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The Ballad of Daniel Antopolsky


Last year, Daniel Antopolsky went to Nashville to make his first album, recording 11 songs of the hundreds he’d written over the past 40 years. The sessions had been scheduled for the prior year but one of his favorite chickens on the farm where he lives in Bordeaux fell ill, so he put off the trip to care for her.

Selected Stories

The Gridiron Workout, Grueling but Invigorating

Making Noise about Keeping the Decibels Down

A Hip-Swiveling Workout That’s Steamy in Every Way

Denmark’s Civil Unions: One Giant Leap for Mankind

Unleashing Their Inner Sis, Boom, Bah

‘You See Your Boys, You Stop’

Hurricane Fears Can’t Dampen the Ocean’s Allure

Still Waiting for the Boom to Hit

For a Smooth Ride, Look Someplace Else

The Calm Before the Thud

How to Give ‘Skipping Town’ a Whole New Meaning

Juggling, an Unexpected Workout

Pledging a Fraternity of Silk

The Subway’s No. 1 Charmer

Treadmills, Without the Tedium

E-Cigarette Shops Open Even as City Cracks Down

After a Lengthy Battle, ‘Miles Davis Way’ Is Official

Gym or Dance Floor? Either Works

Ticket Wars

Tackling Obstacles, the Good Kind

Uncaging the Cage Fighter Within

The Dame of Dictionaries

An Immodest Proposal

Lessons for All Would-Be Jedis

Home on the Range—in New York City

After the Final Curtain, Act II

Capturing the Green

Why do Jews intermarry, and who wants to marry a Jew, anyway?

Exercise Class, Obedience Not Required

Japan Confronts Hazards of Judo

If the Dancing Shoe Fits

Yoga, With New Poses to Strike

In Japan, Sumo Is Dominated by Foreigners

The Passion, the Romance, the Tango

Putting the Bounce Back in Your Step

Should the Terminally Ill Control their Deaths?

An Origami Studio Unfolds in Park Slope

Taking Dance to the Air

Cycling and Socializing in Central Park

Making Waves With Zumba

In London Olympics, Evidence of NYAC’s Evolution

A Mock Trial Over Genocide, Meant to Help Students Face History

An Easy Commute to Stillness

For Now, the ‘Way of the Sword’ Is Too Complex for the Games

Throwing Punches With Models of Fitness

How Wicab’s BrainPort Technology Gives Sight to the Blind

For Some Women, the Name of the Game Is Baseball

Why Women-Only Transit Options Have Caught On

Playing by Ear: Blind Tennis, the Smash from Japan

The Urbanist’s Tokyo

How Blind Athletes Get Their Game On

Japanese Women Stake Out a Space for Themselves in Sports

Hawaiian Shirts Lower Japanese Energy Use

Monitoring the Monitors

Loosening China’s Grip on Table Tennis

Japanese From Tohoku Worry and Wait in New York

Everyone’s an Athlete in Tokyo Marathon

Tokyo Trend: Ear-cleaning Parlors

7-Eleven Experiments With Eco-Friendly Stores

In Sumo’s Push for the Olympics, a Turn Away From Tradition

Japan Regains Its Judo Form

All for the Love of Tajima Cows

Still a Moron After All These Years

Lives: A Weighty Matter

New York Observed: Busted in the Park

My Blue Period

The Rise and Fall—and Rise—of “Jewess”

A Woman of Many Words

Pimps, Prostitutes and Pickles: Kinky L.E.S. History