What we read while letting go…
- Sure, it was cool of Mikhail Prokhorov to handpick a blogger to sit down with for one of his first American interviews. But, we can’t help but feel a little spurned. I mean, Tim loves the Nets!
- John S wrote his review of David Shields’ Reality Hunger a few weeks ago; here’s Marco Roth at n+1 taking his own look at the work and what it represents.
- You may have heard that the Field of Dreams field is for sale. That has renewed interest in the movie that ranked fourth in NPI’s list of baseball movies we’d want to actually happen. Charles Pierce shares John S’ distaste for the film, while Joe Posnanski is a defender, though willing to admit some obvious flaws to its conception of heaven.
- We admit it’s a really tough call, but of all the things recently discovered Harvard fraud Adam Wheeler claimed to have written, we’re most blown away by “The Rime of the Book of the Dove: Zoroastrian Cosmology, Armenian Heresiology, and the Russian Novel.” We’ve been pining for a piece covering those three topics collectively for years.
- Our favorite Canadian magazine’s June cover story explores the shifting ownership of hockey and asks if Canada can really claim the NHL as its own after the league has expanded into the American sunbelt. It’s an interesting read on how the differences between how Canadians and Americans view hockey stand for the country’s larger distinctions: “Americans, on the other hand, do not need to worry about something as abstruse as the dignity of hockey. They may not have hockey in their DNA, as advertisers keep telling us we do, but this gives them the enormous advantage of being able to assess hockey without their view being obscured by the claptrap of national identity that so confounds the Canadian perspective.”
- Finally, the graph that clearly details acceptable dating range (h/t The Awl).