June 22, 2017

Minor League Season Begins—Again

By Brian Michael Murphy

People asked Ron Shelton, again and again, if he was going to write a sequel to Bull Durham. He couldn’t bring himself to do it, and I’m glad he didn’t. […]

January 12, 2016

No Father to His Style

By Brian Michael Murphy

On the Biz Markie’s smash hit “Just a Friend,” which I remember watching and singing along with on The Box, he sings a pleading, straining chorus over literally perfect music. […]

August 18, 2011

Mix Tape: Alive and Kicking

By Maggie Smith

Bill Keller at the Times: “I’m not suggesting that poetry will guide our legislators to wisdom any more than prayer has. Just that it might make them a little more […]