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A Killing Art

By Alex Gillis

 

The eagerly anticipated updated return of a bestselling martial arts classic

The leaders of Tae Kwon Do, an Olympic sport and one of the world’s most popular martial arts, are fond of saying that their art is ancient and filled with old dynasties and superhuman feats. In ... Read more

Between the Ropes

By Brian Fritz & Christopher Murray

The power players behind the wildly popular and often controversial world of professional wrestling are examined in this chronological look at the past 10 years of wrestling entertainment.

Cap in Hand

By Bruce Dowbiggin
With Ryan Gauthier

 

Iconic baseball writer Bill James, in 1987, frustrated with MLB’s labor stoppages and the decline of the minor leagues, wrote that the minors “were an abomination … if you’re selling a sport and the players don’t care about winning, that’s not a sport. That’s ... Read more

Coming Down the Mountain

Edited by Brian Kennedy

A comprehensive look at the 1972 Canada-USSR Hockey series and the way that Canadian mythology has been built around it, including essays on topics such as the impact of the summit series on the development of women's hockey, an analysis of media perspectives from the series ... Read more

Creating the Mania

By Jon Robinson

 

Creating the Mania takes fans backstage with an all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes stories of WrestleMania 34, which became the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s highest grossing entertainment event at $14. 1 million and a sold-out crowd of 78,133 fans. Follow the yearlong ... Read more

Death of the Territories

By Tim Hornbaker

 

For decades, distinct professional wrestling territories thrived across North America. Each regionally based promotion operated individually and offered a brand of localized wrestling that greatly appealed to area fans. Promoters routinely coordinated with associates in surrounding ... Read more

Eight-Wheeled Freedom

By D. D. Miller

D. D. Miller is fascinated by roller derby. As the Derby Nerd he has been covering roller derby since 2009, travelling to games across Canada and the United States, including two world championships, reporting back to an ever-growing audience the details of the sport. In this ... Read more

Fast Ice

By Andrew Podnieks

 

The speed and skill of a new hockey generation — in photos and stories

From the incredible debut of Auston Matthews to the unparalleled speed of Connor McDavid, the NHL is experiencing a rebirth that is based on speed and skill, not size, fighting, or intimidation. Fast Ice: ... Read more

Father Bauer and the Great Experiment

By Greg Oliver
Foreword by Jim Gregory

 

A pioneering and beloved Canadian legend comes to life

Father David Bauer changed lives — at the rink, in the classroom, and at the pulpit. Bauer’s dream created the first truly national Canadian hockey team. In 1963, that unique group represented Canada abroad and were ... Read more