Sam Stall






ARTICLES & ESSAYS

        Sam’s written a lot of books, but he’s also created plenty of shorter pieces that have appeared in numerous magazines. Here are some samples -- an eclectic mix covering everything from the heartbreak of Cheetos addiction to the relevance of Batman to why we love our dogs.

For the Love of Dog

The domestic canine has evolved from nuisance to helper to man's best friend to family member. And it turns out that's just what we need to become more human.
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Duck, You Sucker

Why Are School Systems Ganging Up On Dodge Ball?

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No Nutritional Value

The co-author of The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures explains why Cheetos and Count Chocula Trump Caviar Any Day

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A Fair to Remember

It's as if the Indiana State Fair exists in a time warp, with all its various editions taking place on the same long, hot August day.

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Why Batman Matters

He Can't Fly, See Through Walls Or Bend Steel Bars. But In Spite (Or Maybe Because) Of That, The Caped Crusader Still Packs A Ka-Blam.
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On Aluminum Trees

The ultimate symbol of soulless Christmas commercialism morphs into a heartwarming holiday tradition.

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Stock Answers

NASCAR wants to love me. Why can't I love it back?

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