Playing With Fire: A Chat with Cartoonist Ed Hall

I realize anything involving President Trump tends to make people lose their minds, but I’m going to risk it anyway, because a few days ago I saw a really interesting cartoon, and I want to talk about it today.

The cartoon, which is about the California wildfires, was created by Ed Hall, an established political . . . → Read More: Playing With Fire: A Chat with Cartoonist Ed Hall

Penguins, Islanders Wear Star of David for Massacre Victims

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On Monday I speculated about the various ways that the Steelers might memorialize the Tree of Life massacre victims. But the Penguins beat them to it. For last night’s home game against the Islanders, they wore a cleverly designed jersey patch featuring their standard triangle-based logo with . . . → Read More: Pens and Isles Wear Star of David for Massacre Victims

A Uni Watch Look at Muhammad Ali

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You know this photo; everybody does. It captures one of the signature moments in the career of Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday: his controversial first-round knockout of Sonny Liston in their heavyweight title rematch in May of 1965.

The photo also captures Ali’s signature look: . . . → Read More: A Uni Watch Look at Muhammad Ali

Funk in the Trunks

After Joe Frazier’s recent death, I mentioned Frazier’s flashy trunks in the first Ali fight and his orange gloves with green thumbs in his first bout with George Foreman.

That prompted a wonderful response from boxing researcher/historian Sunni Khalid, who provided a primer on Frazier’s stylings in the squared circle, along with some . . . → Read More: Funk in the Trunks