Entries by Ben Raskin

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Joey Mantia: World Champion Speed Skater

If mass start speed skating had a soundtrack, it wouldn’t be heavy metal or hardcore rap. The 6,400-meter race is more nuanced than grinding guitars or thumping beats. It would be some sort of masterful classical piece, like Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” The mass start of skaters mimics the opening chords of this musical masterpiece: haunting, […]