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|Blog - Left Hook October 30 Riaz Sayani-Mulji | The Canadian Civil Liberties Association hosted a Toronto Police vs. Artists hockey game to "build bridges" with the community. But, what community was actually benefiting from this event?|
|Blog - Left Hook August 28 Tyler Shipley | There was a time when the idea of military pomp at a Canadian sporting event would have seemed absurdly out of place -- that was an American thing. Oh, how the times have changed.|
|Blog - Left Hook September 21 Tyler Shipley, Julian Ammirante | Even when dealing with wealthy NHLers, there is still an issue of labour and capital at the heart of it all; we call on fans to direct their frustration at the broader commodification of sports.|
|Blog - Left Hook September 12 Matt Hern | Matt Hern offers a response to Kalman-Lamb's critique of boxing, suggesting that the physicality and embodiment of fighting and martial arts can offer a window into libratory politics.|
|Blog - Left Hook August 28 Justin Panos | Justin Panos weaves together the histories of capitalism, New York City, and the damn Yankees.|
|Blog - Left Hook August 15 Julian Ammirante | Left Hook special feature! This week's offering is a full-length Marxian analysis of sport, responding to the dominant culturalist readings of sport-as-spectacle.|
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'Hitting Like a Girl'*: Why I'm not celebrating the inclusion of women's boxing in the London OlympicsNathan Kalman-Lamb | While mainstream pundits are celebrating the recognition of women's boxing as a step forward for women, one writer insists that it is more complicated than that.
|Blog - Left Hook July 25 Travis Reitsma | There is a long history of non-Indigenous sports teams using 'Indian' imagery in their branding efforts. Some more egregious than others -- but all problematic.|
|Blog - Left Hook July 18 SJ | While most reactions to the Penn State sexual abuse cover-up focus on irresponsible individuals, this piece looks deeper at the hypermasculine sporting culture that made the cover-up possible.|
|Blog - Left Hook July 13 Tyler Shipley | A comprehensive analysis of ongoing homophobia in the hockey world, as manifest in hyperbolic media reactions to Brian Burke's participation in the 2012 Pride Parade.|