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Two British snowboarders will tomorrow morning be taking part in the first event of the Winter Olympics, the slopestyle, despite concerns mounting over the safety of the course. Shaun White pictured practicing in Sochi Nicholls fell during practice
the warmth in the storm Dec 23, 2013 3:47 In today's opening essay, Jian highlights acts of warmth taking place in eastern Canada following a bitter ice storm the brought both chaos and beauty to the region.
The Crash Reel," the wrenching but ultimately inspiring story of snowboarder Kevin Pearce's recovery from a traumatic brain injury he suffered on New Year's Eve in 2009, is on the documentary shortlist for an Oscar. The movie's nomination didn't come
From a snowboarding standpoint, it was pure perfection: Soaring jumps 10 and 15 feet above the halfpipe. Double-flipping, twisting, devil-may-care tricks he'd never strung together so perfectly, all with landings so dead-solid it felt as if "the
After a bustling schedule to promote his movie, snowboarder Kevin Pearce decided to unwind with a little excursion into the Canadian backcountry. No daring tricks, of course, just some peaceful passes through the deep powder. He leaves the more
The Crash Reel movingly captures the athlete's difficult acceptance of the fact that he can no longer practice the sport that made him a world champion. Pearce was a contender for a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics when he was knocked
whistlerfilmfestival.com For acclaimed documentary director Lucy Walker, the debut of her latest feature The Crash Reel during the closing gala Sunday night at the Whistler Film Festival qualifies as a homecoming party.
The exhilaration comes from the acrobatic feats of her snowboarder protagonists...Kevin Pearce, her main character, lands on his head while in training for the Olympics. As Walker chronicles his recovery, it becomes apparent that safety and
Kevin Pearce is 45 minutes late for our interview. ''I'm so sorry,'' he says, swinging into the room in skater shorts and T-shirt. ''I went for a run. Someone must have told me about this, but I totally forgot.'' It's impossible to be offended, and
Festival-goers rarely expect a history lesson to go with their weekend music marathons and hedonism, though that is what you get from Public Service Broadcasting. Earlier this year, the London-based duo's debut album, Inform-Educate-Entertain,