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Pong, The Greatest (Computer) Game In History

Culture: September 7, 2017

Part I: In 1972, Nolan Bushnell wanted to start a company producing video games. He had previously developed a game called Computer Space. The game […]

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Wait For The Drop

Culture: August 14, 2017

It was Meredith weekend 2015. The lineup was absolutely stacked with sick bands like Moon Duo, Shellac and Floating Points but for whatever reason I […]

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The Brooklyn Scene

Culture: August 4, 2017

Arghk sat down – presumably, it was a conversation by keyboard and we must disclose that the question of whether or not our interviewee was […]

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The Greatest Derivative Of Ping Pong. Ever. 

Culture: June 30, 2017

This one time, I was travelling through Texas. I was with my friend, Nick, it was a Friday and we were in Austin. Having just […]

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The Rise And Fall (And Rise Again) Of The Penhold

Culture: June 13, 2017

Once upon a time, the penhold was mightier than the swordhold. Well, that statement would be true if the swordhold grip was in fact “real” […]

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The 5 Coolest Things To Do And See In Düsseldorf For The 2017 WTTC

Culture: May 23, 2017

The World Table Tennis Championships is the Everest of competitive table tennis – an extraordinary feat for those talented, committed and competitive enough to fight […]

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Garage Ping Pong At Its Finest

Culture: May 16, 2017

The address wasn’t clear. You got there by a laneway. If by chance another garage was open that day then things might’ve gotten weird. We […]

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E01 // Music To Play Ping Pong To

Culture: Music: May 9, 2017

Ever thought your life needed a film score? We got you covered. Arghk Mixtapes are the audio to your visual. Press play and let us […]

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Ping Pong Diplomacy, Come Again?

Culture: Fashion: April 18, 2017

Common Ground Has A Ping Pong Table. Ping Pong Diplomacy was this historic period in the seventies when the U.S. and China exchanged ping pong […]

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O Heckle, Where Art Thou?

Culture: April 10, 2017

Master the heckle and you’re a hero among your fellow fans, and instantly lambasted by those of the opponent. But forget them. For your comrades, […]

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The Voice, The Kid And Haggard Bat Guy

Culture: March 27, 2017

We cycled up 6th Avenue to 42nd Street. I was on one of those citibikes and, having spent 5 or so days in Manhattan, had […]

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Battle Uncool

Culture: February 10, 2017

Darts, pong, pool. They are daggy, naff, uncool, toy … af. They do not draw fever-pitch crowds throughout a season and their sponsorship deals only […]

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Crime, Punishment And Ping Pong

Culture: January 12, 2017

There’s something about Callie (Editor’s note: totally not her real name) that would see her at home as a tattooed and pierced librarian, or perhaps […]

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Ping Pong For The Proletariat

Culture: December 20, 2016

Table tennis and totalitarian regimes? Not the first random pairing that springs to mind but history has shown them to be odd but entwined-limb bedfellows. […]

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Ping Pong In Skateboarding Culture

Culture: December 8, 2016

Sometimes I skateboard to my local table. I carry my Nittaku racquet in my right hand. It’s one of those racquets where the orange sponge […]

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The Metaphysics Of Ping-Pong

Culture: November 30, 2016

An Excerpt Of Epic Proportions. The Metaphysics of Ping-Pong is a semi-autobiographical dredging of the philosophical dam. At the bottom of the dam lie a […]

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P.P.C.M.

Culture: Fashion: News: September 28, 2016

True to Soviet form, Ping Pong Club Moscow is best dressed as an acronym. For the purposes of this article, historical references and our command of […]

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Zhang Jike: The McEnroe of Table Tennis

Culture: September 15, 2016

Zhang Jike is what party people would call loose. Saturday night Netflix streamers would call him outrageous – a disgrace to the sport! But one […]

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Game Face

Culture: September 5, 2016

Holly Nicolas: The Next Generation Of Australian Table Tennis. The tyranny of distance, offset by year-round glistening sunshine. That’s how Apple describes the isolated state […]

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Gender, Table Tennis And Tehran

Culture: August 24, 2016

How Table Tennis Is Shaping Iranian Public Life. Tehran is a far-reaching metropolis that bridges two very disparate spheres. While its inner mechanics follow those […]

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