Monday, June 9, 2008

A Must Read

Skip the benighted picture of Jolie, and if you want; read the article about her and her growing brood, if you wish. By the way, what is it with these pictures? Have you seen the God awful photo of Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover of this month's Vogue? No, the article to read is "Commie Ball: A Journey to the End of a Revolution" by Michael Lewis. Detailing the travails of Gus Dominguez and, arguably more importantly, ballplayers in Cuba, it's enlightening. Lewis seems fascinated with the idea that Dominguez did not profit considerably and instead lost money. Most of us understand. I say we launch a campaign to free him. Anyway, I'm not even finished reading all twelve pages, and I'm driven to recommend it. And while you're at it, read the article that drove Bill Clinton to call the writer, husband of long time associate Dee Dee Myers, a "scumbag."

Oh, and for an interesting take on the baseball article, watch the cutesy video intro by Graydon Carter. Baseball article here.

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