Tag Archives: boxing

Thom Jones: The Pugilist at Rest (in Peace)

Thom Jones was not a one-shot wunderkind so much as a career scrapper who banged back at a world intent on beating the shit out of him. Continue reading

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Arthur Cravan: Pugilist, Poet, Provocateur, Ponce, and the Queering of the Queensbury Rules

Arthur Cravan’s ambivalent burlesque of boxing was —as was typical of his style— a public insult and act of revenge against the Marquis of Queensbury. Continue reading

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SEVEN THINGS WE DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK: The Once and Future King Edition

Kings, Charlatans and Cowards! (And more!) Continue reading

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April 15, 1985: The Fight

For the last 30 years, I’ve regarded Hagler/Hearns the way oral poets preserved the ancient stories: I’ve remembered it, replayed it and above all, celebrated it. Continue reading

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Man Up – On Art and Masculinity in London

What does it take to be a man – or to make art from the subject of masculinity? As the Xs and Ys that define gender seem less fixed, Zakia Uddin investigates. Continue reading

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