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Poison Pen and Ink

Thompson turned himself into a totem of his own invention, and spent his days rattling the bars formed by the cage of his celebrity. His illustrator tries to put the best possible light on the matter, but betrayed and appalled, he can’t.

Creative Tension

By studying the link between artistic creativity and mood disorders, psychologist Kay Jamison has worked to make the world safer for people with manic-depressive illness. Now she’s about to find out whether she’s succeeded

Don’t Waste Precious Time

Tom T. Hall’s wanderings in search of inspiration ceased Friday when he died at age 85. The best of the songs he left behind take chances, confront grown-up dilemmas, and bear the stamp of a literary sensibility.

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