The new exhibit “The World’s Game” at the Peréz Art Museum explores the rough-and-tumble sport’s artsier side
If any sport could be classified as a religion, soccer—with its rabid global following, monumental stadiums and winged iconography—would be it. Like any religion, the sport has inspired its own artistic tradition—one that spans almost as many cultures and countries as the sport itself. While ... More
Billie Jean King achieved athletic glory and shaped the feminist movement with a Wilson Autograph
In 1973, 55-year-old tennis player and self-professed “male chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs wagered that he could defeat any woman player—namely tennis’ 29-year-old queen Billie Jean King, who had won 10 major singles titles and a Wimbledon championship. King accepted Riggs’s challenge and a televised spectacle dubbed the “Battle of ... More
The tennis icon shows her off-court power moves to the world, and they’re unlike anything we’ve seen from her before
At the entrance of the Starrett-Lehigh building on Manhattan’s West Side—a fashion hub and frequent photo shoot venue—it dawns on me that in the case of Venus Williams, congratulations are very much in order. But where to begin?
Should I congratulate her on her brilliant match against Sloane Stephens at the ... More
The racing champ looks back at his career at the Italian Grand Prix
Since the life-threatening accident in 2010 that nearly cost him his sight, F1 driver Felipe Massa's return to the track has defied expectation. At the 2017 Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Italy earlier this month, where he calmly made his rounds at a VIP meet-and-greet leading up to the event, ... More
The tennis champion rules the court and has taken the business world by storm. She chronicles it all in her new book, Unstoppable
Most thirty-somethings haven’t lived quite enough life to fill a memoir. Of course, Maria Sharapova, who turned 30 this year, is not like most thirty-somethings; she is superhuman. This is supported not only by her relentless tennis game but her almost Marvel-ian origin story involving a nuclear disaster, a ... More
In the forthcoming book Misty Copeland, a celebrity photographer sheds light on a celebrated ballerina
Photographer Gregg Delman, who’s captured everyone from Oscar Isaac to Katy Perry, is no stranger to the strictures of time and concept that often dictate celebrity portraiture. But when he first shot Misty Copeland in 2011, it felt different—even transformative. “There was no set concept,” Delman says. “I wanted her ... More
Artist Victor Solomon has uniquely paired luxury with basketball in a new series of backboards and hoops handcrafted from stained glass and jewels, respectively.
Aptly titled Literally Balling, the collection nods to our culture’s devotion to the sport and the modern-day kingship of athletes. Solomon—who spent over 100 hours on ... More
The football star takes center stage in the hit musical Chicago
Chicago—the six-time Tony winner and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history—has a new hit in its playbook. After leaving behind a legendary NFL career, Tennessee Titan running back and Heisman Trophy winner, Eddie George is now tackling the leading role of Billy Flynn.
This isn’t George’s first time ... More