06 avril 2014

Love on Ice: What Tonya Harding Teaches Us About the Academy

By Jacqui Shine - Chronicle Vitae. I’m not much for proxy wars among nation-states or for feats of heroic athleticism, so the Winter Olympics largely escaped my notice—except for one thing.
At the moment, we’re avidly revisiting a range of cultural phenomena on their 20th anniversaries (right now, for example, Gary Sinise is on my television, talking about playing Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump). And at the intersection of nostalgia and Olympic fever, much attention has been given to an anniversary of dubious distinction: the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. You know, the one in which Jeff Gillooly, the husband of Olympic hopeful Tonya Harding, engineered an assault on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan after a practice session. See more...

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