Category Archives: Dance

25 Years Ago, A Mad March

In the spring of 1990, every kid on the playground played basketball for Loyola Marymount. Here were the starters: high-scoring Bo Kimble, sharp-shooting surfer Jeff Fryer, token Swede Per Stumer (yes, that’s his name), lockdown defender Tony Walker and … at 5-foot-7 … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Maniac

At the front end of my last deployment I found myself in a cluttered compound on the Fallujah Peninsula known as Combat Outpost (or “COP”) Black. Walled off with Hesco barriers filled with dirt and rocks and lined with concertina wire, it sat … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: You Should Be Dancing

In the middle of the NBA and NHL playoffs and risking permanent revocation of my Man Card, I watched an episode of “Dancing with the Stars” for the first time this week. Here are a few observations: It wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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The Grind

I was at a wedding reception recently that featured some serious grinding on the dance floor. I was outraged … that I wasn’t involved. The Grind (the move, not the MTV dance show … where is Eric Nies these days?) used to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Mao’s Last Dancer*

“Mao’s Last Dancer” is probably my new favorite movie – a rich biopic that follows the renowned Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin from his brutal apprenticeship in a Beijing studio for gifted youths to his star-turn as a headliner for the Houston Ballet. There’s a love story woven in … Continue reading

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