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I drew the Battle of the Sexes—the epic men-vs-women tennis battle between Bobby Riggs and Billy Jean King, for “Transcend: Moments in Sports that Changed the Game” on the Bleacher Report. Check out the Transcend website to see the rest of the sports moments and writeups!

The Creative Action Network helmed the art direction for this project and you can buy posters of this piece from their website, as well as my floating island from 1200 Posters!

I was given the choice of moments to illustrate, but I was really keen to cover the Battle of the Sexes because it was one of the few “Moments in Sports that Changed the Game” that centered around a woman. Bobby Riggs, a 55 year old former Wimbledon champion, publicly declared that he could beat any woman player and went on record with many misogynistic statements like “the best way to handle women is to keep them pregnant and barefoot”. Billie Jean King, a women’s tennis star and women’s rights activist, was ultimately convinced to face off against Riggs and ended up DESTROYING him in 3 sets to none, televised to millions from the Astrodome. By crushing the openly sexist Riggs on a national stage, King created a huge turning point for the recognition of women in sports and solidified her legacy to women’s rights. Today, tennis is the ONLY sport where female athletes are paid anywhere close to what male athletes get, as well as being given the same amount of prize money and televised tournaments as men (in Grand Slam tournaments at least). This is due in large part to King forming the Women’s Tennis Association in 1970 and campaigning to show that female tennis players are just as exciting, skilled, and confident as male tennis players—a point she vigorously proved during the Battle of the Sexes (and many times before and after!) She is an inspiration, and I hope to see her trailblazing spirit mirrored in other sports.

Including the symbolic significance of King’s victory was important to me in the design of the poster, and I aimed to show it through her larger-than-life size on the court. I liked all the sketches I turned in, and was asked to combine the composition of the pink image with the colors from the gold. Harvest gold is a classic 70’s color and photos of the match show a prominent yellow stripe around the tennis court and yellow chairs that courtside spectators were sitting in, so it made an appropriate background color.

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So at Sports on Earth I put together a timeline of LeBron and Love’s interaction on

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Best Friends

Earlier this week, Kevin Love said in a radio interview that he and LeBron are not best friends He also said a lot of other things, like how their friendship is still evolving, how he’s okay with his limited minutes in the fourth quarter at times because the team is winning, and how he will be in Cleveland beyond this season. But of course, the only thing that mattered was “we’re not best friends.” Love was also asked about being excluded from recent group photos LeBron has posted on Instagram.

So at Sports on Earth, I put together a timeline of LeBron and Love’s interaction on social media this season. You can read it here

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Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

According to the National Center for Children in Povery (NCCP) “One in 10 youth has serious mental health problems that are severe enough to impair how they function at home, school, or in the community.” There are no two children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or any disorder that aff…

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Soldiers practice on skates with weapons on the Dutch waterline, the Netherlands, 1940 (via)

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The Nanook Rifle Team won the small bore competition during the 2015 NCAA Rifle

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“The Nanook Rifle Team won the small bore competition during the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championships in the Patty Center on March 13-14. The ‘Nooks took second overall, coming up just two points behind top-rated West Virginia.”

Chefs Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi have founded Loco’l a new approach to fast food

The Real Fast-Food Revolution

Chefs Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi have founded Loco’l, a new approach to fast food that provides nutritious and delicious fare in some of the country’s poorest neighborhoods.

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The unique grasslands of Southern Arizona are no exception whittled down from their

Grasslands, appreciated

They tell me that temperate grasslands are one of the most threatened habitat types left on Earth. Their rich soils – the product of millennia – make them particularly useful for our use. It’s no wonder less than four percent of them are protected worldwide.  

The unique grasslands of Southern Arizona are no exception, whittled down from their original expanse. But you can’t help but be drawn to them and their impressive array of grasses: the delicate Cottontop, the tall Sacaton or the distinctive Blue Grama. The grasses are complemented, balanced in a way by the lone oak or a striking agave.

The animals are no less charismatic, whether it’s a Mojave Rattlesnake that crosses in front of your truck, or the inquisitive bobcat caught on a BLM wildlife camera. These places are so vast, so open, and so alive that you expect to see something at every turn. 

So we steward and enjoy what remains, at the Muleshoe Ranch or Las Cienegas, and look forward to the day the grass turns green.

Story and photos by Adam Milnor, Gila District Public Affairs Specialist

Agnes Sis Cunningham 1909-2004 was a labor activist member of the Almanac Singers and

Agnes “Sis” Cunningham (1909-2004) was a labor activist, member of the Almanac Singers, and co-founder of Broadside Magazine. In 2000, Smithsonian Folkways honored Sis’s work in “The Best of Broadside,” a Grammy-award nominated 5-CD boxset with 89 Broadside songs, including “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Little Boxes,” “Society’s Child,” and many more. Sis’s recordings appear on dozens of Smithsonian Folkways albums, most recently “Classic American Ballads.” 

Photo by Diana Davies, c. mid-1960s

It’s getting to be that time of year where we go bonkers for great salads and a big

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It’s getting to be that time of year where we go bonkers for great salads, and a big part of what makes them so wonderful is the right dressing. This one via foodiebliss sounds absolutely fantastic. Check it out:

Pomegranate Raspberry Dressing Salad
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To see more of Damien’s profile and to view the other CONNECTIONS PARIS 2015 WINNERS

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Damien Blottière, one of 9 LE BOOK CONNECTIONS PARIS 2015 CREATIVE AWARD WINNERS, studied Fashion at the Parisian Art School Duperre. Always interested in images and photography, he first worked as fashion editor for Mixte, Purple Fashion and Dazed & Confused until he decided to devote himself entirely to photography. He plays with images and creates a universe for the models or objects by building “hand made” set or collages that look like animals, flowers or surrealistic sculptures which are an open window to childhood and his own world of magical fantasy. He collaborates closely with Bernhard Willhelm and has also worked for brands such as Pierre Hardy, Paule Ka, Stella McCartney, Carven and numerous international magazines.

To see more of Damien’s profile and to view the other CONNECTIONS PARIS 2015 WINNERS, visit:
http://connectionsbylebook.com/paris2015/nominee/damien-blottiere

The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur

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The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, and Russian Cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, and Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan March 28, Kazakh time (March 27 Eastern time.) As the one-year crew, Kelly and Kornienko will return to Earth on Soyuz TMA-18M in March 2016. 

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Roundup weed killer ’probably carcinogenic’With spring comes warmer days and the rush

Roundup weed killer ‘probably carcinogenic’
With spring comes warmer days and the rush to get the garden ready for planting. But before you reach for an herbicide to tackle those weeds, take a look at a report issued by the cancer research arm of the World Health Organization this week, concluding that glyphosate, the herbicide used in Roundup, is “probably carcinogenic” to humans.