Sam Wood
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Columns

Lou Gehrig: The Pride of the Yankees
7 Apr 2009 // 5:00 PM

Americans cheer in their athletes what they demand of their citizens: humility, simplicity, and purity of spirit. It's a myth that's perfectly suited for the make-believe workings of Hollywood.

//Reviews

The Pride of the Yankees: Collector's Edition
27 Mar 2008 // 5:58 PM

In time for baseball season comes a trio of worthy releases: Bull Durham, Eight Men Out and The Pride of the Yankees

Essential Classics - Romances
27 Jun 2007 // 5:59 PM

This set highlights the existential crisis about the validity and permanence of love, in a time when Americans were reminded of the absolute ephemeral nature of life and stripped of ideals by the War.

//Blogs

'Raffles' Is an Education on How to Become a Proper Gentleman Thief
4 Nov 2014 // 4:31 AM

These two versions of the minor classic character Raffles are two peas -- or pearls -- in a pod.

'Hold Your Man' (1933)
25 Jan 2013 // 7:41 AM

Fast and Loose

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

// Announcements

"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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