September 18, 1997 |
Drum heads. When he's not playing tight end, the 6-foot, 185-pound senior plays drums, sings backup vocals and writes lyrics for three bands. He pounds out solos for Interfere, a heavy metal band; plays fills for Meadows, a soft rock band; and whacks out rim shots for The Circuit, a classic rock band. All three groups play original music and while they usually play at parties and dances, Meadows played to good-sized crowds at The Whiskey and The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.
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.
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 10, 1985
Former City Councilman Walter Mitchell Jr., convicted in 1983 of corruption charges stemming from his role in winning council approval for a condominium conversion project, began serving his sentence this week in a federal prison in Texas. Prison officials said that Mitchell, 37, will spend six months in La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security institution near El Paso.
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September 25, 1985 |
What causes wars, and what causes fightings among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members? The Epistle of James, 3:16-4:6 When that Epistle was read at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church in Echo Park on Sunday, many parishioners felt the shock of recognition. There is, after all, a war raging in the parish. The war centers around whether or not the Rev. Ian Mitchell should remain as rector of what is the oldest Protestant congregation in Los Angeles.
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)