Critics Corner

An Outsiders Perspective on Kaepernick
Oct 18, 2016

An Outsiders Perspective on Kaepernick

I am writing this as an outsider to everyday American culture. I come from a place where the biggest social insult is to be derogatory towards the royal family.

Book Review: “The Arm”
May 5, 2016

Book Review: “The Arm”

Jimmy Reed ’13 knows all too well what Jeff Passan investigates in his book, “The Arm” about Major League pitchers’ re-constructive surgeries.

Book Review: Little Girls in Pretty Boxes by Joan Ryan
Mar 9, 2016

Book Review: Little Girls in Pretty Boxes by Joan Ryan

In “Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skating,” Joan Ryan pulls the curtain back on the dangers of both sports.

The U: Part 2
Dec 22, 2014

The U: Part 2

The style, the swagger, the domination. The U: Part 2 is a Billy Corben directed sequel to the 2009 hit film “The U”.

Book Review: The Boys in the Boat
Jul 28, 2014

Book Review: The Boys in the Boat

We know from the beginning of the book that the University of Washington men’s crew team went on to win gold at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. The trick is to get readers to care about the story anyhow — and Brown absolutely scores.

American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith
Sep 24, 2013

American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith

Red Smith, the Pulitzer Prize winning sportswriter, produced some of the best commentary in sports throughout his half century career with the Herald Tribune and the New York Times. A review of this compilation of his best work.