April

April 30, 2012

Muchnick Interviewed Tuesday on PBS in New York and New Jersey

Irvin Muchnick, author of CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail – who also blogs and publishes ebooks from […]
April 29, 2012

Hey, Dr. Cantu — How About Getting a Word in Edgewise About Public Health

Dr. Robert Cantu, he of the $1 million National Football League grant to study chronic traumatic encephelopathy (“no strings,” Alan Schwarz of The New York Times […]
April 29, 2012

The Head Bone Is Connected to the Neck Bone — Second ‘Football Strength’ Clinic Upcoming

I’ve written previously about the work of legendary strength coaches who emphasize prevention of traumatic brain injury through the systematic strengthening of the neck muscles of […]
April 27, 2012

Panel Discussion on ‘Headstrong,’ New Play About Concussions, Now on YouTube

On Monday night I was privileged to participate in a “talk back” panel following a preview of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s new play Headstrong by Patrick Link. […]
April 27, 2012

New York Times Concussion Coverage Remains Sparse, Opaque, Mysterious

Though I’m as capable of snark as the next jackass, yesterday’s post on the nearly two-year-long New York Times blackout of the work of Dr. Bennet […]
April 26, 2012

Nearly Two Years Later, the Name ‘Dr. Bennet Omalu’ Is Once Again Fit to Print!

New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof today wrote a piece about Dr. Bennet Omalu’s work on military service persons’ traumatic brain injuries. See http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/26/opinion/kristof-veterans-and-brain-disease.html. Over […]
April 24, 2012

ECW Press Announces Revised Digital Edition of ‘CHRIS & NANCY,’ Irvin Muchnick Book on Benoit Murder-Suicide

MEDIA CONTACTS: Simon Ware, ECW Press. Tel: 416-694-3348;  Email: simon@ecwpress.com Irvin Muchnick: media@muchnick.net APRIL 23, 2012. ECW Press is pleased to announce the release of a […]
April 21, 2012

Life Imitates Art Imitates Life in Ensemble Studio Theatre’s ‘Headstrong’ – Final Preview Monday in New York

On Monday night I’ll be in New York for an unusual event: a “talk back” discussion following Ensemble Studio Theatre’s final preview performance of Headstrong, a […]
April 20, 2012

End-of-Week Thoughts on Long-Running and Unresolved USA Swimming Sex Abuse

In the previous post I reprinted my Beyond Chron column earlier this week on coaches’ sexual misconduct in USA Swimming. That piece followed the publication of […]