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  • Letters: Inspired by Diana Nyad

    Letters: Inspired by Diana Nyad
    Re "She reaches Florida and a dream," Sept. 3 "You're never too old to chase your dreams." Wow. It was great to read this quote from Diana Nyad and see her on the front page. Her journey — swimming from Cuba to Florida on her fifth attempt at...
  • At 64, Diana Nyad proves that age is just a number

    Last month, some publications proclaimed a trio of young female swimmers the stars of their sport after the teenagers set world records at the FINA world championships in Barcelona, Spain. But Monday, it was 64-year-old Diana Nyad who captured the...
  • Pictures in the News | Sept. 3, 2013

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, swimmer Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 110-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Strait without the security of a shark cage. Koshigaya,...
  • Letterman: Top Ten Thoughts Going Through Diana Nyad's Mind While Swimming From Cuba To Florida

     
    Related: Jellyfish Falls Short Of Dream To Kill Diana Nyad (The Onion)...
  • Nyad comes ashore and bah!-portunity knocks

     
    Wednesday's print column Photos by Andrew Innerarity, Reuters See entire photo gallery here An open letter to the board of directors, Cynics United for Sanctimony and Snark: I beg your forgiveness. Monday was nuts. It was a holiday, of course.......
  • Diana Nyad to meet skeptics of record swim from Cuba

    Diana Nyad to meet skeptics of record swim from Cuba
    U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad plans to meet a group of fellow endurance swimmers to answer skeptics about her record-breaking crossing of the Florida Straits last week. Some long-distance swimmers have taken to social media and blogs to discuss...
  • The Week in Pictures | September 2 – 8, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Leaders of the G20 nations made progress on tightening up on multinational company tax avoidance,  but remain divided over the Syrian conflict at the summit in Russia. President Obama used the...
  • Exercising into old age

    Exercising into old age
    To 63-year-old Greg Cooke, seeing Diana Nyad this month become the first person to complete a 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida was nothing short of awesome. Nyad is, after all, just a year older than Cooke, and she reminded him of what is possible. "I...
  • ArcLight Docu Fest Opens with 'Let the Fire Burn'

    ArcLight Cinemas will host its third annual Documentary Film Festival from Oct. 9 to 13 at the theater's Hollywood location. This year's fest received more than 250 submissions -- its highest to date -- including movies screened at Sundance, Tribeca...
  • Arclight Cinemas Documentary Film Festival set for Oct. 9-13

    Arclight Cinemas Documentary Film Festival set for Oct. 9-13
    The third Arclight Cinemas Documentary Film Festival, which showcases the work of independent filmmakers, opens Oct. 9 in Hollywood with the Tribeca Film Festival winner, "Let the Fire Burn." Directed by Jason Osder, "Let the Fire Burn" chronicles the...
  • Katy Sorenson, president, The Good Government Initiative, University of Miami

    Katy Sorenson, president, The Good Government Initiative, University of Miami
    Last week: Organized librarians and Miami-Dade citizens convinced the County Commission to stop the ill-advised plan to gut the library system by cutting hours and librarians. Budget crisis averted, but [only] postponed. The fact is libraries are not just...
  • Michael Ryan, mayor, Sunrise

    Michael Ryan, mayor, Sunrise
    Last week: Diana Nyad. Cuba. 110 miles. Young-at-heart, no matter the age of a body. This story was so much more than just the endurance of an inspiring figure, and overcoming fear, past failure and ignoring those would have said it could never be done...