Author: Joanne McNeil

Sep 04,2007

The Web is the Worst Place to Grieve

You might fantasize about your funeral. Will your ex-boyfriend finally realize just how much of an idiot he was and sob by your casket? Will old friends — from as...

Jul 09,2007

Eternal Thunderstorms of the PTSD Mind

When patients taking the high blood pressure medication propanolol reported a decrease in stage fright, researchers at Harvard Medical School and McGill University began to wonder whether the drug might...

Jun 06,2007

With This Ringer, I Thee Wed

How long did your last relationship last? Two years, maybe three? I’m not asking about your college sweetheart, but your cell phone contract. Mobile phone companies expect major commitments from...

May 16,2007

Darfur, Heal Thyself?

In Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag argued that war photography allows spectators to feel content with the knowledge that they are both sympathetic to the victims of the atrocity...

May 01,2007

Nastygram? Delete it like spam

Last week, Shelley Batts, the Neuroscience PhD candidate and ScienceBlogs contributor, posted a response to the much-linked BBC article, “Alcohol ‘Makes Fruit Healthier.'” Unlike most bloggers that skimmed the article...

Apr 15,2007

Jicky, Living It Up

Tallulah DeWald as Carolyn rolled a counterfeit 100 EU note on the glass coffee table. With a weary half-smile, she pretended to inhale two thin lines of sugar. Then with...