Tag: sport

  • Books About Boys Who Dance

    Books About Boys Who Dance

    Some of the books below are specifically about boys and men who dance. Others are more generally about celebrating boys who break free of expected masculine roles. Unfortunately there’s still a way to go before book publishing breaks away from the strict gender binary. That’s why we’re still getting books which say, “Boys can do girly things” and “Girls can…

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  • Tennis And Badminton In Art

    Tennis And Badminton In Art

    Humans worked out how much fun it is whack a thing with a bat like thing many, many years ago. Scenes of the joy of racquet sports such as tennis and badminton has been preserved in art.

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  • Skating in Illustration

    Skating in Illustration

    Ice-skating is one of the joys of winter. Or so I believe. (I live in Australia.) Below are some examples of ice-skating in art and illustration. I’ve included some pictures of roller-skating as well.

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  • Champion by Ring Lardner Analysis

    Champion by Ring Lardner Analysis

    “Champion” is a short story about boxing by Ringgold Lardner, who was an American sports columnist as well as a short story writer. He had three main subjects: sports, marriage and theatre. The story was first published in October 1916, Metropolitan magazine. Lardner’s family was wealthy, he had to wear a brace on his foot until age eleven, he and…

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  • The Wrestler Film Analysis: Appearance vs. Reality

    The Wrestler Film Analysis: Appearance vs. Reality

    The Wrestler (2008) directed by Darren Aronofsky remains one of the best, and also one of the saddest, films I’ve seen. Australia’s Margaret and David both gave the film five out of five stars. Logline: A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. The Wrestler is a tale…

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  • Million Dollar Baby Film Study

    Million Dollar Baby Film Study

    Today is Curmudgeon’s Day, according to Twitter. (Un)happy Curmudgeon’s Day! In that spirit I will take a close look at a film in which a curmudgeonly old man learns to soften up with the help of an earnest and humble young woman. I first saw this film around the time Million Dollar Baby come out and in my memory it was…

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