| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Tao Lin's new novel, "Taipei," is more obviously autobiographical than previous efforts — about a young, male, Asian American New York urbanite and social-media compulsive paralyzed by a robot-ennui style of depression.
Lin has energetically...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:54 AM
In his 1993 classic, "Listening to Prozac," Peter D. Kramer discusses how psychotropic drugs affect the art and science of psychiatric diagnosis. The successful use of lithium to treat manic depression, for example, helped substantiate the diagnosis and...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Scott Emo finds inspiration wherever he goes. The Deerfield native and host of The Scott Emo Show said every story presents an opportunity for people to reflect and improve on their lives.
That's the premise of Emo's therapeutic talk show, performed...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Like many young artists, 8-year-old Tyler Garrett-Neilson isn't sure why he started drawing a spiky-haired cartoonish character a few years ago.
His dad sometimes wore his hair in a mohawk, but Tyler went beyond human aesthetics and drew scores of spiky...
| Jun 19, 2013
Jacob Ciupe, 9, recently had a breakthrough: He told his mother he could tell she was happy.
Jacob hadn't recognized that emotion until he participated in a computer-based social skills program for children with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder...
| Jun 16, 2013
"The murder was committed in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner," said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Maureen O'Brien, speaking last week to reporters about the recent stabbing death of a 14-year-old River Grove youth, allegedly at the...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:07 AM
The bright blue sky had competition Saturday morning as runners came together at the Roanoke Civic Center for "The Color Run."
The run is billed as the Happiest 5k on the Planet.
Runners are SPLATTED with paint as they go.
The unique race celebrates...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| May 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past. Odds are that two of those 25 kids (8.3% to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Ask writer Simon Spurrier and he'll give you a litany of reasons why David Haller, the unstable mutant son of ......
| May 15, 2013
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
| Dec 26, 2012
Johnathan Franklin has gone through a lot of nicknames. There's "Jet Ski" for his speed in his Pop Warner football days, and "Hollywood" for his season-two gig on the reality show "Baldwin Hills." The latest handle for the UCLA star is "Mayor," because...