| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — When South Africa’s national anthem swelled in the Regina Mundi church in Rockville, Soweto, on Sunday, retired teacher Liz Magubane was sure that somewhere, Nelson Mandela could hear them.
“That was the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:24 AM
The five stages of grief are explored with puppets — finger puppets, hand puppets, body puppets — in “Odyssey in the Land of Shadows.”
“I think the visual part of it has enough beauty to make the topic … “...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:22 PM
Severe depression doesn't just affect the mind, it may also attack the body on a cellular level by speeding up the aging process, according to a new study.
In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Psychology, researchers in California and...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: Mac, my husband, lost his job of 27 years when his company was acquired by another and he didn't make the cut. He's like a zombie going through the motions of looking for new employment. I'm no shrink, but a sense of rejection seems to be...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed?
For many menopausal women, hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which affects at least one in four women ages 40 to 59, can intensify the misery of hot flashes, as well. No surprise, then, that a...
| Oct 19, 2013
There's a difference between loving college football and knowing it. I love my country but couldn't be Secretary of State.
Oh please, let's stop this stuff about Condoleezza Rice not being qualified to sit on a panel to choose...
| May 18, 2013
| 12:12 PM
When people think of gun violence, they typically think of a masked robber or a disturbed young man with an assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
In truth, the most common victim of fatal gun violence is a distraught man who, alone in a...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Hope was the theme of the day, but unremitting pain was the backdrop when friends and family members of suicide victims gathered in a Culver City park on Saturday for their annual summer potluck.
"Survivors After Suicide" they call themselves. It's a...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 12:00 PM
There is little in Andy's appearance or manner that offers a clue as to what he's been through. The arrests, the jailhouse beatings, the commitments. He's soft-spoken and unassuming, so much so that the story of his life doesn't seem to go with the man...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51.
The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
A high-profile murder turns personal when a police inspector discovers his teen daughter may have been at the crime scene in Bruno Oliviero's respectable neo-noir debut, "The Human Factor." Immersed in the coldly perverse nighttime underbelly of Milan,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:48 AM
For author and entrepreneur Todd Patkin, going off to college was not exactly a fond memory.
"Everyone tells you it's going to be the time of your life, but I had the worst experience," said Patkin, now 48 and the author of "Finding Happiness: One Man's...