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The Book and the Film: The 70th Anniversary of Charles R. Jackson’s ‘The Lost Weekend’


The seminal addiction study in American literature and "the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of alcoholism" turns 70. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘A Steady Rain’ by Keith Huff


The Broadway hit makes its Los Angeles debut in an excellent production at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘Derby Day’ at the Elephant Theatre


Samuel Brett Williams' lacerating dark comedy makes its Los Angeles debut at the Elephant Theatre in Hollywood. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Gin Baby’ by Sarah Shaefer

Photo Credit: Hunter Canning

This indulgent glance into alcoholism, depression and all-around self-hatred is a sad story, but a familiar one. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking’ by Olivia Laing

Trip to Echo Springs

Olivia Laing travels America in search of the effects of alcohol on six great authors. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Good House’ by Ann Leary


Author Ann Leary delivers a wicked good read about a Boston north shore real estate agent with an unhealthy love of wine and touch of witchcraft in her. Read More »

Facing Death’s Question


If I am not being honest and a person of integrity in the here and now, I am ignoring the hope and promise of life. Read More »

Book Review: Alive Again by Howard C. Samuels

Stories of recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction fill a new book by a recovering addict. Read More »

Walk This Way: A Mother and Son Journey Towards Recovery

A surprising Facebook message prompts Ann Hagman Cardinal to reflect on the often challenging journeys mothers take with their children. Read More »

Book Review: Between Eden and the Open Road by Philip Gaber

A hectic itinerary, with stops to explore difficult childhoods, family dysfunction, male-female dynamics, finding one's purpose in life and dying. Read More »