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Reporting from Montreal

I'm back hosting fight week videos for HBO Boxing. A selection from my first assignment, in Montreal:









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Everywhere the Simpsons Went

If ever an infographic deserved embedding, it seems to me it would be this one:


Where the Simpons Went...

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Salmonara

Although I wear a number of interrelated hats - blogger, boxing correspondent, occasional broadcaster, features article writer, environmental consultant - I self-identify primarily as a book author, specifically as an author of books on science and environmental matters.

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12 Days of Twin Peaks


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Fairytale of New York


There's arguably no finer Christmas song that the enigmatic melancholy of "Fairytale of New York", by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl (made all the more melancholy, in my view, by MacColl's tragic passing.) This excellent Guardian piece from 2010 offers the story behind the song, and the revelation that Shane McGowan, appearances to the contrary, could be an extraordinarily diligent and detailed songwriter. Read More 
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Viva Las Maryland ...

I have become oddly comfortable in and around casinos after 10 years of covering fights in Las Vegas. So congratulations to my friends at MGM Resorts International for securing the go-ahead to build a casino at National Harbor in Prince George's County, and many thanks for their consideration in building it a brief trip-down-King Street-and-water-taxi-ride-across-the-Potomac from my home. Planned opening: mid-2016. Read More 
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Paciano at Night

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A New Favorite Thing

This blog by Ken Levine is my new favorite thing.
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Goodbye Joe Dog

JoeDog Laurent. 1999-2013. RIP buddy.
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An Inordinate Fondness for Lilith Sternin-Crane



There's no easy way to say this, so I'll just come out with it. I appear to have developed a (hopefully passing) infatuation with a fictional character from a TV show that ended 20 years ago.

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