Spring Training At Last! Warm Up With the Best Baseball Movies of All Time

At last, I can focus on a mitt other than the one named Romney–they’re breaking out the bats and balls in Florida and Phoenix, and another baseball season is about to get underway. This is, of course, the year my beloved Washington Nationals go deep into the playoffs (you read it here first, or at least early). But until the season starts in earnest, I’m happy to settle into my own spring training regimen, soaking in these great movies about …

Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, and Why We Ought to Turn Away

For a decade of my young life, I made my living writing about the ups and downs of Hollywood celebrities. The 1980s were the golden age of The National Enquirer, when the low-hanging fruit of Celebritydom grew from only a handful of trees: The Movies (Burt Reynolds), Network Television (Anyone from Dallas), and that weird, vaporous world of the Famous-Because-They’re Famous (remember the Gabor Sisters?). I’m really glad I got out of that gig when I did, because in the …