January 25, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
June 07, 1976 | Frank Deford
In college I took a creative-writing course in which the visiting professor was Kingsley Amis, then celebrated as one of Britain's Angry Young Men. One of his first questions was who were my favorite writers. J. D....
August 30, 1954 | Red Smith
The night game provides on-the-spot customers with a colorful spectacle but our Mr. Smith still suffers from nostalgia for the lazy old sunshine
January 21, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Red Smith, The New York Times' sports columnist, on what he intended to do about the fact that his editor had killed a column in which he urged that the U.S. boycott the Olympics: "I'll write about the infield fly...
December 16, 2002 | Pete McEntegart
In the early 1900s editor Maxwell Perkins told anyone who would listen that Chicago sports columnist Ring Lardner was the most talented writer he knew, high praise given that Perkins's stable included Hemingway,...