Sure, Opening Day turned out to be Opening Night. And yes, there will be only 60 games. But baseball season is finally here! Take that, coronavirus! Our correspondents Vincent and Michael Thomas, a father-son team of avid and knowledgeable baseball fans, are sharing their annual preview of the Major League Baseball (MLB) season. Here’s what you need to know on 10 key 2020 topics so that you can join the baseball conversation (even if it’s on Zoom instead of at the water cooler). Our annual guide to how to talk Major League Baseball (MLB) like an expert this 2020 season, which is going to be like none other. Batter up!
Who are the most influential African-American architects in the world right now? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has done the research, and now she’s sharing the biographies and notable buildings designed by some of the top black architects working in America today – names we all need to know and celebrate.
In a summer when lots of people are uncomfortable with the idea of commercial air travel, and lots of countries are off-limits for American tourists, it’s no surprise that the road trip is the new European Grand Tour. It may be like this for a while, and this New Normal demands a re-think of our go-to modes of transportation. If you’re ready to hit the road, renting an RV is certainly an option. However, a more photogenic choice would be buying or renting a camper van, the smaller and more adorable cousin of the luxury recreational vehicle. If you’re considering buying or renting a new or vintage camper van, microbus, or “weekender” for your summer vacation, what’s the best luxury camper van for a cool road trip right now?
Summer is the perfect time for books that allow us to escape to another place and time. And sometimes – like a roller coaster – what we really want is a thrill ride. In this summer of COVID-19 in particular, we’ve been devouring thrillers because they make us feel that our own situation is actually not so bad. If you’re similarly inclined, our ace correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 15 best new summer thrillers right now – our recommended books for your next great read.
This Week in Sports Talk (TWIST) is our weekly roundup of top headlines from the past seven days in the world of sports, plus a preview of what’s up next. Heading into the week of July 26, 2020, here’s the top sports news, with a twist. Skim it, and you’ll be good to go all week.