| Dec 1, 2012
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — Tracy Letts has his hands full these days writing plays and preparing for the release of the movie version of his Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama, "August: Osage County." But he's added another formidable task to his agenda: elucidating...
| Dec 5, 2011
Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy — but figuring out what works and what doesn't can be a challenge for consumers and experts alike.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:17 PM
When her two teen sons visited about twice every month, an Orange County mom's Clarcona Road home turned into a haven for underage drinking and drug use, deputies said.
The latest house party ended in the arrests of 37-year-old mom Kelli Krueger and her...
| Oct 13, 2013
I have a 4-year-old Yorkipoo who barks all the time — when other dogs walk by the yard, when I hug my wife, when he senses we're leaving the house, etc. He's on Prozac because he's so high-strung. His bark is so piercing that we are considering...
| Jul 24, 2013
By her own admission, Winnetka native Jeanne Nolan was an angry young woman when she graduated from New Trier High School in 1986.
She was a "budding environmentalist" with an attitude, who saw the world spinning out of control, she said.
"I took it...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:54 AM
In his 1993 classic, "Listening to Prozac," Peter D. Kramer discusses how psychotropic drugs affect the art and science of psychiatric diagnosis. The successful use of lithium to treat manic depression, for example, helped substantiate the diagnosis and...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:25 PM
My intention is not to rehash the deadly journey of the shooter. I won't even mention his name because he did nothing worth crediting him for. His name should be forgotten but what he did should motivate all of us to reflect on the circumstances that fuel...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Perry Hall High School student Robert W. Gladden Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder in a shooting attack on a schoolmate last August, bringing an abrupt end to his trial in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
Gladden, 15, had told...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 5:18 PM
This is kind of embarrassing to admit, but until just recently I was under the misguided impression that a Pulitzer Prize in poetry might actually entitle a gal to a little literary respect.
Good thing I had the nice folks at British publisher Faber and...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Robert W. Gladden Jr.'s difficulties at school, including reports that he bullied peers, and his troubled home life emerged during Wednesday's daylong hearing to determine whether the teen charged in the Perry Hall High School shooting should be tried...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM