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First Nighter: Three Overly Similar Entries From Manhattan's January Festivals

David Finkle | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

If it's true that great minds think alike, it may be equally true that minds a notch or two below great also think alike.

Hope Perlman: Sustainable Success Lessons From Billy Jean King

Hope Perlman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Hope Perlman

Billy Jean King is a great role model for a sustainable, holistic definition of success that includes more than money and power. She pursued greatness on the court in service of her ideals, not just to win

Honoring Billie Jean King, Human Rights Pioneer, on the 40th Anniversary of the "Battle of the Sexes"

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Peter Dreier

Forty years ago, a tennis match dubbed the "Battle of the Sexes" changed history forever. Billie Jean King, the 29-year old star in the burgeoning sp...

Was 'The Battle Of The Sexes' Rigged?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports

One of the most of the iconic sporting events in tennis history may not have been what it seemed. Nearly 40 years after Billie Jean King bested Bobby ...

Gloria Steinem and the Faces of Feminism: MAKERS: Women Who Make America

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Makers is a term for all women, whether or not she calls herself a feminist, makes a home, works on a construction crew. She may be the first woman firefighter, first female brigadier general, or first woman orthodox rabbi.

Title IX at 40 -- An Interview With Billie Jean King

Martha Burk | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports
Martha Burk

One of the tireless advocates for Title IX, both before and since its passage, is tennis legend Billie Jean King. Though King retired from competitive play in 1990, her work never stops.

My Road to Womanhood: Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?

April Rudin | Posted 08.24.2011 | Women
April Rudin

In 1964, Rex Harrison pondered the question: why can't a woman be more like a man, through the music and lyrics of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Ler...

Interview with a Philosopher: On Tennis and Life - What the Racket is All About

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

What do philosophers have to say about life that's relevant to your interests? Can modern thinkers help us better understand our experience in the wor...

Why Schoolgirls Wouldn't Giggle at the AP's Softball Story

Marta Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marta Lawrence

Maybe the AP's version of overt gender stereotyping is actually preferable to the more insidious undercutting that happens in papers across the country every day -- not just in athletics.