Shadow Boxing: Lessons About Life, Death, And Writing, From Rocky

Malcolm Gladwell, Professional Softball Player

Wildly successful proverb investigator Malcolm Gladwell is a writer for The New Yorker, the most prestigious magazine journalism outlet in America. Despite this fact, he says that—as a policy—he does not do journalism. » 10/07/13 11:43am 10/07/13 11:43am

Elmore Leonard Wrote Great Opening Lines. Here Are All Of Them.

Of course I've had Dutch Leonard on the brain since hearing the news that he died yesterday morning. So I called my pal John Schulian and consulted loyal Stacks reader Four Finger Wu, and we assembled a collection of the first lines of Leonard's novels. » 8/21/13 5:07pm 8/21/13 5:07pm

I LOVE ALL CAPS AND I AM NEVER GOING TO STOP USING THEM

THE U.S. NAVY ANNOUNCED TUESDAY THAT THEY WILL NO LONGER TRANSMIT INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS IN ALL-CAPS. LOWERCASE MESSAGES, THEY SAID, "PROVIDE A MORE READABLE FORMAT" AND ARE "HERE TO STAY." LOWERCASE MESSAGES ARE THE FUTURE. ALL-CAPS CAN SUCK IT. » 6/14/13 5:33pm 6/14/13 5:33pm

Chat With David Shields, Author Of Books About Race In The NBA And The…

David Shields has authored 14 books and has written for a wide variety of publications throughout his career. His latest book, Baseball Is Just Baseball: The Understated Ichiro, is a collection of the most fascinating Ichiro quotes. Here's a sampling of what you'll find in the book: » 10/17/12 2:59pm 10/17/12 2:59pm

Journalists Address PSU's JoePa Class This Morning, Say He's a Scapegoat

There is no more telling fact than PSU having a regular class about Joe Paterno. Comm 497G: Joe Paterno, Communications & the Media, better known as "JoePa Class," studies the media through the lens of the longtime football coach. Today was obviously not a normal day. Instead, Joe Posnanski and Pat Forde spoke to… » 11/10/11 11:50am 11/10/11 11:50am