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A League of Their Own
Can baseball still define an America that’s in decline rather than rocketing to the top? Yes, says Nicholas Mancusi—look to the minor leagues.
Donald Miller, Christian Iconoclast
Joshua DuBois interviews best-selling author and Christian iconoclast Donald Miller.
Rumsfeld, Advice Giver
Comedian Dean Obeidallah reviews the former secretary of defense’s new book of rules.
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Is the brain no different from a light switch? Jonathan Weiner on the uncomfortable ideas of the philosopher Daniel Dennett.
The Week’s Best Reads
The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By David Sessions.
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The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth
Were her curves too much for Ruth and Gehrig? Adam Doster follows the trail of an amazing story.
The author of Whitey’s Payback: and Other Stories on what you need to know about the downfall of the notorious Boston gangster. From Open Road Media.
Like a Rolling Stone
Dylan Inducted Into Arts Academy
As Michael Chabon delivers keynote address.More
CHRISTIAN GREY TRANSLATES
‘50 Shades’: Contraband Hit in China
Pirated copies are sneaking in. More
Repeat the Past
Luhrmann Wants Leo for ‘Hamlet’
Tells The Hollywood Reporter it's "just a dream."More
Harper Lee Sues Agent
For rights to 'Mockingbird'More
Philip Roth Honored at PEN Gala
Receives Literary Service Award for helping persecuted writers.More
DeLillo Wins Inaugural Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction
Will speak at National Book Festival ceremony in September.More