iOS app Android app

The Natural

When A Novel's Flaws Are Its Greatest Gifts

Off The Shelf | Posted 05.04.2015 | Home
Read More: The Natural, Home News
Off The Shelf

The Natural borrows from Arthurian legend as well as two mythologies: classic Greek and modern American. The reader can hear echoes from Agamemnon in the cupped flame held by the novel's protagonist, Roy Hobbs, in the opening sequence, and from Perceval's hunt for the Holy Grail in Hobbs' pursuit of the pennant.

The Natural -- 30th Anniversary

Brian Hamill | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Brian Hamill

In the summer of 1983 I traveled from Manhattan to Buffalo, New York to work as a photographer on a movie starring Robert Redford called The Natural. It was a baseball movie, based on a novel by Bernard Malamud who was born in Brooklyn.

Bill Clinton's Rescue Ride

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Springtime is coming, baseball teams have reassembled for training, Robert Redford is back on cable playing Roy Hobbs in The Natural and Bill Clinton has begun his ride to rescue Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.

The Roberts' Court's Shelby County Power Play Could Backfire

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Black Voices
Bennet Kelley

Roberts' Shelby County power play may only make them more determined to fight for their right to vote. It is a tragedy, however, that as we approach the 50th anniversary of Selma, the Chief Justice is comfortable with an America where they still have to.

An All-Star Team Of Baseball Movies

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.12.2013 | Entertainment

The new Jackie Robinson movie, "42," brings big-screen life to such baseball legends as Pee Wee Reese (played by Lucas Black), Ralph Branca (played by...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 10.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

So, did struggling Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett secretly shoot his manager the bird when he was taken out of the game? The picture evidence looks incriminating.

This Bud's For You

Lisa Guerrero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lisa Guerrero


12 Months of Great Reads

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth C. Davis

Here are my twelve: Each book celebrates the birth month of an author, a holiday or some other event connected to that month.