Marcia Angell and Mental Illness

This summer the New York Review of Books published a two-part article written by Marcia Angell. Ostensibly the article was a review of three new books concerning mental illness and pharmaceutical companies. Ms. Angell offers more than reviews of these three books, this article provides a brief history of the DSM, an understanding of how … Continue reading Marcia Angell and Mental Illness

What’s Wrong with Sentiment?

While visiting the trailers page on Apple’s website today I saw the poster of the film The Father of My Children. On it is a quote from Gavin Smith, editor of Film Comment magazine which reads -- "Deeply Moving. Incredibly tender and heartbreaking without ever getting sentimental." I am, admittedly, a bit picky about some … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Sentiment?