Today is Paul Newman‘s 82nd birthday, which reminds me that a respected big-name critic is hard at work on an ambitious Newman biography (he’s been operating under-the-radar for the last several months). Let’s hope everything’s jake when the book finally comes out, which may be next year. Meanwhile, Turner Classic Movies is airing a kline-up of Newman films this week — Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Hud, The Hustler, The Rack and The Prize. The latter two aren’t available on DVD.