Oct 10 2013

Batter Up at the Mandell JCC

Oct 8 2013

‘Frontline’ Documentary on NFL Premieres Tonight on PBS

League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussions Crisis premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on PBS. The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America’s indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault: thousands of former players have claimed the league tried to cover up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players. What… Read more »

May 24 2013

Appearance on the Diane Rehm show on NPR this Wednesdsy May 29 at 11:00 am.

Check local listings for more information

Nov 15 2012

On the Role of the Biographer

Read my comments in the AP’s look at the role of the biographer in light of Petraeus affair: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/petraeus-affair-and-role-biographers

Nov 14 2012

Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame – Nov. 15 Event

Jane will be discussing new essay about Sandy Koufax in “Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame”—edited by Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy. It is a collection of biographical musings, sociological riffs about assimilation, and reflections on influential and unexpected pioneers in the world of sports. Essays by preeminent writers explore significant Jewish athletes, coaches,… Read more »

Apr 8 2012

Koufax and Last Boy Make NY Times’ Reading List for Opening Week

John Williams asks books and sports staff members of the Times to share their favorite baseball books, fiction and nonfiction. Tyler Kepner lists Sandy Koufax and The Last Boy as masterpieces of their genre.