By Peter Wood
Jeffrey Sussman
Max Baer, seen in 1940, won more than 50 fights by knockout. He became heavyweight champion in 1934. Library of Congress
Abe Attell, once dubbed "the Little Hebrew" at 5-foot-4 and at most 122 pounds, was a whirlwind of ferocity and a prototype for later Jewish boxers.Bain News Service / Library of Congress
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Helen Simonson Nina Subin
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The conversation about pot was marooned between two varying points of view represented by “the U.S. government and High Times” on either side
Cannabis has earned a place in the pharmacopeia, and society, says the author Joe Dolce in “Brave New Weed.” Henny Garfunkel

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