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I Went To The Island Where They Filmed ‘The Prisoner’

Sarah in Portmeirion, where The Prisoner was filmed.

Sarah in Portmeirion, where The Prisoner was filmed.

The Cold War spy television show The Prisoner and its complicated man vs. himself storyline had a profound impact on Sarah.

So much so, that this past summer she made a pilgrimage to Pormeirion, Wales, the unique island where the show was filmed.

Sarah wrote about her experience — and what it means when you feel your special interest so deeply — in a feature story for Catapult.

To read the story go here.

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“Miami Vice,” The New, Hot Fashion Trend

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Sarah, possessing the unique always-40-per-cent-too-early sense of style she does, is convinced that “Miami Vice” is the next great fashion trend.

Though some may scoff at the idea of a surprisingly dark late-1980s cop show moving runways, Sarah presented a very plausible case in a feature piece for A-Side.

To read it, go here.

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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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The 84-Year-Old Who Brought Karate To Her Care Center

Dot Naylor and young karate participants.

Dot Naylor and young karate participants.

Dot Naylor, a pioneering 84-year-old British karate black belt, wanted to watch and judge one last karate tournament.

So with the help of Wishing Washing Line, a community outreach program designed to fulfill the dreams of care residents, karate students came to the St. Fillans Care Centre in Colchester, England so she could fulfill her wish.

Sarah wrote about why this makes for such a fulfilling journey in Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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The Bushido of Miami Vice

The "Bushido" episode of Miami Vice

The “Bushido” episode of Miami Vice

One of Sarah’s favourite Miami Vice episodes is an anomalous journey into Edward James Olmos character Detective Lieutenant Martin Castillo’s heart of darkness.

There’s a lot to unpack in this episode about secret-ninja Castillo and Sarah did just that in a feature story at Jet-Li.com.

To read the full story click here.

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Polaris Podcast Explores The 2017 Longer List

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

Every year the Polaris Music Prize jury passionately support waaaay more albums than what happens to make the 40 album Long List or 10 album Short List. We call this the “Longer List” and we gathered jurors Francella Fiallos (CKDU), Dustin McGladrey (CFWE), Anupa Mistry (Vevo) and Jean-Étienne Sheehy (freelance journalist) to talk about some of the albums they recommended in 2017.

The Polaris Podcast is available in all the usual places — iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, etc — but you can listen to the full episode right this second via Soundcloud 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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