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  • 'Sting Like a Bee' explores Ali's struggle after refusing draft — plus more sports book reviews

    'Sting Like a Bee' explores Ali's struggle after refusing draft — plus more sports book reviews

    "Sting Like a Bee" by Leigh Montville, Doubleday, 368 pages, $30 Few, if any, athletes lived a bigger life than Muhammad Ali. Leigh Montville, who has written best-selling biographies of larger-than-life figures Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Dale Earnhardt, decided to focus in squarely on a critical...

  • Seeing Monica Lewinsky in a new light, thanks to novel inspired by her saga

    Seeing Monica Lewinsky in a new light, thanks to novel inspired by her saga

    I’ve thought a lot about Monica Lewinsky. How her affair with Bill Clinton affected the course of subsequent elections. How she was treated. How I might have processed the scandal if it happened when I was a 42-year-old mother who sees shades of gray, rather than a self-righteous 23-year-old who...

  • 'Why Poetry?' It's like asking, 'why pleasure?'

    'Why Poetry?' It's like asking, 'why pleasure?'

    I predict this will be my least read column of the year because I am going to write about poetry. It is both distressing and strange that so many people are put off by poetry, given that so many of our first experiences with language is with poetry — not only with children's books like Dr. Seuss...

  • Life for Detroit's blacks in the 1960s: Vibrant and volatile

    Life for Detroit's blacks in the 1960s: Vibrant and volatile

    The film and publishing worlds this year have rediscovered the 1967 Detroit rebellion. Fifty years ago, the five-day uprising triggered by decades of police brutality and racism left 43 people dead and hundreds injured; thousands were arrested. Its eruption in bloodshed and flames is now playing...

  • 15 fan-favorite books that became blockbusters

    15 fan-favorite books that became blockbusters

    In anticipation of Warner Bros.' second "Fantastic Beasts" film, coming to theaters in 2018, we rounded up other popular book-turned-blockbusters that made a big chunk of money, according too online box-office reporting service Box Office Mojo. Some are part of well-known series; others are stand-alone...

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