| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:15 AM
— Maya Forbes knew the story all too well, but she waited a long time to write a script based on her childhood.
It's understandable why the writer-director wasn't rushing. Her father was manic-depressive, and when her mother left their Cambridge,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
With the execution of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) in Iran, Showtime’s “Homeland” concludes a three-year story arc and propels CIA case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) in a new direction for upcoming Season 4.
| Jan 18, 2014
The controversial Kelly Thomas case prompted more outrage this week. After an Orange County jury found two former Fullerton police officers not guilty in the death of a schizophrenic homeless man, dozens of letter writers responded heatedly with their...
| Jan 7, 2014
Re "Have you seen my brother standing in the shadows?," Opinion, Jan. 5
Sarah Dusseault's story about her brother' struggle with mental illness and homelessness was heartbreakingly familiar.
My sister with schizophrenia has been repeatedly homeless,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Film trilogies these days tend to be epic, “Hobbit”-like affairs, the mythology of one film quite literally picked up and furthered in the next, and often in a world not exactly resembling our own.
But trilogies also sometimes come in more...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Former U.S. .Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the scion of the prominent civil rights family and one-time rising political star in Chicago, reported to federal prison Tuesday to begin serving a 30-month sentence for looting his campaign fund.
“He is in our...
| Oct 31, 2013
How did David defeat Goliath? According to the Bible, it was because God was on his side. But according to Malcolm Gladwell, it was largely because Goliath had a disorder known as acromegaly, a tumor on the pituitary gland.
This disorder, identified...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Standup comedian Brody Stevens' big screen credits (as he's quick to tell you) include "The Hangover," "The Hangover Part II" and "Due Date." He's been pals with fellow standup and current movie star Zach Galifianakis for years -- since their days of...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Toward the end of "American Hustle," the new film from comedy-drama laureate David O. Russell, a man describes his hard-won epiphany. "The art of survival," says the character, a con man played with toupee-ish shiftiness by Christian Bale, "is a story...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:13 PM
He was a handsome lad, with dark eyes and olive skin. In family photo albums, his smile was luminous, and he often had an arm around his little brother. When he was just 11, he took the initiative to raise thousands of dollars for the distraught family of...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you routinely hear voices, hallucinate, sink into suicidal depression or suffer inescapable torment, Los Angeles has a place for you.
The county jail.
On Monday, the jail held 3,200 inmates diagnosed with a mental illness and accused of a crime....