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    Mahoney Lonesome

    by  • March 28, 2013 • Gary Barwin, Poetry, Wrestling • 0 Comments

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                 The victorious wrestler is an oiled rhinoceros in a green Speedo, stomping the ground with his delicate feet. His funeral barge arms are ceremonially poised above the golden sheaves of his mullet, shorn and curled like an offering in a rite of vegetative fertility. His muscles are burial mounds beneath the roiling prairie...

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    Playlist: Julie Hart, the Montreal Screwjob 15 Years Later

    by  • November 8, 2012 • Julie Hart, Playlist, Wrestling • 0 Comments

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    *Editor’s Note: On the eve of the anniversary of wrestling’s most controversial moment, the infamous “Montreal Screwjob”, Julie Hart, former wife of wrestling superstar Bret “The Hitman” Hart, reveals 25 Hart-breaking songs inspired by their relationship, a Barnstormer exclusive, from her forthcoming memoir Hart Strings (Tightrope Books, 2013). The book is, in Hart’s words,...

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    WWE SummerSlam 2012: A Review

    by  • August 20, 2012 • Spencer Gordon, Wrestling • 0 Comments

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    AUGUST 19, 2012. STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Singles Match for the United States Championship Pre-Show: Antonio Cesaro (with Aksana) vs. Santino Marella (c) Once again, two ‘lucky’ wrestlers received the dubious honour of competing during the SummerSlam pre-show. Last time, at Money in the Bank, the WWE shat on the tag-team division by...

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    Everything’s Gone Green

    by  • August 15, 2012 • Features, Fiction, Nathaniel G. Moore, Wrestling • 0 Comments

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    The following is an excerpt from Nathaniel G. Moore’s forthcoming novel Savage 1986-2011. The story tracks Nate’s idyllic teen years in the 1980s to his disorganized and funereal twenties to his hopeful thirties, chronicling the middle-class implosion of his family, bracketed by July 1986 – when Nate first saw Randy “Macho Man” Savage in person –...

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    WWE Money in the Bank 2012: A Review

    by  • July 16, 2012 • Features, Spencer Gordon, Wrestling • 1 Comment

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    Spencer Gordon’s first book of fiction is called Cosmo, and it’s dropping in the fall of 2012 with Coach House Books. His fiction, poetry, and other articles have been published (or will be published) in magazines and anthologies like Joyland, Event, The Windsor Review, and a lot more. He’s a co-editor/founder of the online magazine The Puritan and the micro-press Ferno House,...

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    Femme Fatale: Wrestling as Art

    by  • July 16, 2012 • Features, Henry Gass, Wrestling • 1 Comment

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    Henry Gass is freelance reporter and photographer, formerly of Montreal but doing the J-school thing in New York. His writing has appeared in the McGill Daily, the Montreal Mirror (RIP), Rabble, The Ecologist, Forget The Box, and OpenFile Montreal. His photos have appeared in some of the above, but also his Flickr. Follow him on Twitter: @henrygass, as he hates on all the...

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