Letters From the Editor

Sure Shot

My in-laws’ relationship with basketball has been touched on before, but when the future father-in-law sinks 8 free throws in 30 seconds during a halftime contest at a recent U.N.C game, beating out the competition for the $100 prize, you can be damn sure I’ll post the photograph. (Note: He is on the left, holding the ball. The bald man to his right is apparently the U.N.C ball-boy.)

A Very Nice Shot

Congratulations Mike. I now accede: your free-throw is better than mine. But don’t think that wussy three-point shot is anything to brag about; better stick to medicine.

For those readers who are not in my family, my fiancée’s family, or the U.N.C medical school, here are a few good things you’ve probably heard about but could due to be reminded of:

Big Lazy, any vacation supplied by your parents, Things Magazine, Jeffrey Steingarten speaking at NYU on February 26th, remembering the great steaks, plushy hip-hop, Melissa Bank and Todd Hanson (among others) reading at Galapagos tonight, spring in mid-winter, Apple’s remarkably generous support program, Thomas Friedman, Helen DeWitt, and things that freak our shit out.

Have a wonderful weekend,


Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. He is the author of three books, including his latest novel The Last Kid Left (NPR’s Best Books of the Year). His nonfiction appears in a variety of magazines, mostly GQ. More information can be found at rosecransbaldwin.com. More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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