Reading While Eating for Nov. 2: Running Ramifications

In today’s must-read links for your lunch break: Taking a closer look at the controversy surrounding the NYC Marathon. Also, RZA's fantastic new music video.

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People line up on along a street in Manhattan to take buses back to the Brooklyn borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York November 1, 2012. New York subway trains crawled back to limited service after being shut down since Sunday, but the lower half of Manhattan still lacked power and surrounding areas such as Staten Island, the New Jersey shore and the city of Hoboken remained crippled from a record storm surge and flooding. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TRANSPORT)

To Run Or Not To Run? That is the question that has already been answered, but not everyone agrees with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision. (

But Wait, There’s More! One runner has already launched a protest, suggesting those signed up for the race should join her in volunteering throughout the five boroughs instead. Caution: Attempting to examine the morality of protesting a marathon that many run on behalf of charities in the name of volunteering could lead you down an ethical rabbit hole from which you might never escape. (Gothamist)

Bye-Bye Taxis. This news, coupled with the lack of subway service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, means running might be the only option for those hoping to move from borough to borough. (BuzzFeed)

Brazilian Model Latest Photoshop Victim. Pro Tip: Do not pose in front of hurricane damage. (The Daily What)

Why Do Sign Language Interpreters Look So Animated? Be honest, you’ve been wondering too. (mental_floss)

Fugloween 2012! Famous people still got dressed up in terrible costumes. So maybe this week wasn’t a total loss?  (Go Fug Yourself)

Trying To Score A Date With Aziz Ansari? Online dating probably not your best approach. (Divanee)

If You’ve Never Heard Of Death Grips This news will not encourage you to change that. (Flavorwire)

“The Baddest Man Alive.” A full breakdown of the new music video from RZA and The Black Keys. RZA’s directorial debut, The Man With the Iron Fists, hits theaters today. (UPROXX)