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Billy Cosby may come off all cuddly in his patterned sweaters, but he really isn't, according to Fred Weintraub, the entrepreneur/producer whose new memoir is Bruce Lee, Woodstock, And Me. Au contraire! In the early days, Weintraub helped nurture Cosby's everyman persona, but Cosby resisted at fir ... More >>
This is a clip from the 1965 movie Once Upon A Coffee House, featuring a bit by an act called Jim, Jake, and Joan. I have no idea who Jim and Jake were, but Joan was Joan Rivers (formerly Joan Molinsky), part of the trio that was put together by her then-manager Fred Weintraub to play Weintraub's V ... More >>
Bruce Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee, has started a campaign to get the late martial arts movie icon on U.S. postage stamps in 2012, the Year of the Dragon. That would be a badass stamp. We endorse this.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 30, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 35 Getting the thrust of Kung Fu by William Paul "ENTER THE DRAGON" is the first classy Kung Fu movie specially designed for Western audiences, and that's not to be confused with first-class. What it do ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 17, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 20* (we seem to be missing the May 10 issue in our paper archives) Hong Kong's answer to 007 by Tom Costner Within the past month Chinese action movies from Hong Kong's Shaw Brothers studio have been the t ... More >>
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The Times addresses a pet peeve of ours: letting infirm, pregnant, and otherwise challenged people take your seat in the subway. They are inspired by a new, passive-aggressive, thoroughly Bloombergian subway sign that says of seat-offering, "it's not only polite, it's the law." Nannyism of the worst ... More >>
A multimedia show inspired by Bruce Lee
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
The Islamic revolution, and puberty, through the 2D eyes of Marjane Satrapi
Enlightenment meets whup-ass in martial arts retro
At a jujitsu program in the Bronx, soft is hard and surviving is victory.
Hidden master's oeuvre a hybrid of humor and homage
Kicks and giggles: Hong Kong king of comedys kung fu send-up delivers the action goods
Time lost and regained in Wong Kar-wai's long-delayed 2046
Artist Lucas Samaras Peers into the Looking Glass and Sees Himself Over and Over Again
Tyson! Tonya! Boxing Is Big. Fighting It?
On-Screen Heroines Inspire Women to the Martial Arts
Men Take Up Self-Defense
Serenely, women take back the street
At 6-7 and 720 pounds, sumo wrestler Manny Yarbrough is living large. Very, very large.