Auctions and boxers

  • George Plimpton escorts an auction winner through the legendary bar and restaurant Elaine's on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
  • Lewis Lapham (pictured) is a rookie reporter in San Francisco when he is tasked with notifying a young woman of her husband's untimely death.
  • Jose Torres, World Boxing Light Heavyweight, discovers how to harness his fears.
  • Christopher Hitchens is traveling through a small village in Ceylon when his car hits a villager.

Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth.

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Photo: David Polenberg