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Title: A Hero Born
(Legends of the Condor Heroes – Book 1)
Author: Jin Yong
Translator: Anna Holmwood
Genre: Martial Arts Fiction
Pages: 416
Rating:  345 more words


LESSONS FROM THE GYM: Challenge vs. Injury

This post is by Luann Udell, regular contributing author for FineArtViews. She’s blogged since 2002 about the business side–and the spiritual inside–of art. She says, “I share my experiences so you won’t have to make ALL the same mistakes I did….”  For ten years, Luann also wrote a column (“Craft Matters”) for The Crafts Report magazine (a monthly business resource for the crafts professional) where she explored the funnier side of her life in craft. 1,184 more words

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Another Busy Day

Saturday is going to be a test of my foot boot as it is going to be a busy day. I am just going to try to keep my walking to a minimum. 155 more words

A.C. Film Club #31 - Eastern Condors

Elwood and Stephen look at Eastern Condors as Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao team up with the an all-star cast as a squad of convicts are sent to Vietnam to destroy a secret ammo dump, while Sammo gets to tap into his inner Rambo! 47 more words


It will come as no surprise to regular readers that I am a fan of late 19th and early 20th century martial arts ephemera. Postcards, being visual, cheap and easily mailed around the globe, were one vector by which popular images of a wide variety of physical and combative practices were spread.

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Lana Wachowski Returning To Direct & Co-Write THE MATRIX 4 With Keanu Reeves Starring!

Twenty years ago, Lana and Lilly Wachowski changed the landscape of action films and Hollywood blockbusters with their sophomore effort, The Matrix. While the sequels split audiences and critics, the original is still hailed as a hallmark classic of cinema and sort of ushered in a new trend of more cerebral action films with flawless fight/stunt choreography (John Wick directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch originally met star Keanu Reeves while working on The Matrix trilogy). 396 more words


On Writing: The Sky is Blue

I have found people praising certain literary ideas which, to my mind, fail, and not to call out any one ideology, but these ideas are often feminist. 625 more words

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