The 6 Great American Baseball Novels

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball." Those words--written by American scholar Jacques Barzun--are now engraved on a plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. In his book, God's Country and Mine: A Declaration of Love Spiced with a Few Harsh Words ...

“If You Build It, Hollywood Will Come”: More Thoughts on Movie Adaptations

It's simple Hollywood math: the most popular novel of the year--or even of the decade--has been read by just a fraction of the number of people who've seen the movie version of the novel. The subject of my last post was Mario Puzo's novel, The Godfather, and the Francis Ford ...