Allen Barra

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Allen Barra is a sports journalist who writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal. He formerly served as an editor for American Heritage, where he wrote about 20th century sports and popular culture. His 2009 book, Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee, was followed by Rickwood Field: A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark in 2010.

Articles by this Contributor

November/December 2005

A spectacular and painstaking PBS series brings the war to the screen

February/March 2006

All the President’s Movies

June/July 2006

The creator of the immensely popular new Western discusses what makes it truly new.

June/July 2006

The classic that seeped into "Deadwood"—and many other Westerns.

June/July 2006

What does the only Western on television today have in common with the most popular TV Western ever?

October 2006

Just as the year changed the nation, so its World Series changed American sports

October 2006

In 1964 the most popular movie star in America held a license to kill from the British government

February/March 2007

Kurt Andersen gives a neglected year its due

February/March 2007

Robert Altman

April/May 2007

Gene Wilder discusses his new World War I adventure