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Knocking down the ducks

Terrific article about the decline of duckpin bowling by the incomparable Dan Barry. I had no idea things had gotten so bad:

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.

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“Fight” by Dan Barry, and reflections on brain injury

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

Nonfiction Short Take: The Boys int he Bunkhouse - Dan Barry

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


Preview: Flash Gordon Dailies: Dan Barry Vol. 1 – The City Of Ice

Flash Gordon Dailies: Dan Barry Vol. 1 – The City Of Ice

CREATOR: Dan Barry
Publisher: Titan Comics

HC – B & W – 224pp – $39.99 – On Sale: April 27… 86 more words


Book Review - Bottom of the 33rd

Bottom of the 33rd: Hope and Redemption in Baseball’s Longest Game by Dan Barry

Bottom of the 33rd oozes baseball from every corner. You can practically hear the crack of the bat, smell freshly cut grass and oiled leather and taste the Cracker Jacks. 383 more words