Allen Barra writes about sports for The Wall Street Journal and The Village Voice. He also writes about books for Salon.com, Bookforum, and The Washington Post. His latest book is Yogi Berra, Eternal Yankee.
As HBO's miniseries The Pacific winds down, Allen Barra finds much to admire in it.... MORE
James Joyce might have written the greatest Irish novel, but J. P.... MORE
After re-watching all 35 Eastwood movies in a new DVD set, Allen Barra marvels at their mundane... MORE
A new biography of baseball legend Willie Mays makes a convincing case that he was one of the... MORE
On the 50th anniversary of his death, Camus is the most widely read of all the postwar French... MORE
Ayn Rand is having another moment, and critic Allen Barra thinks we should once and for all... MORE
Allen Barra forced his way through Finnegan’s Wake and inched through St.... MORE