Raw Combat

FIGHT. NIGHT. “I. believe that the moment New York State starts to regulate the
sport, the underground will become history,” said Melvina at a legislative
roundtable in downtown Manhattan. Around us in the conference room: Jeff
Blatnik, ...

Raw Combat

A unique look into a side of MMA that only a few know and only Genia can give. —Chris Palmquist, partner, MixedMartialArts.com Out Freakin' Cold Forget pay-per-view. Forget championship belts or sanctioning bodies. This is Mixed Martial Arts combat in its purest, rawest form. Follow Jim Genia into the illicit world of vale tudo (anything goes). Locations are always changing and known only to a few, from run-down, shuttered gyms to speakeasy combat cages. The ruthless damage exacted on the human body leaves a trail of hard-won scars. The fighters battle for everything but a payday, risking it all for honor and pride. In a world of conformity, these are men of action who struggle against rules, selling out, and their own demons. Jim Genia offers on-the-mat access to a brutal arena and the men who spill their blood there. "Captures the good, the bad, and the ugly." —Matthew Polly, author of American Shaolin "It's a raw, wild scene and Genia takes you in his pocket for the ride." —Sam Sheridan, author of A Fighter's Heart 16 Pages of No-Holds-Barred Photos

The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports

Firpo shrewdly secured foreign film rights to bouts leading up to and including the
Dempsey fight. He initially demanded payment from the press for interviews or
photos. The night before the fight, he supposedly sat in his hotel room calculating
 ...

The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports

New York City sports history, like the city itself, is noisy, confident, and endlessly fascinating. This is the city where Joe Louis struck a blow against the Nazis, where major league baseball was integrated, and where marathons and professional tennis came into their own. The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports, Updated Edition, recounts New York’s greatest sporting moments, from Jackie Robinson integrating baseball to the Ali-Frazier fight to the New York Giants stunning the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. It covers dramatic sporting events involving the likes of Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams, Reggie Jackson, Dr. J, Joe Namath, and many more. This updated edition features a new, chronological approach to highlight the remarkable history and development of sports in the city and the nation. It also includes many new moments, an updated ranking, and a single list that incorporates events that took place outside the city but involved New York teams. Pick a sport—baseball, football, basketball, boxing, tennis—and in every case New York has had front-row seats for the sport’s major developments and most memorable events. The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports illuminates how important sports are to the life of New York and the city’s preeminent place in American sports history. It’s about all the “firsts” that occurred here, the many titles that have been won, and all the drama in between.

The Last Great Fight

The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives
Forever Joe Layden ... Among those in attendance on fight night: boxing writers
from Sports Illustrated, the Associated Press, The Boston Globe, the New York
Post, ...

The Last Great Fight

Meticulously researched, wonderfully written; the untold story of a legendary fight and the two warriors who would never be the same again It is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James "Buster" Douglas knocked out then-undefeated Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson in the 10th round in 1990 when the dominating and intimidating Tyson was considered invincible. THE LAST GREAT FIGHT takes readers not only behind the scenes of this epic battle, but inside the lives of two men, their ambitions, their dreams, the downfall of one and the rise of another. Using his exclusive interviews with both Tyson and Douglas, family members, the referee, the cutmen, trainers and managers to the commentators and HBO staff covering the fight in Tokyo, Layden has crafted a human drama played out on a large stage. This is a compelling tale of shattered dreams and, ultimately, redemption.

New York Magazine

News Three's Company (90 Matt Houston Gong Show CE) New Jersey News
Knowzone Italian programming One Day ... Run Top Secret Trial of the Third
Reich Primenews 8:30 Full House Wall $treet Week Patty Duke Fight Night at the
L.A. ...

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

New York Magazine

The Hogan Family Hometime News from Italy Superbouts The Jeffersons Devils
Pre-Game Show Looney Tunes Superbouts GRIB Fight Night at the LA Forum
World of Survival World Monitor GINND Crossfire 8:00 Go Baseball: American ...

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

New York Magazine

"I always thought that a woman fighting was very sexy. My sister and I would
always fight night and day. I think I have a strange sense of humor. Sometimes it's
just vicious." While preparations were being made in New York for a Broadway ...

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Ultimate Book of New York Lists

... New York (1981) Escape from the Bronx (1983) Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind (2004) Eyes in the Night (1942) ... The (1997) Fifty Pills (2006)
Fight Night (2008) Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) Finding Forrester (
2000) First ...

The Ultimate Book of New York Lists

Draws on the expertise of famous residents and tourists including Pete Hamill and Howard Stern to rank best and worst visitor spots in New York City, advising readers on everything from where to find the best hamburger to the top ten songs about New York. Original.

New York Magazine

... Five Dragnet GSPIND College Basketball: Sunbelt Conference Championship
10:00 (5) (9) (11) News GEO Movie: War of the Roses The Best of 'Saturday Night
... to the Future II CMSGP Boxing: Fight Night From the Great Western Forum CA-
B American Caesar Movie: Barefoot in the Park Movie: Wings of Eagles Murder,
... 9–10 – 1 |TELEVISION 1:30 a.m. (2) Witness 154 NEW YORK/MARCH 11,
1991.

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Island of Vice

Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York Richard Zacks.
17 “this officer” and “that officer”: Coleman fight: “Night Sticks for the Police,” NYT,
Sept. 24, 1895; “Delehanty Dead,” NYES, Sept. 25, 1895; trial coverage: “Was It ...

Island of Vice

A ROLLICKING NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S EMBATTLED TENURE AS POLICE COMMISSIONER OF CORRUPT, PLEASURE-LOVING NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1880s, AND HIS DOOMED MISSION TO WIPE OUT VICE In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment capital, and also its preferred destination for sin, teeming with 40,000 prostitutes, glittering casinos, and all-night dives packed onto the island’s two dozen square miles. Police captains took hefty bribes to see nothing while reformers writhed in frustration. In Island of Vice, bestselling author Richard Zacks paints a vivid picture of the lewd underbelly of 1890s New York, and of Theodore Roosevelt, the cocksure crusading police commissioner who resolved to clean up the bustling metropolis, where the silk top hats of Wall Street bobbed past teenage prostitutes trawling Broadway. Writing with great wit and zest, Zacks explores how Roosevelt went head-to-head with corrupt Tammany Hall, took midnight rambles with muckraker Jacob Riis, banned barroom drinking on Sundays, and tried to convince 2 million New Yorkers to enjoy wholesome family fun. In doing so, Teddy made a ruthless enemy of police captain “Big Bill” Devery, who grew up in the Irish slums and never tired of fighting “tin soldier” reformers. Roosevelt saw his mission as a battle of good versus evil; Devery saw prudery standing in the way of fun and profit. When righteous Roosevelt’s vice crackdown started to succeed all too well, many of his own supporters began to turn on him. Cynical newspapermen mocked his quixotic quest, his own political party abandoned him, and Roosevelt discovered that New York loves its sin more than its salvation. Zacks’s meticulous research and wonderful sense of narrative verve bring this disparate cast of both pious and bawdy New Yorkers to life. With cameos by Stephen Crane, J. P. Morgan, and Joseph Pulitzer, plus a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable portrait of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory, and a brilliant portrayal of the energetic, confident, and zealous Roosevelt, one of America’s most colorful public figures.

Underneath

Recent works include The End of the Road for Fishamble, This is What we Sang
for Kabosh (Belfast and New York), The Sit and Fight Night (on tour 2011) and An
Image for the Rose outdoors for Whiplash Theatre Company. His latest work ...

Underneath

It's mad that ye're here with me. In Cobh. I always felt like I was born on the brink of the world. That I was near death, always. And here I am! Hereafter. This place of slower motion. But whipping energy. Back Home. A woman lies dead in her grave in the Tumbledown cemetery, Cobh, County Cork. It's a recent relocation; only two weeks before she was living in a flat near Croke Park in Dublin, beneath two East European prostitutes who she had begun to be friendly with. From her last resting place, she tells the story of her life: her happy childhood and the mother who loved Cleopatra; being struck by lightning and then missing school for a year; her night shifts in hotels washing and mending laundry; up to her ultimate and untimely demise in a north Dublin flat; all via a series of unlikely encounters and heartbreaking betrayals. Written in Pat Kinevane's signature style, Underneath is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. Underneath was published to coincide with the play's first production by Fishamble theatre company in December 2014.

Annual Report of the Forest Commission of the State of New York

New York (State). Forest Commission. morning they came to business with
bloodshot eyes and the marks of a hard night generally upon them. Nearly the
entire male population put in the night fighting the forest fire north of the city,
which for ...

Annual Report of the Forest Commission of the State of New York

"Compendium of laws relative to the Adirondack wilderness from 1774-1894": 1893, v. 2.

Little Thing Big Thing

His most recent works are The End of the Road for Fishamble, This is What we
Sang for Kabosh (Belfast and New York), The Sit and Fight Night on tour 2011
and An Image for the Rose outdoors for Whiplash Theatre Company. His latest
work ...

Little Thing  Big Thing

In Nigeria, a frightened child puts an old roll of film into the hands of Dublin-bound teacher Sister Martha. In Dublin, ex-con Larry, with a wounded backside, has to get out of the city to rob a convent. Meanwhile, Scarab Oil plans to unleash its new clean fuel of the future. The film roll Martha is carrying attracts the urgent interest of some very powerful and ambitious people. A play written for two actors and filled with memorable characters, Little Thing, Big Thing is the latest production from the innovative and outstanding Irish theatre company Fishamble.

Desolation Angels

I realize it's Friday Night all over America, in New York it's just ten o'clock and the
fight's started in the Garden and longshoremen in North River bars are all
watching the fight and drinking 20 beers apiece, and Sams are sitting in the front
row of ...

Desolation Angels

Desolation Angels is the wild and soulful story of the legendary road trip that Jack Kerouac took before the publication of On the Road, told through the persona of Jack Duluoz and accompanied by his thinly-disguised Beat cohorts Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs. As they hitch, hop freight trains, walk and talk their way across the world, from California to Mexico, London to Paris and on to opium-ridden Tangiers, Kerouac chronicles their poetry, partying, mountain vigils and spiritual contemplation with unsurpassable energy and humanity.

Fight All Day March All Night

November 29, the parolees marched ten miles to alexandria, Virginia, where they
boarded flat cars of the Orange & alexandria railroad, bound for Union Mills,
Virginia. awaiting new Springfields and equipment, members of the 126th New
York ...

Fight All Day  March All Night

In 1862 twenty-one-year-old Morris Brown Jr. left his studies at Hamilton College to take up the Union cause. He quickly rose in rank from sergeant major to captain and acting regimental commander for the 126th New York Volunteers. In letters written to his family in Penn Yan, New York, Brown describes his experiences at war: the unseemly carping between fellow officers, the fear that gripped men facing battle, and the longing to return home. Brown’s letters also reveal an ambitious young man who not only wanted recognition but also wanted to assure himself of a financial future. Above all, this is the story of a courageous young man, told mostly in his own words. Few Civil War soldiers were as articulate as Morris Brown Jr., fewer served in a regiment that saw so much combat, still fewer commanded a regiment at such a young age, and even fewer were recognized by the newly minted Medal of Honor.

Friday Night Fighter

INTRODUCTION Fight Night It is Saturday, June 3, 1961. ... (a person in the
boxer's corner who applies Vaseline and other treatments to the face during a
fight) for Rocky Marciano, ... They are from Tijuana, San Diego, Los Angeles,
New York.

Friday Night Fighter

Friday Night Fighter relives a lost moment in American postwar history, when boxing ruled as one of the nation's most widely televised sports. During the 1950s and 1960s, viewers tuned in weekly, sometimes even daily, to watch widely-recognized fighters engage in primordial battle, with the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports Friday Night Fights being the most popular fight show. Troy Rondinone follows the dual narratives of the Friday Night Fights show and the individual story of Gaspar "Indio" Ortega, a boxer who appeared on primetime network television more than almost any other boxer in history. From humble beginnings growing up poor in Tijuana, Mexico, Ortega personified the phenomenon of postwar boxing at its greatest, appearing before audiences of millions to battle the biggest names of the time, such as Carmen Basilio, Tony DeMarco, Chico Vejar, Benny "Kid" Paret, Emile Griffith, Kid Gavilan, Florentino Fernández, and Luis Manuel Rodriguez. Rondinone explores the factors contributing to the success of televised boxing, including the rise of television entertainment, the role of a "reality" blood sport, Cold War masculinity, changing attitudes toward race in America, and the influence of organized crime. At times evoking the drama and spectacle of the Friday Night Fights themselves, this volume is a lively examination of a time in history when Americans crowded around their sets to watch the main event.

The Greatest Sport of All

There ' s a lot of young talent in the New York area , and more fighters would
gravitate here if more fights were available . Also , the biggest obstacle ... In other
words , $ 6 , 000 , 000 would buy twelve fight nights for the Garden . The Madison
 ...

The Greatest Sport of All


New York Nights

World War II had consumed a large portion of American males and, just as the
sociology was returning to a semblance of normality, the Korean conflict had
broken out and, once again, the youth of America left in great numbers to fight on
 ...

New York Nights

New York Nights shares the personal experiences, gossipy anecdotes, and critical commentary of a television and concert producer who has been firmly entrenched in the exciting and unpredictable comedy and jazz scene in a city that never sleeps. Producer Nick Catalano introduced early audiences to the comedy of Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher, Richard Lewis, Robert Klein, Larry David, Sam Kinison, Ray Romano, and many others. In this compelling collection of stories, Catalano reminisces about how these comedians started in the business and also includes details about the hangouts of jazz legends like Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, and Max Roach. A reviewer and essayist, Catalano shares his night club observations on the performances of such well-known singers as Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mathis, and Mel Tormé and his critical commentary on the writing of luminaries such as Dorothy Parker, H.L. Mencken and Budd Schulberg. For those who have never experienced the excitement of sitting in an aisle seat at the Metropolitan Opera, Catalano deftly recreates the scene and what it is like to witness the magic and incredible talent of Placido Domingo and Therese Stratas. New York Nights puts its finger on the pulse of an incredible and vast cultural landscape and offers an intriguing and entertaining behind-the-scenes look at a world like no other.

American Night

Stuart Hall, “Life and Times of the First New Left,” New Left Review 61 (January–
February 2010): 177. 38. Howard Fast, Intellectuals and the Fight for Peace (New
York: Masses and Mainstream, 1949), 3, 5. 39. The Editors, “Preface for Today,” ...

American Night

American Night, the final volume of an unprecedented trilogy, brings Alan Wald's multigenerational history of Communist writers to a poignant climax. Using new research to explore the intimate lives of novelists, poets, and critics during the Cold War, Wald reveals a radical community longing for the rebirth of the social vision of the 1930s and struggling with a loss of moral certainty as the Communist worldview was being called into question. The resulting literature, Wald shows, is a haunting record of fracture and struggle linked by common structures of feeling, ones more suggestive of the "negative dialectics" of Theodor Adorno than the traditional social realism of the Left. Establishing new points of contact among Kenneth Fearing, Ann Petry, Alexander Saxton, Richard Wright, Jo Sinclair, Thomas McGrath, and Carlos Bulosan, Wald argues that these writers were in dialogue with psychoanalysis, existentialism, and postwar modernism, often generating moods of piercing emotional acuity and cosmic dissent. He also recounts the contributions of lesser known cultural workers, with a unique accent on gays and lesbians, secular Jews, and people of color. The vexing ambiguities of an era Wald labels "late antifascism" serve to frame an impressive collective biography.

I Don t Believe It But It s True

in Nevada is keyed to fight - night responsibilities and the magnitude of the fight .
The lead doctor on a ... In New York , where annual physicals are required , ring
doctors are paid $ 75 for each physical they perform on a fighter . A “ full physical
 ...

I Don t Believe It  But It s True

Hauser, the most respected boxing writer in America today, has compiled an anthology of his essays about professional boxing covering the year 2005. Featured themes include an in-depth portrait of Oscar De La Hoya, and personal reflections on luminaries like Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins and Don King. Hauser also goes behind the scenes at the television reality show The Contender.