It was time to say good-bye to Manny Ramirez: To Red SoxJason Bay To DodgersManny Ramirez To PiratesCraig Hansen (Relief pitcher, from Red Sox)Brandon Moss (Outfielder, from Red Sox)Andy LaRoche (Third baseman, from Dodgers)Bryan Morris (Double-A pitcher, from Dodgers) Bay is a two-time All-Star who owns a career .376 on-base percentage and a .282 lifetime… Continue reading
Memo to Boston area scientists: invite Larry Moran to your parties!
Steven Stark, on why Obama shouldn’t get carried away just yet.
I was never a fan of Brideshead Revisited (Waugh’s The Loved One was more to my liking–and it made a hilarious film), and Troy Patterson is on the case as he rips the new Miramax adaptation: But do not, when attempting any course of reading aimed at appreciating Waugh’s wit, give undue attention to Brideshead… Continue reading
Ross Douthat assesses Adam Gopnik’s recent essay on Chesterton in the New Yorker (not available online). But the whole point of the “in the context of his times” argument is precisely that by the standards of the ’20s and ’30s, it was morally impressive for a political writer to reject both fascism and communism, to… Continue reading