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  • Readers of quality sportswriting bid John Updike adieu

     
    I know I'm two weeks late on this, but in memory of John Updike's death, I should post his most famous contribution to sportswriting. It's about Ted Williams, here....
  • ABC: The Line-Up

     
    (Getty) Herewith the line-up, gang. And go to the jump for show description. Quickie (quickie) analysis: Courteney Cox! Rebecca Romijn! Reiko Aylesworth! Sonya Walger! Elizabeth Mitchell! And Patricia Heaton! You go, girls. Oh, and Kelsey Grammer too. DAY...

    The ABCs of summer reading

    The ABCs  of summer reading
    Henry James once opined that the two most beautiful words in the English language are "summer afternoon." I would like to edit James — alas, who wouldn't? — and bestow the most felicitous phrase award upon the words "summer reading." They...

    New novel by Russell Banks tackles tough subject

    New novel by Russell Banks tackles tough subject
    The late John Updike once opined that we are all "trapped in solitary confinement inside our own skins." We can't ever really know what someone else is feeling, no matter how hard we try or how desperately she or he wants us to. Our unique souls are...

    Poetic justice

    A good anthology is like a dartboard in a crowded bar on a Saturday night. Everybody lines up to take their best shot. Everybody wants the chance to squint, aim and let fly. The more august and monumental and definitive-seeming the anthology —...