The debut novel of Naomi Benaron, “Running the Rift” follows a young Olympic hopeful from Rwanda who dreams of competing in the Olympics. But amid violence and genocide tearing his country apart, Jean Patrick Nkuba is quickly thrust into a world that is much bigger than his daily training for his competitive goals. He sticks to his dream but eventually has to flee for his own safety, leaving his girlfriend, family and country behind. It’s a powerful coming-of-age story that ties together an individual’s innocent and authentic passion for running with the bigger picture view of social injustices and a society in conflict. The author, an active runner and triathlete, and a professor at Pima Community College, is a talented writer who previously won the . Sharat Chandra Prize for Fiction and the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. Working extensively with genocide survivor groups in Rwanda helped her create a very lucid sense of the tension and strife in the lives of her characters. “Running The Rift” was awarded the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.
In 2010, Surfworld compiled the Broism Dictionary  to define bro-related terms. Also in 2010, TIME  shared a photo set entitled “A Brief History of Bro Culture” which looked at historical figures including Latin poet Ovid and English monarch Henry VIII who would have fallen into the contemporary definition of “bro.” In April of that year, a single topic blog called My Life is Bro.  was created, poking fun at this lifestyle in a manner similar to the site FMyLife . Most of the submissions use the common traits of being sexist or lazy purposely to an extreme for a humorous effect.