| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:15 AM
— Maya Forbes knew the story all too well, but she waited a long time to write a script based on her childhood.
It's understandable why the writer-director wasn't rushing. Her father was manic-depressive, and when her mother left their Cambridge,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Former U.S. .Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the scion of the prominent civil rights family and one-time rising political star in Chicago, reported to federal prison Tuesday to begin serving a 30-month sentence for looting his campaign fund.
“He is in our...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Intimate yet expansive, clear-eyed yet deeply personal, "Infinitely Polar Bear" marks an irresistible feature debut for writer-director Maya Forbes. Drawing on a tough but rewarding chapter of her own childhood, during which she and her sister were raised...
| Jan 18, 2014
The controversial Kelly Thomas case prompted more outrage this week. After an Orange County jury found two former Fullerton police officers not guilty in the death of a schizophrenic homeless man, dozens of letter writers responded heatedly with their...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:49 PM
The state's local and regional jails are currently not equipped to provide the services that their mentally ill inmates would receive in a community setting, according to the Office of the State Inspector General's 2013 report, "A Review of Mental...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Melissa Addis Caplan Havard, a consultant to TV series including "Grey's Anatomy" and "Law and Order: SVU" and films "The Insider," "Juno" and "Thank You for Smoking" and a onetime teacher at Los Angeles Film School, died on Dec. 19 in Duarte, Calif....
| Jan 9, 2014
Five years ago, Joseph Hale didn't care whether he lived or died. He was unemployed, hooked on drugs and deeply depressed.
Help came after Hale swallowed a bottle of pills and landed in South Shore Hospital. There, an outreach worker persuaded him to...
| Jan 7, 2014
Re "Have you seen my brother standing in the shadows?," Opinion, Jan. 5
Sarah Dusseault's story about her brother' struggle with mental illness and homelessness was heartbreakingly familiar.
My sister with schizophrenia has been repeatedly homeless,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Baltimore County police identified a man who was shot by officers in Windsor Mill on Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a woman and attempted to run officers down with his car.
Police charged 29-year-old Elisha Rayfield Pridgeon with attempted first-...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Film trilogies these days tend to be epic, “Hobbit”-like affairs, the mythology of one film quite literally picked up and furthered in the next, and often in a world not exactly resembling our own.
But trilogies also sometimes come in more...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:02 PM
In the wake of gun violence such as occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, commissions are organized. Rarely, however, are meaningful reforms proposed.
Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Tim Murphy, R-Pa., is a...