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Anthem FilmFest: Top 10 Libertarian Films Rock with Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman

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“When I grow up, I want to be Dr. Manhattan," was one of the responses Anthem Film Festival organizer Jo Ann Skousen received during the “Top 10 Films Every Libertarian Should Know” panel. Sometimes you get more than you ask for. After the audience joined the panel in suggesting films, well, there were a lot more than 10. Read More »

Mo’ne Davis Throws Out First Pitch in World Series – A Glimpse of Things to Come?

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Thank you, Mo’Ne Davis, because of you the meaning of the words “You throw like a girl” will never be the same again. Read More »

NBA Player Jason Collins Reveals That He is Gay – Is He the New Jackie Robinson?

Collins says, "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay.” Read More »

Movie Review: 42

A timely film, but not just because it's about baseball. Read More »

Knick Knacks: Jeremy Lin’s Race To The Top

Wouldn't it be nice to one day have the conversation be about how great a ballplayer Jeremy Lin is and not how he is a great Asian-American ballplayer? Read More »

Mets Play the Giants and Dodgers at Home: Just One Big Dysfunctional Family

The Mets, Giants, and Dodgers and their fans are all part of a big dysfunctional baseball family. Read More »

Book Review: Beyond the Boys of Summer: The Very Best of Roger Kahn by Roger Kahn, Edited by Rob Miraldi

“Contemporary sports reporting offers dramatis persona, dialogue, sex and sometime even baseball.” — Roger Kahn Eventually five of his magazine pieces won awards as the best articles in the country. Read More »

Of Jackie Robinson And Baseball Barriers

What if the man who broke the color barrier had sucked? Read More »

Book Review: Under the March Sun: The Story of Spring Training by Charles Fountain

Charles Fountain's well-researched chronicle details the history, politics, and business of baseball's spring training. Read More »

What We Talk About When We Talk About UCLA

The inaugural edition of a regular column covering UCLA sports, kicking off with a look inside contemporary Bruin fan culture. Read More »