know the giant athlete marks the headquarters of the York Barbell Company, but few realize the company’s significance in the history of...
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