Surprisingly, American #20 Coco Vandeweghe and Romanian #8 Simona Halep have never met on any court. The twenty-five year olds met for the first time in the quarterfinals at the Mutua Madrid Open. The match was much-anticipated as both players were well positioned for success this … Continue reading First Meeting: Vandeweghe and Halep
Australian Nick Kyrgios is the most precious of athletes. He is what tennis fears, loves and despises. The talented and independent twenty-one year old refuses to follow the script the sport has provided. He does not want a coach. He does not want a typical … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios: The Disruptor
There isn’t a hip hop head who does not know The Voice of New York. She is an undisputed hip hop radio icon. Angie Martinez is hip hop. As hip hop matures and new radio personalities emerge, Martinez remains atop the list. Second only to Charlamagne … Continue reading Book Review: My Voice is a Great Graduation Present
5. Doubles continues to receive much deserved airtime from Tennis Channel and NBC in America. Following the Women’s Final, the Mens’ Double Final was presented. The Bryan’s lost to Spain’s Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 4-6, 7-6, 3-6. The match was thrilling as the Lopez’s … Continue reading French Open Week 2: Top 5 Tennis Moments
I can’t mask my upset. Pure frustration. Rogers. Keys. V. Williams. All ousted removing the possibility of four Americans in the quarterfinals and more importantly an all-American final at the French Open ’16.
The TV mothers of my childhood are ever-present. They too are part of the language I speak. Their stories are part of my memory: Lucy Ricardo (I Love Lucy, 1951), Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch, 1969), Olivia Walton (The Waltons, 1971), Edith Bunker (All in the Family, 1971), Florida Evans (Good Times, 1974), Louise Jefferson (The Jeffersons, 1975), and Clair Huxtable (The Cosby Show, 1984). I liked these mothers, but I was critical of them. They were not real. Their perfectly imagined lives were fun escapism. They were an extension of my schooling, my American indoctrination. The mothers in children’s stories and by extension TV, film, music and literature are idealized. They are nurtures, teachers, protectors. These TV mothers showed me what Wendy Darling told the Lost Boys in Peter Pan. (more…)
CBS’ Limitless is a sequel to the film which starred Bradley Cooper in 2011. The series begins several years after the film. Eddie Morra has become a senator (Bradley Cooper) and NZT is once again available in NYC.