May 26, 1993 |
Divorce Filing: Director Oliver Stone's wife, Elizabeth, has filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court. The Stones were married June 6, 1981, and separated on Sunday, according to Elizabeth Stone's petition. She seeks custody of the couple's sons, Sean, 8, and Michael, 1, with visitation rights for Stone. The petition also seeks child support and alimony payments. The former Elizabeth Cox was Stone's assistant on "The Hand."
April 16, 1990 |
A few weeks ago, Luke Avedon's teacher suggested he bring his mother's book to "Show and Tell." The boy told his 5-year-old friends that his mom had written "Thanksgiving" about his daddy. He told them it was a book about how his daddy died from AIDS. "I'm so glad he's in a school like that. And I'm so proud he can be proud," author Elizabeth Cox says. "Thanksgiving," published by Harper & Row, is Cox's first book.
March 4, 2001 |
BARGAINS IN THE REAL WORLD By Elizabeth Cox Random House: 218 pp., $19.95 Elizabeth Cox's writing in these 13 stories has a quiet well-mannered self-assurance a reader seldom sees. Odd to think that writing, like people, can have good or bad manners. Well-mannered writing is gracious and helpful. The timing is synchronous with the meaning. Nothing shouts at you. The style is quiet. The author is a conduit, a flute, an instrument played by mysterious natural, cultural and intellectual winds.
March 6, 2001 |
Elizabeth Cox has a way of working both sides of the street in this collection of 13 short stories, four of them previously unpublished. She writes of the old and the contemporary South, of comic and violent events, of the power of innocence and the weakness of betrayal. Her specialty is the sexual molestation in which the victim at least partly collaborates. In "Biology," for instance, the 15-year-old narrator, Evie, is seduced by a traveling evangelist who looks like actor Jeff Chandler.
August 12, 1999 |
NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who took a job this year as assistant basketball coach at Alchesay High School on the White Mountain Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona, has listed his Beverly Hills-area home at $3.8 million. The former Lakers center, who became the NBA all-time leading scorer in 1984, co-wrote the book "Black Profiles in Courage" (William Morrow, 1996), and he wrote the bestsellers "Kareem" (1990) and "Giant Steps" (1983).