Ji Gong: The Master Hidden Beneath Rags

Song Dynasty monk Daoji, known as Ji Gong, held the Buddha in one hand and a jug of wine in the other.
Sascha Matuszak

A Cat Who Can Catch Mice: A Closer Look at the Abbot of Shaolin

China's anti-graft body is investigating Shi Yongxin, the upstanding monk who became a CEO.
Sascha Matuszak

36,000 Kung Fu Kids Star in M.I.A. and GENER8ION's Video

At first, we thought it was CGI.
TCP Staff
The Dirty Laundry Issue

How I Became Karate-Dad

I'm 47 years old now, and lately I've been waking to an urge that was a daily part of my psychological life in my teens and 20s: the desire to improve myself.
Clancy Martin

Ten Years After His Death, New Yorkers Still Love Ol' Dirty Bastard

Considering the tenth anniversary of his death is right around the corner, I went out into the streets of New York to see what the people of Dirt McGirt's hometown have to say about his legacy.
Zachary Schwartz
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Impressions of Wu: Thoughts from the First Listen of Wu-Tang Clan's 'A Better Tomorrow'

We went to the listening party for 'A Better Tomorrow' and got dining advice from U-God. Plus, listen to a new song, "Ruckus in B Minor."
Drew Millard
Kyle Kramer

A Shaolin Monk Tries Mixed Martial Arts

A Buddhist warrior takes the first baby steps into the world of MMA in order to help revive Chinese kungfu.
Sascha Matuszak

U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan Is Finally Speaking His Piece

With his new album, Keynote Speaker, out today, we caught up with U-God to talk about the state of rap, the paradigm shift that the record industry is undergoing, squashed beefs, life on the streets, and what the future holds for him and the Wu...
Ronny J. Holmes

Ghostface's "The Rise of the Ghostface Killah" is Hotter Shit than a Flaming Bag of Poop

Ghostface Killah, aging gracefully ever since he dropped.