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GSP Retires

GSP

GSP

Georges St-Pierre, one of the top three mixed martial arts fighters of all time, has announced his retirement.

GSP has little left to prove in his career and says the only fight he’d be willing to take is with undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. The UFC refused to book this match, though both fighters wanted it.

Sarah wrote about GSP’s legacy for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

Read it here.

 

 

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Polaris Podcast Episode 23 Takes On Rush And Bruce Cockburn

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

Episode 23 of the Polaris Podcast was the second in a four-part series dedicated to albums that received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation.

For this episode we talked about Rush’s 2112 and Bruce Cockburn’s Stealing Fire.

This and other Polaris Podcast episodes can be found on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify.

Or, to make it easy, you can listen to it right here:

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Samaritan News 15 Pack: Stormzy, Alice Cooper, More

Stormzy

I continue to contribute to the charitably-minded entertainment site Samaritanmag.

Here are some pieces I contributed awhile back:

WATCH: New Gillette Ad Confronts Toxic Masculinity, Challenges Men To Do Better

Blue Jays Annual Toronto Winter Fest Supports Jays Care Foundation

Barenaked Ladies, Scott Helman, Monster Truck, USS Among Acts Honouring Walk Off The Earth’s Mike Taylor At Free Show

Italian Band Mardi Gras Records “One Guitar” To Support Light Of Day Foundation

Adele, Stormzy, Marcus Mumford Part Of New Grenfell Tower Fire Awareness Video

Holt Renfrew Holiday Gund Bear Proceeds To Support WWF Canada

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched For Tom Cochrane Tour Manager Gerry Lee After Stroke

Late Mac Miller Single To Help Fund Underserved Communities

Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding Stirs in Hollywood Vampires, Gretchen Wilson, Sebastian Bach, Members of Blue Oyster Cult and More

Global Citizen EP1 Featuring Pharrell Williams, Stormzy, David Guetta, More Being Used To Fight Poverty

“The Talk” Raises $77,000 For UforChange Regent Park Art Charity

Roy Clark Family’s Seeking Donations For St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Bruce Springsteen-Connected Light Of Day Foundation Hosting 28 Events In Europe, New York, New Jersey For Parkinson’s Research

Release Of Rare Sufjan Stevens Song “Lonely Man of Winter” To Benefit Non-Profit Arts Venue

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Jackie Chan Police Story Films Getting Criterion Editions

Police Story

Martial arts actor Jackie Chan’s marquee films Police Story and Police Story 2 are getting Criterion edition re-releases.

Sarah wrote about the films and their impact for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the piece go here.

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16 Learning Stories From Asian World Of Martial Arts

Asian World Of Martial Arts continues to regularly publish learning stories to help readers understand their world.

Here are some of Sarah’s recent contributions:

The Best Martial Arts To Get In Shape For Summer

Why Martial Arts Are A Good Summer Activity For Kids

How To Wrap Your Hands For Boxing

The Connection Between Star Wars and Martial Arts

Group Kickboxing Classes vs Personal Training

Which Celebrities Prefer Boxing as a Workout

Benefits of Cardio Kickboxing

5 New Women’s Boxing Fitness Accessories For Spring

Pencak Silat: Real vs Fake

What Krav Maga Looks Like Today

5 Trending Images of Systema on Pinterest

Manny Pacquiao Calls Out Floyd Mayweather After Winning His Latest Fight

The Fascination with Russian Sambo

Self-Defense Skills Help Thwart Two Real Life Criminal Attacks

Pencak Silat: Full Contact Martial Arts

Krav Maga: The Deadliest Martial Arts

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Polaris Podcast Episode 22 Features Jean-Pierre Ferland And Neil Young

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

Episode 22 of the Polaris Podcast was one of a four-part series dedicated to albums that received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation — hall of fame, basically.

For this episode we talked about Neil Young’s Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and then had an interview with Quebec legend Jean-Pierre Ferland about his album Jaune.

This and other Polaris Podcast episodes can be found on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify.

Or, to make it easy, you can listen to it right here:

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Diarrhea, Toxic Masculinity, The Magnificent Seven And Robert Vaughn

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

One of Sarah’s all-time favourite random facts is that everyone had diarrhea on the set of the classic 1960 western The Magnificent Seven.

Recently Sarah expanded on this runny bit of info in a sprawling essay for Medium that tackled the trots, toxic masculinity and one of her all-time favourite actors, Robert Vaughn.

If it sounds like a lot to take in, well, it is.

To read the full story go here.

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