Rebecca Meiser

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  • 11 years ago | Longform

    More than anything else, Abram Elam misses the way his name sounded over the loudspeaker at Notre Dame football games. When he would run onto the field or make a tackle, the announcer, tucked high away in the press box, would bellow out A-bram E-l...

  • 11 years ago

    There was no denying it any more: Marty Rapp was dying. Parkinson's disease had taken control of Rapp's muscles, causing the once-nimble ballroom dancer to lie dormant in his sterile hospital bed. His vision was poor, he had zero control over his ...

  • 11 years ago

    "So, I gotta know something," Larry, a 28-year-old computer technician from Philadelphia asks. "Are you blond?" "No," I say. "Why do you ask?" "Well, you just sound like a blond," Larry says. "It's not a bad thing," he rushes to add. "I'm blond." ...

  • 12 years ago

    Francine Katz is not happy. The 68-year-old Jewish matchmaker sits at her dining room table in Miami Beach, leafing through her big black date book. She shuffles through printouts of a 45-year-old divorcee looking for someone who is great with kid...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Steve Rosen owns a motorcycle, a jet plane, and a black Corvette. Even when he is not in a vehicle, the 52-year-old dentist is always moving. On the road, he likes to lead, but he's a bitch to follow. He alternately presses hard on the gas pedal, ...

  • 12 years ago

    Dayo stands with his hands on his hips, his white cotton Ralph Lauren T-shirt tucked into the band of his dressy black cargo pants. His feet, clad in a pair of red Adidas three-stripers, tap impatiently. It's the second day of casting for the new ...