January 1, 2012 |
When Willie Mitchell suffered a concussion almost two years ago, getting back to hockey became secondary to living a normal life. "It's tough. You can't do anything. You can't read. You can't drive your car. It hurts," said Mitchell, the Kings defenseman who was then with the Vancouver Canucks. "Living in pain, it's almost like, I always say, it's like a snippet into a terminal illness, so to speak. It gives you a little snippet because not only physically it bothers you. But it's also the emotional aspect of it, as well as that.
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March 16, 2013 |
Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell has certainly gone the distance for his friends on Los Angeles' skid row. On Sunday he'll go another 26.2 miles as he leads members of the Midnight Mission Running Club during the Los Angeles Marathon. For much of the last year, Mitchell has spent portions of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays conditioning mission residents for the competition, which starts at 7:28 a.m. at Dodger Stadium and ends in Santa Monica. Nine members of the club have signed up to participate in the marathon, with Mitchell paying the $175 entry fee for each.
March 19, 2010 |
The Obama administration said Thursday that its Middle East peace envoy is headed to the region this weekend to resume consultations, a visit that had been postponed earlier in the week over a diplomatic dispute with Israel. The news of the trip by envoy George J. Mitchell indicated possible progress in talks between U.S. and Israeli officials after a conflict over Israel's announcement last week of a new housing project in disputed East Jerusalem as Vice President Joe Biden was visiting the country to promote peace talks with Palestinians.
October 9, 2011 |
The Marriage Plot A Novel Jeffrey Eugenides Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 406 pp., $28 For a while there, it looked like the novel was a goner. This was after the French theorist invasion, when the ideas of Lacan and Derrida caught fire with American academics, turning the study of English inside out. Language was slippery, its meaning elusive, narrative old-fashioned, they said; the straightforward march of an imagined story across a page was a sham. In the early 1980s, Charles Dickens was out; Donald Barthelme was in. This is the world in which Madeleine wakes up, hungover, on her graduation day in Jeffrey Eugenides' new novel, "The Marriage Plot.
January 6, 2014 |
One of the hoariest misrepresentations in the anti-Social Security arsenal reappeared over the weekend, in the hands of Cato Institute tax analyst Daniel J. Mitchell. The claim is that Social Security hurts black workers. Mitchell's piece was published by Townhall.com under the headline " Government-Run Social Security Is Bad News for Blacks and Other Minorities. " Since the evidence is strong that Social Security has helped keep millions of black families -- among millions of other Americans -- out of poverty, it's worthwhile to examine where Mitchell goes wrong.
June 21, 2012 |
Douglas Carter Beane's “The Little Dog Laughed” follows four people who, as one of them puts it, couldn't identify their feelings in a police lineup. Translation: they're excellent company. The uneven revival at Secret Rose Theatre doesn't quite do them justice - think of a crisp vodka tonic arriving watered down. In Manhattan to scoop up movie rights to a hot new play, almost A-list actor Mitchell (Owen Martin) falls for Alex (Trip Langley), a sensitive hustler who divides his time between four-star hotel rooms and the outer borough comforts of friend-with-benefit Ellen (Laine Jennings)