Hot Fall Reads
Top Reads for Sports Fans
We read sports books to remember sports legends like Babe Ruth, to learn how top athletes like Lance Armstrong found the courage to finish on top and to dream what it would be like to be in their shoes.
With so many sports books out there, narrowing them all down to a best list was difficult. However, with the help of John Owen and the staff at Baltimore County Public Library in Towson, http://www.Amazon.com, and Insider readers who submitted their suggestions on http://www.myspace.com/jewishtimes, I’ve compiled a Top Sports Books list.
Top five sports books for young adults:
1. “Whale Talk” by Chris Crutcher
2. “Out Standing In My Field” by Patrick Jennings
3. “Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery” by John Feinstein
4. “Satch and Me” by Dan Gutman
5. “Hoops” by Walter Dean Myers
Top five sports books for adults:
1. “Game Of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports” by Mark Fainaru- Wada and Lance Williams
2. “It’s Not About The Bike: My Journey Back To Life” by Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins
3. “The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation” by Sally Jenkins
4. “Tales from Q School: Inside Golf’s Fifth Major” by John Feinstein (most requested sports book in June-July at the BCPL)
5. “The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg” by Nicholas Dawidoff
Hot Baltimore Flavor
Craving authentic deli-style grub for your tailgating parties this football season? Whether it’s subs, sandwiches, salads or knishes you want, Steve’s Deli in Owings Mills is the place to find it.
Open for just eight months, Steve’s Deli has become the go-to place for good food. So good, in fact, that Ravens players Kyle Boller, Troy Smith and Ben Grubbs find their grub there regularly.
Owner Steve Saval says that the deli makes everything from scratch using family recipes.
Located in the Crondall Corner Shopping Center, near the old Ravens Training Camp, Steve’s Deli is open Mondays through Saturdays 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hot Tracks From The Charts
Israeli group brings fresh style to American hip-hop
Mixing Middle-Eastern melodies and Israeli folk with American
hip-hop and reggae, Soulico brings a whole new flavor and style to hip-hop music as we know it. These four disc jockeys are all the rage in their hometown, Tel Aviv. And, with the release of their debut album next spring and an extensive upcoming American touring schedule, they’re sure to generate major attention in the States.
Soulico’s originaity is a result of four DJs who use 3-4 turntables, 2 mixers, a drum machine/sampler and an eclectic ear to mix their tracks. Since they often use tracks from American artists, their mixes are familiar; yet, their artistic spin makes them original. They also mix original cuts of their own.
While Soulico is already huge in Tel Aviv, their stage presence is beginning to attract audiences in the U.S. Last March, the band sold out shows at the Canal Room in New York and Zanzibar in Los Angeles. The group also plays exclusive parties for birthright israel alumni.
On Saturday, Dec. 8, Soulico will be in Washington, D.C. at the Sixth & I Synagogue. Tickets for that show go on sale in the beginning of October.
If you’d like to check out Soulico, log on to http://www.myspace.com/soulicocrew. JDub Records will also release a 25-track CD with the music of Soulico. It will be available this December in music stores across the country.