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Addicted to Antidepressants?

Scores of patients call Paxil, a top-selling antidepressant, their emotional lifesaver. But some say that getting off the drug has been physically torturous. Now they’re asking, Why weren’t we warned?

Apr 2003
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The Incredible Shrinking Institute

A Versailles of psychiatry for 150 years, the institute of Pennsylvania hospital in west Philadelphia is a gilt-framed mirror for the problems facing mental health care.

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War of Remembrance

How the problems of one Philadelphia family created the False Memory Syndrome Foundation and triggered the most controversial debate in modern mental health.

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Excitable Boy

When ex-honor student Eric Motis confessed to murdering the family across the street there were only questions, not answers. Now, Motis talks about that night, and the strange relationships that led up to it.

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Phillysomething

Searching for the soul of a generation in the heart of Philadelphia on the thirtysomething set in Hollywood.

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A Fun-House Mirror on American Men

Thirtysomething’s male characters are sensitive, verbal, introspective and quick-witted. Just like real guys, right?

GQ
Apr 1989
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Family Business

The family that started Rite Aid made one of the most successful generational handoffs in Wall Street history. So why are they all so unhappy with each other?

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Nightmare on Chestnut Street

If you walk alone in the city, you know it could happen to you. It did happen to David Smith.

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The Last Ride

Twenty miles south of San Francisco lies Mavericks, the most treacherous stretch of surf in the world. Big-wave legend Mark Foo thought he could conquer it.

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John Paulos’ Days Are Numbered

How a temple professor defied the odds and wrote a best-seller about mathematics.

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Rotisserie League Rock

Or, what music fans can learn from sports fans.

Jul 1992
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When the Little Drummer Boy Is a Ramone, You Better Watch Out

Christmas Steve’s exclusive roundup of Yule cool.

GQ
Dec 1990

The Three Mrs. Lymons

In 1956, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” catapulted Frankie Lymon to stardom. Twelve years later, he died penniless. Now three would-be widows and a gaggle of businessmen and lawyers are battling over the huge royalties Frankie never knew he earned.

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The Holy Goof

After years as a sidekick and foil to almost everyone who’s made a good pop or jazz album, Branford Marsalis is calling his own tune.

GQ
May 1991
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The End of the Game

In Africa Peter Beard gained renown as the chronicler of the destruction of the continent’s wildlife. In America and Europe he led his own wild life as a centerpiece of the now extinct Studio 54 scene. The author goes on safari to track down the peripatetic preppy.

May 1990
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The Just-Say-Nightmare of Henry G. Barr, et al.

A Kafkaesque tale of friends ratting out friends in the state capital, the story of the highest-ranking federal official ever to be convicted of a drug offense is either the most impressive example of what our drug policies can accomplish, or the most troubling. Or both.

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Sweetness and Life

In the world of a juvenile diabetic there is much of both. But there are tears, too.

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Facing Up to Retin-A

As the long-awaited wrinkle remedy hits the market—and its controversial inventor turns 80—what are we to make of the zit cream’s beauty marks and blemishes?

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Scroll Man

When Washington lawyer Hershel Shanks changed careers and got interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls, he turned an arcane academic debate into an intercontinental spectator sport. Biblical archaeology may never be the same.

May 1992
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Weber’s World

Big dogs, tough guys and beautiful girls … Bruce Weber speaks candidly about his life and art.

Nov 1997
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Silver Palate Survivor

Sheila Lukins, half of the Silver Palate team, which broke all records for catering and cookbook success, has overcome a near-fatal illness and a bitter split from her partner to release a new collection of recipes.

May 1994
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Love Handles Among the Ruins

How Pat Croce and his boys beat forty pounds off my big white butt.

GQ
Jan 1990
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Of Blini and Bill Evans

If music be the food of love, then why not the other way around?

GQ
May 1988
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Rap à La Moe Dee

Somewhere between the pissed-off politics of Public Enemy and the commercial savvy of M.C. Hammer lies the braggadocious poetry of Kool Moe Dee.

GQ
Jun 1991