October 3, 2011 |
Teenagers in black jeans and hoodies sit sipping vodka on the sidewalk. At a venue down a few blocks of graffiti-covered walls, a man in a shark costume belts out rock songs. Outside a dance club, well-paid fashion designers mingle with street punks and transvestite prostitutes. It's far from the tropical sun, sex and samba image of Brazil that looms large in the mind of tourists. Rapid change is gripping Brazil, especially Sao Paulo, the largest city in South America and the most expensive in the Western Hemisphere.
January 16, 2012 |
It was a November evening when darkness comes early, and my husband and I were going to our grandson's birthday party. The entrance to the house was unlit and the walk was bumpy. We had almost reached the gate when I made my grand fall, missing a step and landing on my left hip on the concrete. Many hands helped me up, but I was unable to put weight on my left leg. After a glass of wine, I felt no pain. So it was on with the party. The next morning I had a light breakfast: one tangerine from our tree, one poached egg and a cup of decaf.
January 16, 2002
Re "It's Just Hip When a Congressman Is Asked to Strip," Jan 11: Rep. John D. Dingell's encounter with the security screeners at Reagan National Airport brought to mind a similar encounter of mine. When I passed through a security gate, my surgically placed metallic hip implant set off the alarms. I advised the gate attendant of my then-recent surgery, to which he replied with the now-familiar, "Please take it out, put it in the basket and walk through the gate again." Walter B. Christmas Palos Verdes Estates
August 17, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH — Tests on Jerry Hairston Jr.'s sore left hip showed "no glaring tear, nothing big" and the utility man is feeling "a lot better," Dodgers head trainer Sue Falsone said Thursday. Hairston, 36, was put on the 15-day disabled list Monday after the hip problem, which had been bothering him for several weeks, grew considerably worse. The test results were "definitely encouraging," but the Dodgers were sending the results to two hip specialists "so they can take a second and third look at it, just to make sure we're not missing anything," Falsone said.
November 30, 2004 |
You'd have thought it was one of the other life-or-death issues currently bedeviling us, like war, stem cells, gay marriage or the red state/blue state post-mortem. But what had people gnashing their teeth, if not altogether up in arms the other night at Westwood's W Hotel, wasn't what was happening in Iraq or in Ivory Coast or, for that matter, Ohio. To hear writer John Leland tell it, it was a different bend on the culture wars.
July 10, 2010 |
Bo Jackson, one of the most celebrated athletes of his generation, transcended the sporting world and became a pop culture icon. His Nike commercials turned "Bo knows" into a catchphrase, playing off Jackson's ability to perform outrageous feats in multiple sports. Jackson won the 1985 Heisman Trophy as a running back at Auburn, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him with the first pick in the 1986 NFL draft. The Bucs told him to choose football over baseball, but he signed instead with the Kansas City Royals.
September 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Clayton Kershaw visited an orthopedic surgeon in New York on Tuesday, but he and the Dodgers didn't offer many details about what he was told about his ailing right hip. After the Dodgers' series-opening game against the Washington Nationals was declared a rainout, the team released a vague and carefully worded 127-word statement that said Kershaw has an impingement in his hip and is soliciting the opinions of other specialists ...
October 18, 2009 |
Ted Danson strolled along Santa Monica Beach, a bit overdressed among the sneaker-and-sandal crowd in his crisp button-down and dark blazer draped elegantly over one shoulder. As he studied the horizon, an incognito Dave Chappelle caught his eye and Danson deftly sidestepped a clutch of oncoming tourists to present himself before the comedian. "How are you?" he asked, offering his hand and tilting that closely cropped snow-white head of his. "You are like a hero in my family." Chappelle, dressed for a jog, looked braced for Ashton Kutcher and the "Punk'd" crew.
September 15, 2012 |
Recalling details from the Dodgers' come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night, Manager Don Mattingly had to fight back tears. There was Luis Cruz's two-out double that tied the score in the ninth inning and Juan Rivera's follow-up single that won it. But the play that made Mattingly particularly emotional was a play Matt Kemp made on defense in the top of that inning, on which he crashed into the center field wall, fell down, chased down the ball and threw out Yadier Molina at third base to prevent a triple.