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A review of “Lifting King Kong”: Korean weightlifting and cinematic glory

Lifting King Kong, 2009, dir. by Park Keon-Hong, starring Lee Beom-So, Jo An, Lee Yun-Hee, Jeon Bo-Mi, etc., 120 mins Has the moviegoing public been clamoring for a movie about Olympic weightlifting? I know I have, ever since I watched an … Continue reading

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The Human Circus turns four!

Another year, another 5000 videos posted by Klokov. And another birthday! Yes, the Human Circus, née “The Mint 400” way back in 2010, has just turned a ripe four years old. I have no conception of what four-year-old children do, … Continue reading

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Review of “The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s secret story”

The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s secret story, by Ognian Georgiev, translated by Ilko Germanov [NB: I recognize this is not Part II of the Mike Grabero/Lydiet Valentin fiasco love story. But iambic pentameter takes time! And effort. For those of … Continue reading

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The 2012 American Open (and Outlaw Open)—Part 1 (of a few)

It wasn’t easy trying to maintain a degree of pseudo-objectivity at this year’s American Open, held out in beautiful Palm Springs, California. Not that anyone has ever accused me of being balanced or objective or in any way reasonable and … Continue reading

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Ridiculously strong women put on a show; STOP THE PRESSES!

With Akkaev and Klokov allegedly out of the Olympics, there was a temptation to simply crawl into bed for the next week or so, brooding over deep, existential problems while listening to Dashboard Confessional and eating tubs of Ben & … Continue reading

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