James Polchin teaches writing at NYU and is the founder and editor of the site Writing in Public.
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Ali Alive The Parson Weems moment, the young-Washington-chopping-down-the-cherry-tree moment, in the accepted mythology of George Herman “Babe” Ruth involves a kindly mentor who first spots the hint […]
The Ghost Shift It is not difficult to imagine Sherlock Holmes, that great eschewer of the supernatural, firing his clay pipe into the fireplace at 221B were he made aware of the cottage literary movement […]
Stolen Gold Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.
This sentiment has been echoed in every sport, at all levels of competition, and throughout time. Legacies have been sealed, fortunes have […]