Music nerds and lit geeks alike rejoiced at the news that piano man Ben Folds and beloved author Nick Hornby were collaborating on an album. The pair had circled around each other for years creatively — Folds estimates they met in "about 2003," although they had e-mailed before that — but finally were able to work together because of something very simple: time. "And that's not something, luckily, that either one of us usually has a lot of," Folds says via phone from Nashville,... More >>>