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Resurrecting The Champ

A captivating story of a fallen boxing champion, told in what’s journalism at its best. Frist of all, you don’t need to be into boxing to appreciate this article, as it is not about boxing at all, but about how things in life can go all wrong pretty quickly. While the story of “The Champ” itself is already worth your attention, the way it is told is what makes it really shine. The article is basically a making-of of itself, with the author candidly mixing in his personal story and his feelings while reporting someone else’s story. Surely one of the best pieces I’ve read all year.

From Weekly Filet #35, in September 2011.

Here Be Monsters

How desperate a situation do you need to be in to consider killing and eating your friend to survive? Read this article and you will know. This a captivating and gruelling story of three teenagers who were lost in the Pacific Ocean for an incredible 51 days. A travel to the abysses of humanity that started with a bottle of Vodka.

From Weekly Filet #20, in May 2011.
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