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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Adam Sternbergh

Adam Sternbergh is culture editor at New York magazine and the former culture editor of the New York Times Magazine. He is the author of two novels, including the Edgar-nominated Shovel Ready; his third novel, The Blinds, will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins in August 2017. He lives in Brooklyn.

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Outside Baseball

Looking for capital-M Meaning in a magical game April 2017
“It’s baseball, Ray.” This quote from Field of Dreams is one of the all-time great pop-cultural koans, perhaps second only in cinematic history to “Forget it, Jake—it’s Chinatown.” As an explanation for the persistent tug of America’s pastime, the quote is both inadequate and perfect, as though nothing more need be said—though, of…