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@JohnBranchNYT

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NYTimes reporter in Cali. I try to write stories you didn't know you wanted to read. Author of The Last Cowboys; Boy on Ice; Sidecountry (June 2021)

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John Branch
4 months ago
Today. Sidecountry, meet the world. World, Sidecountry. “To those daring enough to share their stories with me, in these pages and elsewhere.”
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2 days ago
Daughter and friends going to see Phoebe Bridges tonight. I earned rare teenage-girl cred when I said yeah, cool, saw her three years ago, front row in a barn, opening for Conor Oberst.
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5 days ago
Not every day you fly over your son in college, and then Melfort, Sask., the childhood home of Derek Boogaard. #boyonice
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6 days ago
And what of the Raiders, with a reputation for inclusion -- interesting how that has always made them stand out -- as they look to find footing in Las Vegas.
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Oskar Garcia
6 days ago
Touching story by @billywitz on the funeral of Aaron Lowe, a Utah football player who wore the same number as a teammate who died in December. “We knew football was our key to what we wanted to do in life,” said one of Lowe's friends, Dylan Wright.
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John Branch
6 days ago
Yes. Yes, yes, yes.
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Tania Ganguli
6 days ago
Well, turns out my departure from sports writing was more like a hiatus. So excited to join @NYTSports later this month to cover the NBA.
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John Branch
6 days ago
If you haven't been following, this is sadly bonkers. Or you can wait and see it on season 3 of Outer Banks.
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Richard Fausset
6 days ago
“I want you to shoot me in the back of the head.” —On the strange, dangerous & metastasizing saga that has consumed the state of South Carolina. w/ ⁦@NickAtNews
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John Branch
7 days ago
There is much more to this than first reported. Details here.
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Ken Belson
7 days ago
via @NYTimes w/ ⁦@katierosman⁩ on @raiders coach Jon Gruden and his unvarnished emails replete with homophobic language criticizing @nfl policies and Commissioner Goodell ⁦@NYTSports
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7 days ago
“We’re fighting fires under the worst conditions rather than lighting fires under the best conditions...What would those 10,000 (fire fighters) be able to do to apply fire in the winter or spring to yield the best ecological effects — and a very different set of costs?”
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7 days ago
An interesting overview of the military-like attack on the Dixie Fire. It started on July 13 and is 94% contained today. Estimated $610 million spent on the Dixie so far. Good use of money?
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Fiona Whelan Prine
8 days ago
God I miss him… especially today when he would have been 75 years young🥲❤️and would have enjoyed yellow cake chocolate frosting and a Handsome Johnny💚
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Outsider
8 days ago
The late, great @JohnPrineMusic was born OTD in 1946. He danced in and out of our hearts for 73 years. Wait for it.
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Andrew Keh
8 days ago
Fun story from @DavidWaldstein, who spoke to people biking — or jogging or scootering — across the George Washington Bridge until their phones confirm they’re in New Jersey to bet on football games while, of course, avoiding the $16 toll:
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