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The sports magazine art of Richard Ben Cramer

TweetThe writer known best for his mountainous study of the 1988 presidential race, “What It Takes,” was remembered just as much this week for his equally memorable magazine work. Richard Ben Cramer, a Pulitzer Prize winner who was 62 when he died Monday from lung cancer, was especially hailed by fellow authors and journalists for […]

The end of a glorious affair

TweetAfter John Updike was ditched by a woman with whom he was to have an adulterous tryst, he went to Fenway Park instead to see Ted Williams’ final game. The New Yorker story that stemmed from that outing, “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu,” remains a classic, as Chip McGrath writes: “Most of all, Updike identified […]