Your semi-regular roundup of stories of interest for your weekend reading. If nothing else, hopefully this collection will take your mind off the news and worries of the day.
I'm always interested to find out what inspires other authors. Susanna Clarke discusses her writing, C. S. Lewis, Richard Osman, Neil Gaiman, and more. Meanwhile Paula Hawkins (whose The Girl On The Train I intend to get around to reading one day) talks about her favorite reads. Some of her choices might be surprising.
Also in new books, Richard Osman follows up his blockbuster debut The Thursday Murder Club with The Man Who Died Twice which has just been released. But Osman is really just trying to make the world a better place.
Agatha Christie s birthday was earlier this week. Here are some of the many ways she shows up in popular culture.
Back before streaming there was such a thing as appointment television. Now we are seeing a return of appointment television thanks to British crime dramas.
No Time To Die will be premiering in theaters in just a couple of weeks. In the meantime go behind the scenes with the official podcast.
The many cinematic influences of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Sweet stuff: the delicious history of Pocky Sticks. I have only recently discovered them and they are tasty.
Need to get away? How about a weekend in the Hundred Acre Wood?
Why Gil Hodges deserves to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It is a very compelling case.
Even folks that are not necessarily big baseball fans know that three strikes and you are out. But did you know you can actually strike out on fewer than three pitches?
How can you be sure you are buying authentic MLB memorabilia? Thanks to their army of authenticators you can be sure you are buying the real thing.