American fiction's drunken masters

/ Aug 17, 2013

American fiction's drunken masters

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Rivers run through Olivia Laing’s writing — sometimes the real thing, either narrow and innocuous like a backwoods creek or mile-wide like the Mississippi; occasionally streams of memory that flow backwards, and sometimes gushers of tears; always a steady current of liquidly eloquent words. ...

U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate

/ Jun 7, 2013

U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate

Last spring, Frank Turkaly tried to kill himself. A retiree in a Pittsburgh suburb living on disability checks, he was estranged from friends and family, mired in credit card debt and taking medication for depression, cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure. It was not ...