It could be fairly argued that the boxing movie as a genre has gotten quite predictable and stale.
That’s why new indie movie The Fits is such an intriguing, welcome new film.
Its use of the sweet science is a bold new direction for fight — or at least fight tangential — films.
Sarah wrote about it for Fightland.
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The average person’s intersection of art and boxing probably starts and ends with the Rocky movie franchise.
The sweet science, however, has been inspiring intriguing art for a very long time.
Sarah wrote about just how long in a piece for Asian World of Martial Arts.
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Former amateur boxer and current boxing coach and artist Bart van Polanen Petel has been experimenting with ways of turning his love of the sweet science into sweet art.
Nicknamed “Muhammad Dali,” his recent Project Phosphorescence converted punch combinations into a swirling light show that illustrated the fascinating punch trajectories of famous fighters.
Sarah interviewed him in a feature for Fightland.
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A brain designed by Parvez Taj
If you spend any time wandering around downtown Toronto this summer there’s a fair chance you’ll encounter one of the many artfully rendered brain sculptures that are part of The Brain Project.
The Brain Project’s a fundraiser/public art initiative to raise money and awareness about brain illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. The likes of Kim Kardashian, Matthew Bellamy from the British rock band Muse and the Toronto Raptors basketball organization have all designed brains for the cause.
I interviewed The Brain Project’s co-chair Erica Godfrey to find out more about these brilliant brains.
To read the story head over to Samaritan Mag by clicking here.
For a bunch of otherwise normal, polite people us Canadians make some way fucked up and perverted films.
A side-effect of making these lurid films is that they in turn impact impressionable young minds.
Who basically learned a whole lot of unwholesome things about sex from Canadian films.
She wrote about these things for Vice.
To read what she learned about corpse fucking, bread bag condoms and more, click here.
Late, great rock star Prince had a legendary vault which allegedly contained thousands of hours of recordings, completed albums, videos and movies and more.
The executors of Prince’s estate are currently working on opening and investigating the vault to catalogue its contents.
I wrote about what the Prince vault may contain for AUX TV.
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One of the marquee matchups on the Bellator 149 card this past weekend was a brawl between actual street fighters Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000.
The fight was more trainwreck than martial art with Dada 5000 collapsing due to exhaustion in an elaborate spin out of physical comedy that nearly became tragic when his heart temporarily stopped.
Sarah, ever mindful of the clear connections between early 20th century art movements and idealized martial arts suggested that this fight was to MMA what Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain was to art almost a century ago.
To read her masterwork on the subject head over to Fightland by clicking here.
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