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W. Kamau Bell And The Influence Of Bruce Lee

W. Kamau Bell (left)

W. Kamau Bell (left)

Comedian and television host W. Kamau Bell is a huge fan of action hero Bruce Lee.

He’s also a great example of Lee’s enduring influence on culture.

Sarah wrote about this in a piece for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

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Lupita Nyong’o, Black Panther And Martial Arts

Lupita Nyong’o in Black Panther

Lupita Nyong’o (left) in Black Panther

Somewhat lost in the mega-hype and astronomical success of Black Panther is the fact that the film finally allowed Academy Award-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o the opportunity to showcase her longstanding appreciation for martial arts.

Sarah wrote about Lupita Nyong’o, who’s been dabbling in martial arts since age seven, in a piece for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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Bruce Lee Lightsaber Fight

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

A savvy digital editor named Patrick Nan has doctored a scene from Bruce Lee’s Fists Of Fury to feature the martial arts master using Star Wars-style lightsaber nunchucks and the result is amazing.

Sarah wrote about the viral video treatment for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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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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