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The Soloist Plays, Vet Wants off Heroin, Poor Folk Need to Sit: Just Another Day at Skid Row

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Pat LaMarche

James didn't try heroin until after he got out of the Air Force. His roommate smoked heroin and James never saw any ugly side effects so he thought all the warnings were hyperbole. "I know now he didn't have side effects because he only used on Fridays."

Restore Sanity to Conversation on Mentally Ill

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

When the trial resume, the Fort Hood attacker's defense team may very well invoke the insanity defense on behalf of their client. Let's hope no one on the jury buys it.

Lost Angels at LAFilm Festival, Friday 6/25: Director Thomas Napper Illuminates Skid Row

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Thomas Napper fills every frame with the realities of Skid Row. His lens shines the light on a people and a place too many choose to turn away from.

Psychopaths, Not Psychotics, Part II

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Many studies have revealed that when the seriously mentally ill take their medication, they are no more of a threat to anyone than the non-mentally ill.

Joe Wright's The Soloist Exploits the Skid Row Community

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Milazzo

Instead of telling the tales of the homeless, the film portrayed them as a Fellini-esque monolith -- a tainted Gomorrah teeming with decadence and dereliction.

Bloated Welfare or Supportive Housing: Opposite Ends of the Homeless World

Auburn McCanta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Auburn McCanta

There aren't enough green shelter cots for all our new homeless men, women and children... it's clear that the little guy is once again taking it on the chin.

The Soloist Premiere: Foxx, Downey, Halle Berry & More (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The long-awaited "The Soloist" had its premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night. The love was rampant among costars Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr, Cathe...