| May 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Finally. After many contentious years, the American Psychiatric Assn. has unleashed DSM-5, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
If you know one thing about the DSM, it’s probably that this book is...
| May 13, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Being a "Mad Men" fan these days feels a little like being a woman who, after dating a string of jerks, finally gives a nice guy a chance and discovers that, hey, there's something to this after all.
One of the ongoing debates about this season is...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" is widely recognized as a literary masterwork. Yet as even the book's editor, Maxwell Perkins, said to Fitzgerald about a draft of the 1925 novel, the title character "is somewhat vague."
Hazy doesn't work in...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:10 PM
It seemed at first like a welcome break from political overload. There's nothing like a juicy sex scandal to relieve election fatigue.
But this one, it turns out, brims with suggestions of military misconduct and questions of national security that have...
| Sep 23, 2012
"A poet," Louis Simpson once wrote, "should wish for enough unhappiness to keep him writing."
Simpson may not have wished for trouble, but he kept writing for 60 years — spare, powerful poems about war, infidelity, suburban alienation and other...
| Nov 25, 2012
Gen. David H. Petraeus, long the most famous overachiever in the U.S. Army, is already on his way to a new career distinction: breaking the land speed record for rehabilitation from a scandal.
It was only two weeks ago that Petraeus resigned from his...
| Nov 15, 2012
Last week was a historic one for women. Eighteen women won or reclaimed Senate seats, bringing the number of women in that body to 20. Nearly 80 women now occupy the House. New Hampshire became the first state to elect a female governor and an all-women...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:33 AM
An attorney for tennis umpire Lois Goodman, who is charged with stabbing her 80-year-old husband to death with a broken coffee mug, says that police have falsely suggested in search warrants that her client was having a relationship with another man....
| Nov 1, 2012
| 7:33 PM
In the early morning of March 3, 2009, prosecutors said that Ortega attacked Frank Sharpski outside his Fountain Valley home. His skull was fractured, his thumbs and fingers were severed as was part of his nose, in addition to other wounds, prosecutors...
| May 15, 2012
| 4:37 PM
ABC unveiled two midseason dramas on Tuesday: the prime time soap "Mistresses" with Alyssa Milano and the conspiracy thriller "Zero Hour," created by "Prison Break" creator Paul T. Scheuring and starring Anthony Edwards....
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:23 PM
A jury awarded more than $450,000 Thursday to a man who accused a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detective of having an affair with his wife while simultaneously investigating him for threatening his wife, the man’s attorney said....