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Woman Foils Intruder With Medieval Skills, Sword

She learned to fight in the Society for Creative Anachronism

(Newser) - An Indiana woman says her training in medieval combat helped her corner a home intruder. The Indianapolis Star reports 43-year-old Karen Dolley of Indianapolis threw punches until she had the suspect cornered during the Thursday night break-in. She then kept him subdued with a Japanese sword she keeps near her... More »

For What It Is, Whip It Works

Barrymore is a revelation—as a director

(Newser) - Drew Barrymore's Whip It isn't a revelation, but fans of the aspirational sports comedy/drama probably won't do better this season, critics forecast:
  • The film is "hard to mock and easy to like." Though it won't "change the way you think about movies, roller derby or the relations
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Roller Derby Makes a KC Comeback

Women's league in Kansas City to be featured on ESPN

(Newser) - When Brooke Leavitt lost her right arm in a school bus accident when she was 3, little did she know her handicap would help re-launch roller derby in the Midwest, reports the Steady Burn blog. Leavitt skates for the Knockouts in the four-team Kansas City Roller Warriors women's roller derby... More »

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