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Why ‘Dead Poets Society’ Still Matters

Aug. 11 marks the four-year anniversary of actor and comedian Robin Williams’ death. I’ve been thinking about the man lately, especially with the recent publication of David Itzkoff’s 550-page biography Robin and the new documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, which debuted on HBO earlier this month. One of my all-time favorite films is […]


Why Writing Is a Lot Like Baseball

I attacked my to-be-read pile of articles over the weekend and spent some time with the July issue of Harper’s. That magazine’s “Memoir” section typically is one of my favorites, and this issue featured a first-person piece by author Mark Edmundson about his experience playing Pee Wee League baseball in 1960. Afraid to swing the […]