How Sudden Mental Illness Derailed Promising Skateboarder Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander was a young British skateboarder full of charisma and drive. He discovered the opportunities of sponsorship, travelling and recognition during a move from Leicester to Bristol in his late teens. Living with professional skateboarder Danny Wainwright he became…


I was introduced to Jordan, the effervescent subject of this Op-Doc, by a mutual friend; we met for lunch at his favorite deli in Los Angeles, where we live. That day, we waded through a getting-to-know-you conversation that somehow felt…

Prozac: Revolution in a Capsule

The New York Times Retro Report: When Prozac was introduced in 1988, the green-and-cream pill to treat depression launched a cultural revolution that continues to echo.

How to Defeat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Jeffrey M. Schwartz explains how to disarm OCD at conference in Britain. Schwartz is the author of the acclaimed book “Brain Lock: Free Yourself From the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,” first published in 1996.

Demon Angel: A Day and Night With Roky Erickson

A European filmmaker trains a camera on Roger “Roky” Erickson on Halloween in 1984. Erickson is from Texas. He is the founding member of The 13th Floor Elevators, a psychedelic rock band.
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