Ray Lewis, legendary Baltimore Ravens linebacker and one of the greatest defensive players of his generation, holds nothing back on the state of football as well as his troubled childhood, his rise to athletic greatness, the storm that threatened to ruin his NFL career, and the devastating injury that nearly cost him a final moment of glory.
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Amateurs and professionals studying birds at the end of the 19th century were a contentious, passionate group with goals that intersected, collided, and occasionally merged in their writings and organizations. Driven by a desire to advance science, as well as by ego, pride, honor, insecurity, religion and other clashing sensibilities, they struggled to absorb the implications of evolution after Darwin. In the process, they dramatically reshaped the study of birds. Daniel Lewis here explores the professionalization of ornithology through one of its key figures: Robert Ridgway, the Smithsonian Institution’s first curator of birds.
"Gene Wilder, Star of 'Willy Wonka' and 'Young Frankenstein,' Dies at 83" is from the August 29, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Daniel Lewis and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies at 94" is from the April 30, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Daniel Lewis and narrated by Fleet Cooper.