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Living A Real-Life Twin Peaks

RIP Laura Palmer

RIP Laura Palmer

When Twin Peaks debuted in 1990 it basically launched a genre — pretty blonde girl gets murdered in small town, everything goes bonkers.

But what if you actually lived in a real town where something like that happened?

Sarah did. She lived in Welland, Ontario around the time the truly evil pair of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka were terrorizing the Niagara area.

She wrote about what it was like at that time in a feature story for Consequence of Sound’s Twin Peaks Week series.

To read the full story go here.

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Atypical, The Good Doctor And Pop Culture’s Use Of Autistic Characters

Atypical

Atypical

There’s new tool in the character creation toolbox of film and television writers in 2017 — autism.

Want to make a character a little bit different? Sprinkle some autism on him.

Shows like Atypical and The Good Doctor have done this. They’ve been far from perfect, though.

Sarah explained why in an essay for Electric Lit.

To read more click here.

 

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John le Carré’s Sad Spies Represent A Better Masculinity

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

The Risky Fuel household is particularly pro-John le Carré and pretty much support all the author does while writing about spies with father issues who constantly get betrayed by the institutions they served.

Sarah argues these broken men, full of feelings, represent a better vision for masculinity than the traditional dude hero type.

She explained why in an essay for Electric Lit.

To read it go here.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cast Trained Hard

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi isn’t all about Porgs and neat special effects. The cast put in a lot of work, in particular, a lot of martial arts training work.

Sarah looked into what some of the actors behind characters like Rey, Phasma and Finn had to go through to prepare for the film.

To read the story head over to Asian World Of Martial Arts by clicking here.

 

 

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The Last Dragon Gets Crowdfunding Campaign For Sequel

The Last Dragon

The Last Dragon

There’s a crowdfunding push to finance a sequel to 1985 film, The Last Dragon.

The original movie’s star Taimak/Leroy Green is one of the supporters of the campaign.

Sarah wrote about this for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read more go here.

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Bruce Lee-Inspired Art Show In San Francisco

Bruce Lee art show

Bruce Lee art show

An art show inspired by Bruce Lee recently took place in San Francisco.

Sarah used this event to dig a bit into other Lee-related culture as well, including the multiple museums dedicated to the movie and martial arts master.

To read more about it head to Asian World Of Martial Arts by clicking here.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’s Lessons In Womanhood

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, according to Sarah, has some merits that may not be obvious on the surface of the camp horror film.

That’s why she wrote “Nothing Has Prepared Me For The Reality of Womanhood Better Than ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2′” for Electric Literature.

To read the whole essay click here.

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