There are five articles in the January 8, 2007 issue:THE FINANCIAL PAGE ´´Synergy with the Devil´´ by James Surowiecki: Venezuela has the most business-friendly socialism ever devised.DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY´´Open Secrets´´ by Malcolm Gladwell: Enron and the perils of full disclosure.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´How to Operate the Shower Curtain´´ by Ian Frazier: Some helpful tips for houseguests. A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Big Pictures´´ by David Denby: Where are movies heading?THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Under the Volcano´´ by Anthony Lane: Two visions of dystopia from Mexico, Children of Men and Pan´s Labyrinth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/070103/pe_nyer_070103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The horizon overlooking the landscape of college football brightened considerably with the announcement that a national committee had approved a four team college football playoff beginning in 2014. At long last, one of America’s most beloved sports and its devoted followers will finally be rewarded with a legitimate champion being crowned on the football field. Or so we’ve been told. Questions still remain. How will these four participants in this playoff be chosen? Will smaller schools and leagues once again be shunned in favor of the prestige, power, and influence of the former BCS elites? Gary Sapp asked himself these exact same questions, and became dismayed with the growing speculation that the NCAA hadn’t done enough to provoke change in the status quo. And then he got busy crafting his own playoff system. He would reduce dependency on the polls; retain many of the country’s top rivalries, while preserving the importance of the regular season. And finally, he would deliver what the NCAA failed to: He’d place 16 teams in a tournament to decide a national championship. Gary Sapp offers his unique perspective on sports issues in an entertaining style. He´s sometimes colorful, often poignant, and never quite as funny as he thinks he is. He loves his family, pet Yorkie, and two HD TV´s, usually in that order. Check out his blog at garysapp.blogspot.com for more sports analysis and opinion from Gary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason P. Hilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024737/bk_acx0_024737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.