| Jul 19, 2010
| 4:32 PM
I know the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 7 win over the Boston Celtics for their 16th NBA championship is now a month old, but there still seems to be a lot of Laker-related merchandise floating around town. My new favorite......
| Jul 14, 2010
| 4:36 PM
The bread and butter of "Celebrity Rehab," the VH1 show that attempts to get troubled Z-listers back on the wagon, is the drama the cast experiences on the road to recovery. So it's not all that surprising that the show's......
| Oct 1, 2010
| 6:19 PM
The American Psychiatric Assn., which labored to bring forth a revision of psychiatry’s “Bible” earlier this year, has just released a more modest opus likely to generate much discussion among mental health professionals.
| Oct 3, 2010
Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 314 pp., $26
What is it, exactly, that makes reading Adam Phillips such a refreshing, rewarding and invigorating experience? A psychoanalyst who splits his time between his private practice and his...
| Jul 16, 2010
When an elderly Chicago couple were found buried alive in their debris-filled home recently, their plight became a public example of a poignant situation that faces millions of people: the inability to sort through and discard possessions, some of them...
| Nov 1, 2010
There are cartons of this stuff in attics all over America — the poems, pensées and grocery lists of yearning, dissatisfied people who at some time wished for an emotional coherence that was beyond their reach. These scribbles are of no great...
| Oct 31, 2010
It's a peculiar person — if not an unabashed sadist — who takes pleasure in someone's stuttering, particularly at a public event. Yet when filmmaker Tom Hooper heard that Colin Firth couldn't stop stammering while accepting an acting honor for...
| Jan 2, 2011
I creep through Los Angeles traffic on Interstate 10 toward my destination: an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting a couple hundred miles east on the Arizona border.
My goal for this trip in the winter of 2008 is to drive from California to a conference in...
| May 22, 2011
Allah, Liberty and Love
The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom
Simon & Schuster: $25
The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
| May 23, 2011
It can be hard to explain how your world looks to someone whose reality is very different. That's especially true for people with epilepsy and aura-filled migraines.
Increasingly, instead of struggling to explain with words, people with these illnesses...
| Dec 5, 2011
Karen Smuland has always been an anxious person. But after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York's World Trade Center, she had her first panic attack and ended up in an emergency room, convinced that she was dying.
The 48-year-old architect from Bend,...