Excerpt: Andrew Solomon's 'Far From the Tree'
Excerpted from FAR FROM THE TREE: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. Copyright © 2012 by Andrew Solomon. Excerpted with permission by Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. "Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity" by Andrew Solomon An excerpt from
Ukraine Heats Up
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SAMANTHA POWER — PUTIN’S ACTIONS SUGGEST HE WANTS EASTERN UKRAINE. In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with ABC’s GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS yesterday on “This Week,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power had harsh words for Russian ...
Bernie Madoff Aide May Have Been Duped by Psychopath , Lawyer Says
Bernard Madoff : psychopath? That's one of the questions expected to be asked this week in a Manhattan federal court when lawyers begin the defense of five former aides to the jailed Ponzi schemer, including Daniel Bonventre, former head of Madoff's back-office operations. One witness that the
Scientist Related to Killers Learns He Has a Psychopath's Brain
James Fallon admits he has a lot in common with serial killer Ted Bundy and Columbine assassin Eric Harris. He is aggressive, lacks empathy and is a risk-taker. Fallon, a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California Irvine, accidentally discovered what friends and
Whitey Bulger Case Hit Man Was Not a Classic Serial Killer
Confessed hit man John Martorano proclaimed defiantly in a Boston courtroom Tuesday that he is "no serial killer," even though he has admitted to rubbing out 20 people, including innocent bystanders. The 72-year-old federal witness, known as "the Executioner," testified against his alleged former
Almost Psychopaths Chronically Lie, Manipulate, but Fall Short of a Diagnosis
Chances are you might know someone who is almost a psychopath. The coworker who throws you under the bus. The friend who constantly takes advantage of you. A politician on TV or even some beloved fictional characters. (Think Scarlett O'Hara or J.R. Ewing.) When people are chronically callous,
'We Need to Talk About Kevin:' Is Your Child a Psychopath ?
Kevin, as one British film critic writes , seems "alarmingly familiar" to some parents -- the teen who bullies other children and shows cruelty to animals, never showing a shred of empathy. The fictional child in a new award-winning film, "We Need to Talk About Kevin," reveals his psychopathic
Dr. Michael Welner Describes Evaluating Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Brian David Mitchell
Brian David Mitchell, the man convicted of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart , was originally declared unable to stand trial by reason of insanity, but Dr. Michael Welner's evaluation helped reverse that ruling and ultimately lead to Mitchell's life sentence. In response to a request made by " Nightline
Newly Released Video of Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Brian David Mitchell Singing Hymns in Competency Interview
Brian David Mitchell in an Interview to Determine His Competency to Stand Trial
Casey Anthony Trial: Psychiatric Clues of an Accused Child Killer
Michael Welner, M.D. Looks at the Evidence Raised in the Casey Anthony Trial.