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Who Killed Teddy Bear? (1965) Directed by Joseph Cates A scuzzy, lurid low-budget independent film partially shot in Manhattan, particularly the peep shows in Time Square, Who Killed Teddy Bear? is steeped in perversions of the past and present. Norah (Juliet Prowse), a young woman working at a discotheque, starts getting harassed by a garbled voice over the phone. She enlists the protection of a police lieutenant (Jan Murray) who turns out to be a...
To put it plainly, Serena Williams is one of the most dominate athletes ever to have laced up a pair of sneakers, but the story undergirding her rise can't be chalked-up to a Disney Channel narrative. Her indomitable prowess is evident in her accolades though: the tennis player currently maintains twenty-one grand slam titles, and is trying for another at the US open this week in Queens, where a victory would ensure her place among the greatest...
Have you ever considered how hard it is to play tennis? To watch an artist like Roger Federer or a totalizing force like Serena Williams play the sport is to witness, I think it's fair to say, the limit of human athletic potential. Or at least something close to it. Zigging across a hard court, stopping on a dime (think of your knees), thwacking a plum-sized object flying past you at somewhere near 100 m.p.h....
This week in "They're putting a what in Gowanus?" news, Court 16, a miniaturized tennis club for kids, has opened its doors on Baltic Street between Nevins Street and Third Avenue. Everything from the bathroom fixtures to the water fountains have been built to child scale, and it has the distinction of being the only kids' tennis facility in the five boroughs. The Brooklyn Paper interviewed Court 16 founder Anthony Evrard, who was himself a young...

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