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Ring master

At its best, Tyson becomes its subject's psychotherapist, allowing him to disgorge with no judgment and little restraint his memories, fantasies, impulses, and fears.
Toback's Tyson tames two egos
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 01, 2009
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Soldiers committing suicide

On July 22, 2004, unable to handle the intensity anymore — the daily vomiting, the feeling that he was a murderer — Lucey wrapped a garden hose around his neck and hanged himself.
US troops are killing themselves in record numbers
By JASON NOTTE  |  March 11, 2009
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Interview: Ari Folman on Waltz with Bashir

Not long after I spoke with Ari Folman about Waltz with Bashir , a harrowing and black-comic animated memoir of his experience as an IDF soldier in the invasion of Lebanon in 1982, Israeli bombs fell on Gaza, in seeming anticipation of a ground offens
Song and dance
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 06, 2009

Housing First proves successful, especially with chronic cases

Take homeless people whose lives are a mess — even addicts, alcoholics, and schizophrenics who won't take their meds — and give them their own apartments, without requiring that they clean up first, get a job, or "behave."
Homelessness
By MARION DAVIS  |  December 17, 2008
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Scarred for life

There’s evidence that blogging is not merely comforting, but healthy.
Writing through the pain of self-harm
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 09, 2008
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Will Harvard drop acid again?

In a moment of delightful whimsy in the annals of drug history, Albert Hofmann, after purposely ingesting LSD for the first time, rode his bicycle home and experienced all manner of beatific and hellish visions.
Psychedelic research returns to Crimsonland
By PETER BEBERGAL  |  May 28, 2008


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Probing minds

In the 1999 cult-classic satire Office Space, disgruntled corporate lackey Peter Gibbons visits an occupational hypnotherapist to address burn-out, stress, and his antipathy to TPS reports.
You, too, can learn to tap into people's unconscious through hypnosis
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  April 25, 2008
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Rough magic

The cupboards of Irish dramaturgy are crammed with ghosts.
Shining City at the Huntington; ASP’s The Tempest
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 18, 2008

Fulsome prison blues

If a Hollywood It-Girl really wants to leave her mark this summer, she’ll have to work a lot harder than usual.
Two DUI s , cocaine, and now jail — what’s next for Li Lo? Five local dignitaries chime in.
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 01, 2007
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All in the family

A therapist can't babble, Lawrence Kimball tells us.
The Lanyard deftly handles dysfunction
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 02, 2006
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Man Man

The back door of a Philly loony bin accidentally gets left open and a therapy group of hairy, tattooed idiot savants in hospital-issued wife-beaters escape.
Six Demon Bag | Ace Fu
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  May 31, 2006


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Dr. Strangelove

On December 25, Dr. Charles W. Socarides, one of the last of the old-school scourges of the gay community, died at the age of 83 in New York.
The man who wanted to "cure" homosexuality succumbs to a lifetime of controversy
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  January 18, 2006