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  • Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana? [Commentary]

    Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana? [Commentary]
    In March 2014, for the first time in over 40 years, a study of the therapeutic benefits of lysergic acid diethylamide — more commonly known as LSD — was published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. It showed that LSD-assisted psychotherapy...
  • Massachusetts jail offers $1,000-a-shot drug to fight addiction, recidivism

    BARNSTABLE, Mass. (Reuters) - When William Luz's father died behind bars last month at 62 of liver failure and other illnesses tied to a lifetime of illegal drug use, his son, a former addict himself, could have dulled the pain with heroin. But Luz, who...
  • Dakota Fanning channels real life starlet in 'The Last of Robin Hood'

    Dakota Fanning is getting real again. In "The Last of Robin Hood," out Friday, she portrays teen actress/singer/dancer Beverly Aadland, who embarked on a scandalous affair with notorious lothario Errol Flynn ( Kevin Kline). Aadland and the famed...
  • Fine wine is really not so fine

     Fine wine is really not so fine
    Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign is arguing this week that his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's membership in an exclusive California wine club is evidence that Rauner is "out of touch" with "hardworking Illinois families." I disagree. I think it's...
  • Baby carrots: A lesson from tobacco

    Baby carrots: A lesson from tobacco
    Have you seen the over-the-top ad for baby carrots? The one in which a gorgeous young woman fires baby carrots from a machine gun at a studly cool guy who is extreme snowmobiling in a shopping cart that is powered by a jet engine? Not yet? You will. A...
  • Burger King has maneuvered to cut U.S. tax bill for years

    LONDON (Reuters) - Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S. tax bill but in many ways it is consistent with the burger chain's aggressive tax-reduction strategies in recent years. Some U.S. lawmakers...
  • Helena E. Wright, city principal

    Helena E. Wright, city principal
    Helena E. Sawyer Roberts Wright, a retired city elementary school teacher and principal who was an active member of Heritage United Church of Christ, died Aug. 18 at her Lochearn home of complications from heart disease. She was 93. "She was a pillar of...
  • Starz new reality competition let the viewers choose the director

    LOS ANGELES In the new Starz reality competition "The Chair," two young filmmakers Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci are given a challenge: Make a feature-length film shot in Pittsburgh, using the same script and a budget of just under $1 million. A 10-...
  • Screenwriter Walter Bernstein at 95: Still Front and Center

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau. "He was living out at Walden Pond and a friend came to tell him that Samuel Morse had...
  • The right wing steps up its attack on the teaching of U.S. history

    The right wing steps up its attack on the teaching of U.S. history
    It appears that the right's effort to suck the teaching of advanced U.S. history into the culture wars won't be going away soon. Last week, we reportedĀ on the conservatives' attack on the instructional "framework" for advanced placement U.S. history...
  • Tricking memory in lab animals stokes hope for PTSD

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The frailty of remembrance might have an upside: When a memory is recalled, two research teams reported on Wednesday, it can be erased or rewired so that a painful recollection is physically linked in the brain to joy and a once-happy...