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  • The failure of L.A.’s mental health system

    July 6, 2016 | 2:10 pm

    On a Thursday afternoon in March, Laurie Ritz, 44, sat on a sun-drenched patio in the heart of Long Beach. His piercing, blue eyes were slightly cloudy and framed by deep lines that hinted at his exhaustion. Ritz’s brown, shoulder-length curls were topped by a yarmulke, and he was...

  • Mondays with William

    By Ilana Angel

    October 25, 2013 | 12:44 pm

    I went to see the movie “Mondays with William” last night and I was deeply moved by it.  If you have an opportunity to see it I would recommend that you do.  It is the story of a homeless man in Los Angeles who lives his life with the amazing gifts of an artist, and also...

  • Bill Maher gets downright ‘Religulous’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 24, 2008 | 10:35 pm

    Bill Maher is on his soapbox, looking like a lunatic and holding court in London's Hyde Park. A crowd forms around the American talk show host, who is disguised in glasses and a funny hat as he preaches that aliens have infected our souls and only Scientology provides the answer.
    ...

  • Schizophrenia With a Dash of Schmaltz

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Iris Rainer Dart's cousin was diagnosed with schizophrenia decades ago, the illness sent shockwaves through her Jewish family. "They were from the shtetl and superstitious," said Dart, 59, the best-selling author of 1985's "Beaches." "They thought that the illness was a curse,...

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  • My Brother’s Keeper

    By Yehuda Lev

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    My brother, who at 70 is younger than me by two years, has a world-class collection of the mysteries of Agatha Christie and a complete set of the novels of Anthony Trollope. They are being joined, gradually, by the Greek historians and Galsworthy's Forsythe Saga.

    These volumes,...

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