The word “Rat” in the letter from Babe is underlined three times, as though maybe an in-joke between him and his Uncle Frank? We’ll maybe never know, as we may never find out why the letter was hidden in a lipstick case in a wall. These tiny details of life years ago are sometimes unknowable, which make them all the more compelling. … [Read more...] about Mysterious WWII letter found in East Bay wall, sleuths try to find ‘Little Rat Babe’
"She was honored by President Eisenhower for her work with the American Cancer Society and did considerable fundraising for cancer research," Cayleff said. "The cancer work and the ability to come back and compete successfully was pretty much unheard of at that point. She was told she would never be able to compete again. And like she had done so many times in her life, she just tripled her efforts and determined she would prove them wrong." … [Read more...] about The ‘greatest all-sport athlete’ who helped revolutionize women’s golf
That changed in April 2004 when Barry Bonds hit his 660th homer at the Giants’ ballpark, which was followed by an on-field ceremony involving Mays, who passed a torch to his godson, the one Mays carried as part of a relay in San Francisco before the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Mays had encrusted it with diamonds. … [Read more...] about Willie Mays salutes Albert Pujols for 660th home run: ‘Good for him … good for baseball’
Of the various toon heroes Moore has imagined, Mebh feels the most vivacious. From her mischievous expressions, which reveal sharp canine teeth when she smiles, to an unruly mane littered with twigs and leaves, Mebh represents so many of the characteristics Pixar was going for with Princess Merida in “Brave” — independence, determination and defiance — embodied in a far more appealing design. The relatively lo-fi “Wolfwalkers” isn’t necessarily better than that film, but its female empowerment feels less forced. In the decade since “Kells,” it’s not just the technological advances that make Moore’s latest so impressive, but the rapidly changing cultural conversations as well. He brings everything together by borrowing from timeless visual influences, leaving audiences with another stunning artwork for the ages. … [Read more...] about ‘Wolfwalkers’ Review: What Big Eyes You’ll Have Watching Tomm Moore’s Environmental Fairy Tale
A few weeks ago, I came across a short video entitled, “Where Are the Girls on the Money?” on the website womenon20s.org. Women on 20s is an online campaign to put a woman’s face on the $20 bill. I was excited to see that there was a positive mission afoot to bring attention to some of the greatest women in American history. … [Read more...] about Susan Sarandon: Let’s Get a Woman on the $20 Bill!