After a lifetime of mental illness, one woman opts to try electroconvulsive therapy. She discusses her decision with her sister.
A conversation with Sarah Hepola, author of the bestselling Blackout, about investigating the worst kind of memories—those you never had.
Eventually a man who’s always in motion, always fixing something, will stop. Decline of the patriarch reveals an entire family’s vulnerability.
In today’s health care system, medicine often comes with a strange, Faustian bargain—including a plan for almost everything except the price.
When illness erases the fine line between love and obsession.
A project to document Wisconsin’s broad variety of deer stands takes on new meaning after a round of chemotherapy.
When dementia gets its grip on a father who always loved slasher movies, a daughter struggles to hold on—if only to the ghost of recognition.
When an artist receives a heart transplant, his drawings of the procedure acquire all the gravity of a fever dream—intensely realistic, with hallucinations of the dead.
In the instance of slipping, there’s a moment of stillness just before you lose control. Selections from 10 years of a falling man’s self-portraits.
Don’t let the flying matzoh balls confuse you. A visit from a dead parent is serious business—a second chance for love, and for forgiveness.
Colds and flus happen—but as pop stars, stage actors, and athletes know all too well, that’s rarely enough of a reason to call in sick. How they cope when the show must go on.
The internet is an unrelenting enabler of our flaws and an unforgiving archive of them—so should you google your new love interest, or hold off? And what if they google you first?