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The former Daily Show correspondent takes his act to HBO.
For two weeks, the 55-year-old British writer Geoff Dyer lived aboard the USS George H. W. Bush as it patrolled the Persian Gulf. Dyer, a somewhat gangly, weak-stomached slacker type, makes his way through the ship with the help of a cast of steely-eyed pilots, chefs, and fitness instructors – offering sophomoric asides and potluck insight into the humanity inside this floating war machine. Here, from the resulting book, Another Great Day at Sea, are snapshots of Dyer's time at sea.
Adrien Broner has been so busy comparing himself to Floyd Mayweather, buddying up with big-name rappers, and posting clips of his strip club exploits that the one thing the pro boxer might have forgotten to do is prepare for the biggest fight of his life.
After last year's tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon officials scrutinized the past associations of the Tsarnaev brothers, including Tamerlan's martial arts gym. The Wai Kru MMA gym has shed members, lost money, and fought to shake off its association ever since. The gym's hope now lies in a 5' 7" 171-pound fighter, John "Doomsday" Howard and his coach, the rattled, but optimistic owner John Allan.
In 33 years as a Greenpeace captain, Pete Willcox has battled environmental offenders around the world. He has occupied a Turkish power plant, was nearly blown up by French operatives, and, most recently, landed in a Russian prison for protesting Arctic drilling. Even he admits it might all be a lost cause. But he's not about to quit now.
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