Billie Jean King

The eye behind the camera tackles tracking shots, dramatic tension and submerged love

An erotic underwater love scene, the cheap but colorful motels of the displaced, a tennis match with more than a trophy at stake: Three cinematographers explain how they got their shots, and why they mattered.<p><b>Alexis Zabe | ‘The Florida Project’</b><p><b>The scene:</b> Hailey (played by newcomer Bria Vinaite), a …

Cinematography

24 Stunning Quotes on Success to Cheer Your Rainy Days

1. Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. – Henry …

Self-improvement

'Battle of the Sexes': How Emma Stone Became Billie Jean King With a Tan and '70s Haircut

“Billie Jean King didn’t wear a lot of make-up,” says make-up department head Torsten Witte, of planning to transform the actress into the tennis …

Emma Stone

Writing Resilience: Discover the Key to a Successful Writing Career

“Writing is so difficult that I feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape all punishment hereafter.”—Jessamyn West<p>The dead …

Authors

Emma Stone And Billie Jean King On Battle Of The Sexes, Equality And Role Models

Those born right before the baby boomers - and long before generation X, millennials and generation Z - are known as the “silent generation”, because …

Feminism

What Should a Gay Dad Teach His Daughters During This Period of Reckoning Around Sexual Abuse?

<i>Hey, Daddy! is a monthly column exploring the joys and struggles of parenting from a gay father’s perspective. Got a topic idea or question for</i> …

Brett Ratner

Oscar voters get DVD screeners of ‘The Big Sick,’ ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ ‘First They Killed My Father’

Amazon just sent Oscar voters screeners of the critically acclaimed “The Big Sick” while Fox Searchlight delivered its deft comedy “The Battle of the …

Award Shows

‘Pot of gold’ in reach for Rainbow Laces, and media

<b>For many footballers and rugby players, the Rainbow Laces campaign for LGBT inclusion in sport has previously presented a dilemma that’s not been</b> …

LGBTQ

Battle of the Sexes review: "Stone and Carell ace it in this smart biopic"

In September 1973, 90 million TV viewers watched an extraordinary mixed-sex tennis match, as 55-year-old former US champ Bobby Riggs took on the …

Steve Carell

Sarah Silverman: ‘Jokes I made 15 years ago I'd not make today’

Sarah Silverman’s comedy has always aimed a laser into the dark corners of sexism, racism and religion. But now she’s using her wit to make sense of the huge issues facing America. Sophie Heawood meets her in Hollywood<p>Arriving at the Hollywood studio complex where Sarah Silverman has her office, I …

Comedy

The female body in sports

When a 29-year-old Billie Jean King faced 55-year-old Bobby Riggs for an exhibition tennis match titled “Battle of the Sexes” in 1973, it was hardly …

Sport (Australia)

Jeff Jacobs: Protect UConn women's sports from erosion

Nina Klein reawakened me Friday afternoon.<p>Rebecca Lobo's banner reawakened me Friday night.<p>Now, as the young folks like to say, I'm woke.<p>If important …

College Basketball

Tennis legend Billie Jean King on the 3 common traits that lead to greatness

PALM DESERT, Calif.— Tennis legend Billie Jean King — who blazed a trail for equality and ushered in a new era for women’s sports in the 1970s — …

Sports Technology

Homophobe Margaret Court: Livid Over Marriage Equality in Australia

Earlier this week Australians overwhelmingly voted in favor of marriage equality there in a voluntary, non-binding mail-in vote that Parliament will …

Equality

Why the CEO behind one of the largest cryptocurrencies left AOL and Yahoo for blockchain

It's hard to avoid cryptocurrency talk these days. Yet just a few years ago, blockchain was a little-known technology.<p>So for Brad Garlinghouse, CEO …

Bitcoin

American Masters Shares "Memories" Of Bob Hope With Latest Film About Iconic Entertainer

Bob Hope reportedly said of turning 50: “You still chase women, but only downhill.”™<p>Of turning 80, he said, “That’s the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing.”<p>And of reaching 90, he said, “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”<p>Then finally at …

Entertainment

ANOTHER WIN FOR EMILY NASH: Lunenburg High golfer gets MIAA sportsmanship award

FOXBORO -- Lunenburg High golfer Emily Nash just keeps on winning -- on and off the course.<p>In October, the talented female golfer on the fall boys' …

'Mudbound,' 'A Fantastic Woman,' 'The Breadwinner' and other movie picks for Nov. 17

<i>Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang.</i><p><b>Battle of the Sexes</b> This enjoyable and entertaining film, with the gifted and innately likable actors Emma Stone and Steve Carell as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, respectively, is most involving when it deals not with sports or …

Justin Chang

Jennifer Lawrence almost stole Emma Stone’s defining role

And Emma won’t let her forget it<p><b>From the editors of InStyle</b> <b><br>Words by Brandi Fowler</b><p>As it turns out, Jennifer Lawrence could’ve nabbed the role that …

Emma Stone

Sex segregation in sports

Doriane Lambelet Coleman (Duke): Sex in Sport. Emily Bartlett and Nancy Leong (Denver): Sex Segregation in Sports as a Public Health Issue. Nancy …

Oscars 2018: The Winners And Losers Of The Fall Festivals | Deadline

Last year at this time, strong and obvious Best Picture Oscar contenders had emerged from the so-called Fall trifecta of film festivals at Venice, …

Movies

Capsule reviews of feature films

AMERICAN MADE. 3 stars. Tom Cruise stars in this fun but heavily fictionalized portrait of Barry Seal, a drug smuggler who found himself at the …

Entertainment

Top Ten Historically Significant Women Athletes

In its ranking of the top 100 North American athletes of the twentieth century, ESPN’s <i>SportCentury</i> included only 8 women. The recognition of only 8 …

Olympics

Which Lighthearted Films Will Shine at the Golden Globes?

While 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' has been entered as a drama, 'Get Out' and 'Battle of the Sexes' are lining up alongside the likes …

Awards

Unsung: Colin Kaepernick and 'The Loneliness' of the long-distance protest

On a snowy day in 2009, as the Illinois House of Representatives was voting 114 to 1 to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the man himself was running. He jogged through Ravenswood in a black track suit and, when reporters finally caught up with him, he told them: “Let me simply say I feel like the old …

Colin Kaepernick

(POLL) Best Actress Will Be a Fiery Showdown

All Quiet on the Meryl Streep Front as we wait for Meryl’s performance in The Post to drop and see how it might shift the Best Actress race. Will …

Jessica Chastain

Actress Roundtable: Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone and Top Stars on Harassment in Hollywood and Ideas for Industry Change

Six top actresses — including Mary J. Blige, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney and Saoirse Ronan — open up about risky roles and how the industry's …

Hollywood

The Inspiring Way Emma Stone Copes with Her Anxiety and Self-Doubt

<b>Emma Stone</b> just got refreshingly real about her mental health. In an interview with <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, alongside other actresses like <b>Jennifer</b> …

Hollywood

Genre, Indie and Blockbuster Directors Jostle for Awards Attention

From Paul Thomas Anderson to Guillermo del Toro to Patty Jenkins, a wide variety of directors across genres are vying for attention this awards …

Movies

Simone Biles and Other Stars React to Aly Raisman's Sexual Abuse Claims: 'You Are So Brave'

Current and former gymnasts are offering support to Aly Raisman after the star revealed the alleged sexual abuse she endured from former USA …

Sport (UK)