Behind the scenes of ‘Bull Durham’ and its bittersweet take on baseball

Director and screenwriter Ron Shelton shares quirky details about the making of the movie, and illuminates its themes of aging and regret. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-08-05 10:00:28 UTC ]
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Reggie Jackson, Queen Elizabeth, Leslie Nielsen: How 'The Naked Gun' filmed the best baseball scene in movie history

“In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened.” —Vin Scully Dodger Stadium had seen its share of oddities, all right. One umpire ejected two others. A tiger mauled a base runner sliding into second base. An outfielder tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. Only months before... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A collection that captures baseball’s heroes, and their human stories

Columns by Ira Berkow go beyond the statistics to describe the essence of the game and those who have played it. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-07-15 12:00:28 UTC ]
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Cannes Today—Netflix x Google, Paris Hilton x Gary V, and the branded yacht scene explained

Welcome to Day Two of Ad Age’s Cannes Today newsletter. Reading this online and want it delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Joining us late? Catch up on Day One here.Netflix talks to Google about its ad plans “Netflix’s ad tech business is one of the hottest deals on offer in... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2022-06-21 20:59:38 UTC ]
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Roger Angell, editor, baseball writer at the New Yorker, dies at 101

As fiction editor, he helped mold the stories of generations of writers. As a sportswriter, he was enshrined in the writers’ wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-20 21:24:22 UTC ]
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With ‘Bittersweet,’ Can Susan Cain Replicate the Success of ‘Quiet’?

In her new book, the former lawyer and best-selling author turns her sights on a different word, one that certainly suits our times. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-04-05 09:00:03 UTC ]
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A winner of this year’s Windham-Campbell Prizes dropped out of the literary scene for 40 years.

New hero alert: Wong May, the winner of this year’s $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize in poetry, who expressed surprise at the award given than she has consciously eschewed the literary world in favor of the work itself. On the Windham-Campbell website, Wong May has one of the all-time great... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-03-29 19:56:25 UTC ]
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Cheryl Strayed releases a cut scene from Wild in honor of the memoir’s 10th anniversary.

It’s been ten years since the release of Wild, Cheryl Strayed’s bracingly honest memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail as a young adult after her mother’s death with no experience or training—and to ccelebrate the anniversary, Strayed has released a cut scene from Wild, free to read... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-03-21 19:22:02 UTC ]
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Rubin's behind the scenes publishing memoir goes to Applause Books

Stephen Rubin, a consulting publisher at Simon & Schuster US, has written a behind the scenes memoir, Words and Music: Confessions of an Optimist, to be published by Applause Books in the US in January 2023.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2022-01-24 03:29:19 UTC ]
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A Behind-The-Scenes Look Into Judging A Children’s Book Award

Here's what it's really like to judge a children's book award, including the surprising best part of the process (it's not the free books!) Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-12-08 11:33:00 UTC ]
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‘Rock Concert’ goes behind the scenes with the people who made the biggest shows happen

Marc Myers’s oral history looks at the explosion of rock concerts over four decades. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-01 12:00:00 UTC ]
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New York’s Midcentury Art Scene Springs to Life in ‘The Loft Generation’

Edith Schloss’s memoir recounts an era of great creative vitality and the time she spent with Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Merce Cunningham, Leo Castelli and others. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-11-21 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Beasts and Baseball: New Science Fiction and Fantasy

“The Body Scout,” “Light From Uncommon Stars” and “No Gods, No Monsters” tell stories of genetic dystopias, musical gifts and mythic creatures. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-09-21 09:00:09 UTC ]
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Here’s John Waters reading a dirty scene from Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Recently, we heard about Netflix’s forthcoming adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s famously banned book Lady Chatterley’s Lover (apparently it’s going to be raunchier than Bridgerton, which does seem only fair). To prepare yourself, you may want to start with this video of John Waters—or as William S.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-20 16:04:44 UTC ]
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Serpent's Tail bags Jayan's 'bittersweet' debut

Serpent's Tail will publish a "bittersweet comedy" about class, sex and the internet by 25-year-old Indian debut novelist Aravind Jayan. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-31 06:38:49 UTC ]
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Sissay, Osman and Slimani to star at hybrid Durham Book Festival

Durham's annual literary festival will be headlined by authors including Lemn Sissay, Richard Osman and Leïla Slimani, as the event pivots to a hybrid model following last year's fully digital experience. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-19 05:59:34 UTC ]
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Anthony Veasna So’s ‘Afterparties’ is a bittersweet testament to the late author’s talents

The short story collection infuses tales of inherited trauma with humor and snark. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-02 15:58:35 UTC ]
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Mango in Deal with National Baseball Hall of Fame

Mango Publishing has inked a deal with the National Baseball Hall of Fame to publish a series of books under the National Baseball Hall of Fame banner. Three books are set to be released this year, with plans calling for publication of two to three books annually. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Behind the scenes with the 2020 Democrats

How Joe Biden pulled off two upsets: against his primary rivals and against Trump. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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A Guide To The Fantasy And Science Fiction Awards Scene

Take a deep dive into fantasy and science fiction awards with Jenn, as she looks at the many out there and why you should care. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-05-27 10:39:00 UTC ]
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