The taxi ride from the stylish hotel where Joe Frazier lives to the stripped-down, shuttered gym where his name is carved into its stone façade is a tale of two cities. The Joe Frazier Gym, large for-sale signs peering out of every window, once the meeting place of the neighborhood’s young men who hoped to [...]
Hit-maker Chip Taylor sings the praises of being there.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Chip Taylor — whose hits include “Wild Thing,” “Angel of the Morning” and dozens of songs recorded by such musical legends as Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, and many others — grew up in Yonkers, New York. Chip’s parents, Barbara and [...]
What could be just as special as being one of 12 and the very last man to walk on the moon? Watching the awe and wonder on your grandchild’s face when you first tell her about this out-of-this-world adventure. That was the experience of former astronaut Eugene Cernan one summer evening as he looked up [...]
Susan L. Taylor. To many, her name and face are synonymous with Essence Magazine, the African-American women’s magazine where as a single mother she started as a freelance beauty editor in 1970. It would take her 11 years to rise to editor in chief before climbing to the top of the masthead in 2000, where [...]
When you have shared the acting screen with Bette Davis and Marlon Brando (“One of the few people I have ever met who didn’t give a damn what anyone thought”), you would certainly have some fond moments. But as the star of one of the country’s most popular soap operas, seen by hundreds of millions [...]
When it comes to grandparents in the media, it’s hard to shake the image of Granny from The Beverly Hillbillies, or Grandpa Walton. But if you really want to see an example of today’s average American grandparent, meet Pierce Brosnan.
The average American becomes a first-time grandparent in his or her mid- to late 40s, [...]
Nolan Bushnell’s solution for the nation’s schools starts with playing games
He fathered the video game industry in 1974 with the creation of Atari, one of the most successful entries ever in the consumer electronics market. Thirty-seven years later, after an impressive list of other breakthrough ventures, Nolan Bushnell, dad to eight and grandfather to [...]