October 1, 2006 |
What do Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, Caroline Kennedy, Madonna, Lynne Cheney, Jorge Posada and Paul McCartney have in common (besides sizable incomes)? Well, if you have young kids, you probably already know the answer: children's books. It seems like every time you walk into a bookstore, some other celebrity has joined the craze. Jamie Lee Curtis alone has seven titles available, some bestsellers.
September 21, 2003 |
Bobby Riggs knew he was in trouble from the moment Billie Jean King made her grand entrance, 30 years ago Saturday, in the Battle of the Sexes. Leaning back on a throne fixed to a red velvet litter, King waved regally to the 30,472 inside the Houston Astrodome and to the estimated 50 million who watched this outrageous and historic tennis match on television.
September 5, 2013 |
"Last Tango in Halifax" -- The best new show of the fall is a rapturous mix of absurdly fairy-tale-romance and frantic modern complications, set in the sylvan drear of Yorkshire and brought to life by masterfully shaded performances. “Last Tango in Halifax ” tells the story of a widow and a widower who reconnect via Facebook and quickly rekindle a romance that never quite happened. But time, and her grim attendant's age and infirmity, are not the only obstacles this new/old love must face.
July 4, 2003 |
Everything was going so well for Billie Jean King on Thursday morning. She was at a gathering, not far from Wimbledon, making an announcement that the British company Shock Absorber would make up the $70,000 difference in prize money between the men's singles champion and the women's singles champion here this year. King, captain of the U.S. Fed Cup team, remained fine, even when questions turned to the Fed Cup controversy, her dispute with Lindsay Davenport.
October 20, 2008 |
The Thing is not your garden-variety periodical. Putting a spin on the idea of text messaging, the Thing is by turns a window shade, a baseball cap, a set of coasters and a hunk of rubber. That last issue puts the lie to those glossy fall fashion magazines that could double as doorstops. It is a doorstop.
April 16, 2001 |
"When Billie Beat Bobby," tonight's stylish ABC account of the most ballyhooed tennis match in history, serves up smart social observations and two first-class performances.
August 29, 2006 |
There were at least two reasons to applaud the ceremony held here Monday night at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, one obvious and the other subtle. The obvious was that Billie Jean King's sport stood up and said thank you, in as public a way as possible, to someone who was a winner in her world and everybody else's. In renaming the U.S. National Tennis Center in her name, tennis paid proper homage to King as a champion, not only of tennis but of women's rights as well. By implication, the U.S.