August 22, 2012 |
The season is officially over for Jerry Hairston Jr., the Dodgers' utility player extraordinaire. The Dodgers announced after Wednesday's game that Hairston will have surgery on his left hip sometime in the next two weeks. Hairston has been on the disabled list since Aug. 13 with what the Dodgers initially called an inflamed hip. He did not respond to an anti-inflammatory injection last week. Head trainer Sue Falsone said Tuesday that Hairston would likely be examined by a couple more hip specialists before the exact nature of his potential surgery was determined, but it would likely involve an arthroscopic procedure similar to what is more commonly performed on shoulders.
December 30, 1994 |
Pre-hip is in. Pop culture prognosticators say hip is dead because it has gone mainstream--and therefore can't be hip. "It would be a mistake to declare the death of hip and say that nothing new is happening in America," says Marian Salzman, director of emerging media for Chiat/Day/Mojo Inc. Advertising. "What is dead is the posture of hip. The idea that something is truly avant-garde. What is cool today is to recognize the connection between what's going on right now and what went on in the past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1999
Re "Smashing the Gen-X Stereotype," Sept. 3: Buried near the end of your story on the growing entrepreneurship of Gen-X was the most telling fact about its members' irrelevance to modern culture: their lack of politics. Members of Gen-X have made the massive miscalculation that their too-hip cynicism and aloofness from politics give them a kind of moral superiority. By being disengaged from politics, they are dis- empowered. Witness the artistic efforts of Gen-X in art, music, film, fashion, literature, you name it. Without a political point of view to inform one's art, what can one possibly have to say?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1989
Hip, hip, hooray for Kevin Phillips! ("Taxes Reformed, Taxes Resented," Opinion, April 9.) I hope future presidential candidates took time out to read his insightful column on the unfair tax reform of 1986. Living in Orange County, I have seen how the top 1-5% have chosen to spend their unjustified "windfall," crowding the streets with BMWs, Mercedes and limousines. At the same time the federal government is throwing money at the rich, it is quickly withdrawing funds from student loans and grants--making life miserable for students such as myself who don't have wealthy parents to fund our education.
December 4, 1988
As a longtime admirer of Judy Stabile's work, I was appalled that she was not mentioned in Calendar's article on Hal's restaurant. There are only four artists hanging at Hal's. Halliburton mentioned three of them by name, referring to them as the "local big boys," and completely ignored Stabile's work. Since Stabile's work is not just represented at Hal's, (true, it's hip), but in the private collections of such prominent collectors as Marcia Weissman, Elizabeth Keck, Dan Melnick, etc. (even more hip)
July 12, 2013 |
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was pulled from the game against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning for the second time in as many nights for precautionary measures because of an aggravated left hip. Scott Van Slyke took over in right field for Puig, who went 0 for 2. Puig didn't seem to run full speed on his two groundouts, and Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly replaced the 22-year-old rookie before his third at-bat. Mattingly said before the game that the team would be monitoring Puig's movement and range of motion.
September 5, 2002 |
Music and sports are the great hopes of many young Americans. Success in one or the other can be a ticket out of poverty or an unhappy home--a fast ride to a better life. The odds stink, but the dream stays alive. The new musical "Twisted" tells the tales of two bands, two decades apart, that pursue that dream. Along the way, both groups find themselves bucking the odds in an equally daunting field: love. These are compelling ideas, driven by a dozen high-energy songs.
November 30, 2008
I enjoyed Geoff Boucher's piece on Gary Calamar ["Music Man Who Sets the Mood," Nov. 23]. I especially love the music on "Cold Case," which often uses many very hip selections. I believe it was the very first episode that used Gene Pitney's "Town Without Pity," which I've always liked. I've been a gigging musician since 1960, and I backed Pitney for a weekend in Milwaukee in 1963. Gary E. Myers Downey