How do you mourn a father you can barely forgive? A searing memoir on living with mental illness

Old Man in Sorrow by Vincent Van Gogh | Wikimedia Commons You attributed any spell of despair to the incompetence of the world or to specific events or people who disappointed and hurt, but never thought of it as sustained sadness that you could not let go. All decisions were taken in a high emotional tenor. … Read more How do you mourn a father you can barely forgive? A searing memoir on living with mental illness

A Designer, and a Collection, Inspired by an Immigrant Father

For those who want their fashion designers to be both creative and political, Kerby Jean-Raymond is a case study. The designer, who turned 30 last year, and founded his label in 2013, first made waves with his spring 2016 show, which featured a short film about race relations in the United States. Since then, he … Read more A Designer, and a Collection, Inspired by an Immigrant Father

Heath Ledger’s father Kim speaks about his son’s tragic death in 2008

THE night before Heath Ledger died in 2008 from a lethal drug overdose, his sister Kate warned him not to mix prescription medications. “The last conversation Kate had with him was this discussion about his medications and she warned him, ‘‘You can’t mix drugs that you don’t know anything about’,” Ledger’s father Kim told news.com.au. … Read more Heath Ledger’s father Kim speaks about his son’s tragic death in 2008