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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 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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Ronda Rousey And Martial Arts’ Influence On Pro Wrestling

Ronda Rousey, professional wrestle-pointer

Ronda Rousey, professional wrestle-pointer

Ronda Rousey’s appearance at Wrestlemania this weekend is going to be a very big deal.

It’s also the latest in a very long line of links between martial arts and pro wrestling.

Sarah wrote about this phenomenon for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story click here.

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Ronda Rousey’s Complicated Entry Into The WWE

Ronda Rousey is a professional wrestler now

Ronda Rousey is a professional wrestler now

Rowdy Ronda Rousey has become a professional wrestler and joined the WWE.

This has lightning shocked wrestling fans with very similarly complicated feelings to the ones mixed martial arts fans felt when Rousey was on top of that sport.

Sarah unpacked these complicated feelings in a column for Vice Sports.

To read it go here.

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100 Letterkenny-Inspired Band Names

F.A.K.U. (Freaks Acting Krazy United)

F.A.K.U. (Freaks Acting Krazy United)

There are a lot of stupid band names.

That’s why when I watched season three of the hilarious show Letterkenny awhile back I realized much of the dialogue could be converted into rippin’ band names.

So I made a list of the best of these potential band names for A.Side.

To read the whole list click here.

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