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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...

    Vietnam Syndrome still plaguing U.S. public

    This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which led to the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which led to the escalation of the Vietnam War. It's a history worth remembering at a moment when the United States faces so many crises in so...

    The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit

    The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit
    Do you know the Mount Rushmore game? Essentially, you pick a category like, say, candy bars and decide which of them belongs on the candy bar Mount Rushmore. (For the record, the answer is: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Kit Kat.)...

    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...