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  • From the Tarpit: Hit and Myth: Is criticism of Jeff Pearlman's book on Walter Payton justified?

    From the Tarpit: Hit and Myth: Is criticism of Jeff Pearlman's book on Walter Payton justified?
    Author Jeff Pearlman is the latest to find himself in the Shoot the Messenger Dunking Booth, for his comprehensive and unsparing biography of the late Walter Payton. Mike Ditka said he'd spit on Pearlman. Ex-teammates are critical and skeptical of his...
  • National Book Award finalists announced - with an extra title

    National Book Award finalists announced - with an extra title
    A deceased biographer and a first-time bestselling novelist are among the finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards. Five finalists in four categories – fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature – were announced Wednesday...
  • HBO's Harry Belafonte biography is one sweet song of a film

    HBO's Harry Belafonte biography is one sweet song of a film
    One measure of a great biography is that you start into it thinking you know the subject. and by the end of it, you admit to yourself that you knew only the tip of the iceberg. "Sing Your Song," n HBO documentary film on the life and word of Harry...
  • Steve Jobs biography: Android, cancer

    Steve Jobs biography: Android, cancer
  • First-person singular: 'Hemingway's Boat' gets to the rugged heart of a complicated, captivating man

    First-person singular: 'Hemingway's Boat' gets to the rugged heart of a complicated, captivating man
    Every writer has two lives: The life that contains elements common to all lives — birth and death and everything in between — and a second life. The second life is another thing entirely. It consists of the world's reaction to the writer's...
  • Authors of stories promoting water district can't be found

    Authors of stories promoting water district can't be found
    There seemed to be no doubt that Mike Adams was a productive journalist, even if his beat was a bit obscure: the Central Basin Municipal Water District. In recent months, he churned out more than 20 stories on the water wholesaler based in southeast...
  • Writer of 'Milk' questions the psyche of 'J. Edgar'

    Writer of 'Milk' questions the psyche of 'J. Edgar'
    The late FBI director J. Edgar Hoover would have hated director Clint Eastwood's new movie about him, but audiences are likely to be intrigued by it. Although "J. Edgar" does not realize its full dramatic potential, it's an ambitious attempt to get inside...
  • From Sun Magazine: Cracking the Christmas code with the perfect gifts

    From Sun Magazine: Cracking the Christmas code with the perfect gifts
    Purchasing the perfect holiday gift can be tricky. And when you have a picky recipient, gift-giving is downright stressful. Enter personal shopper Stephanie Bradshaw. "Gifts are suppose to be something that they wouldn't get for themselves," she says....
  • Vonnegut biography fails on several counts

    Vonnegut biography fails on several counts
    It's dangerous to begin a biography with what amounts to an advertisement for oneself. "Someone else could cobble together a so-so version of your life just by mining what's stored in library boxes and electronic files," Charles J. Shields writes in the...
  • No punches pulled in story of a broadcasting original

    No punches pulled in story of a broadcasting original
    When ABC Sports guru Roone Arledge was suggesting Howard Cosell for "Monday Night Football," NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle replied: "Cosell? Why don't you just dig up Attila the Hun?" Such was the reaction generated by modern broadcasting's first...
  • Victims Remembered Fondly

    The names of more victims in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School emerged Saturday, including a teacher who had just landed a permanent substitute position at the school. Lauren Rousseau, 30, landed the subsitute job in November and was one...