Archive for April, 2012

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

Published April 26th, 2012, Uncategorized

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 the objections of National Football League-affiliated professional colleagues, Omalu is recognized as the researcher most responsible for identifying chronic traumatic encephalopathy in dead football players. So you might think […]

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

Published April 24th, 2012, Uncategorized

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 revised digital edition of Irvin Muchnick’s 2009 book CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death. The new electronic edition, which […]

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

Published April 21st, 2012, Uncategorized

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 new play by Patrick Link on the theme of … football concussions. And let me tell you, as dramatic premises go, this beats watching the grass grow. Headstrong was […]

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

Published April 20th, 2012, Uncategorized

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 my ebook PENN STATE IN THE POOL: The Cover-Up of the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal. Unless you believe the business of America is business – or […]

‘Olympic Gold Medalist Denounced USA Swimming Child Sex Abuse – But Now Serves on its Board of Directors’ (full text)

Published April 20th, 2012, Uncategorized

[originally published 4/18/12 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Olympic_Gold_Medalist_Denounced_i_USA_Swimming_i_Child_Sex_Abuse_But_Now_Serves_on_its_Board_of_Directors_10073.html]   by Irvin Muchnick This week I published the e-book PENN STATE IN THE POOL: The Cover-Up of the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal. It includes, from court records, a facsimile printout of a July 2010 email in which David Berkoff – who won gold medals for swimming […]