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2004 Stories by Allen Barra

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  • Drug Bunt

    published December 14, 2004

    On the December 5 Sports Reporters on ESPN, in the wake of Jason Giambi's admission to a federal grand jury that he used... More >>

  • Satchmo and John Ford Visit Roddy Doyle's Smart Sequel

    published November 9, 2004

    In Roddy Doyle's A Star Called Henry (1999), Henry Smart escapes the British by fleeing to the sewers after the Easter Uprising of 1916.... More >>

  • Curses!

    published October 26, 2004

    Hanging on my office wall is a framed front page from The Philadelphia Inquirer dated October 22, 1980, the day after the Phillies won... More >>

  • In Defense of Steinbrenner

    published May 18, 2004

    When the New York Yankees took the field for the opening game in Tokyo this past March 30, George Steinbrenner passed an important milestone: He... More >>

  • Mating

    published April 20, 2004

    Chess, as any Nabokovian knows, is a superb metaphor for life. As Marilyn Yalom illustrates in her fascinating new book, Birth of the Chess... More >>

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