This video shows a kabura-ya (鏑矢), a turnip-headed whistling arrow, fired by a master kyudo archer at the Albert Park Sports Stadium in Melbourne on 13 February, 2010. Contrary to my jokey headline, they were used mostly in formal exchanges, as signals, or to carry messages, not as terror weapons like the Aztec Death Whistle.
It's hard to imagine, but at one point, Duke Nukem was one of the biggest video game properties on the planet. Looking at the series with modern eyes, Duke Nukem is a crass example of masculinity, replete with dated views of women and violence. To be fair, the first-person shooter genre hasn't evolved that far… READ THE REST
Some sports will forever be linked to Black Americans. With its innumerable roster of memorable Black greats, basketball is usually the first sport that comes to mind, but boxing is equally known for an array of Black champions. Due to how synonymous Black Americans are with boxing, it's almost unreal to imagine that there was… READ THE REST
The strides we've taken as a nation to rectify the grotesque legacy of slavery and Jim Crow that stains America's soul has been…decent. Yes, things have changed for the better, but there are still rotted parts of America's relationship with race that seemingly grow more malignant each year. Although concepts like anti-racism are becoming common… READ THE REST
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