Weekend Deaths


Tennis great Althea Gibson died over the weekend.

"Her life was very difficult, but she broke down a lot of barriers and doors and made it easier for a lot of us," eulogized Martina Navritilova, who's broken a few barriers of her own.

Film director Elia Kazan died, too. Whether you think he was a rat for giving testimony to HUAC or not, he directed a number of great movies and plays.

A couple of years back, Reason published an interesting article on how Hollywood has ducked treating life under communism in the way the subject demands.