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If you came upon a rundown, roach-infested bunkhouse in the heartland of America, full of middle-aged and elderly men in poor health who worked all day at a job for little pay and had been for decades, you might think you had time traveled back to the 19th century. 2,306 more words
Terrific article about the decline of duckpin bowling by the incomparable Dan Barry. I had no idea things had gotten so bad:
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Her sport is so yesterday that whenever another duckpin alley closes, the remaining alley owners descend like predatory relatives to cart off the mechanical parts of duckpin setting machines that have not been made in two generations.
This long article by New York Times columnist Dan Barry (March 28, 2016) caught my attention because it is about a young boxer who died in his first professional fight at age 19. 529 more words
Barry won the top prize in the 2015 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest for his New York Times reporting on this astonishing true story of 32 mentally disabled men who labored for decades in a turkey-processing plant as veritable slaves. 258 more words