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  • Explaining the inexplicable: suicide [Commentary]

    Explaining the inexplicable: suicide [Commentary]
    Suicide is an uncommon phenomenon. When you consider what people suffer because of medical illness, physical injury, the deprivations of old age, mental illness, personal failure and the betrayal by others, one wonders why more people don't choose to...
  • Your official 2014 Emmy Awards drinking game

    Your official 2014 Emmy Awards drinking game
    If you're a fan of awards shows, drinking isn't required to get through the three-hour self-celebration that is the Emmy Awards. But it sure makes it more fun. And if you're either not a big awards show person (or perhaps forced to watch for some...
  • Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]

    Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]
    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • Robin Williams on NBC's 'Homicide' -- Here's my 1994 Sun review

    Robin Williams on NBC's 'Homicide' -- Here's my 1994 Sun review
    In my Monday-night appreciation of Robin Williams, I wrote about a 1994 episode of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" in which the comedian delivered an outstanding dramatic performance. (Read that here.) Sun librarian Paul McCardell, to whom anyone...
  • Groping for answers in the darkness of suicide

    Groping for answers in the darkness of suicide
    This is Robin Williams Week in America; we are mourning the death by suicide of an extravagantly talented man who made us laugh and think. Here are some thoughts, starting with the words of an old friend whose father killed himself: "Suicide inflicts...
  • Looking Out: With Robin Williams' death, an LGBT icon falls to a familiar threat

    Looking Out: With Robin Williams' death, an LGBT icon falls to a familiar threat
    His eccentricity, boundary-pushing bravado and brilliant knack for flamboyance could have all made it so on their own, but it was perhaps Robin Williams' way of taking up queer characters with just the right balance of warmth and pitch-perfect irreverence...
  • In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness

    In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
    Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States....
  • Depression, suicide and loose talk [Commentary]

    Depression, suicide and loose talk [Commentary]
    Among the heartfelt tributes, the death of Robin Williams has also drawn what is now a predictable response — people saying stupid and insensitive things about depression and suicide while babbling too long in front of the camera or posting...
  • A true comic genius [Commentary]

    A true comic genius [Commentary]
    They were called "round-robins" — a way of dividing up the stars of the new television season and the hundred or so critics who had come to Los Angeles to interview them. Instead of one unwieldy gathering, the critics divided into three groups and...
  • A statement from the Juilliard School on the death of Robin Williams

    A statement from the Juilliard School on the death of Robin Williams
    The Juilliard School in New York, where Robin Williams studied in the mid-1970s (he withdrew in 1976 before completing the B.F.A. program) and where he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 1991, has issued this statement on the actor's...
  • Roland Park's Fourth of July parade draws a (political) crowd

    Roland Park's Fourth of July parade draws a (political) crowd
    "Laid-back" is how Chris McSherry, president of the Roland Park Civic League, described the neighborhood's annual Fourth of July Parade. It was so laid back that McSherry, shortly before the parade was set to start, was walking around, asking prominent...
  • 'The Voice' recap, the top 10 perform

    'The Voice' recap, the top 10 perform
    It's like guerrilla warfare right now. We are focused. You chose them America, and last night was your chance to see them perform. The competition is now out of the hands of the coaches and up to you. The top 10 took the stage last night, with the...