Mental Illness

The Caress of Steel

It’s 2 a.m. again. I am fighting my never-ending battle with insomnia. Comedy is my first line of defense: Patton Oswalt and Aziz Ansari comedy albums help me through the night. At some point during my 2 a.m. restlessness, I click through to my friend’s blog. The words hit so close to home that my eyes turn […]

LadyGhosts of TV Past

Two Questions about The West Wing: “Night Five” and “Hartsfield Landing”

In these episodes of season three, the Bartlet administration balances running the country with campaigning for a second term as primaries across the country kick off. The president consults a psychologist due to his insomnia, Donna gets a job offer, and a member of the press corps goes missing in the Congo, and a whole […]

Ask the Editors

Ask the Editors: What Should I Do When…

Hello, Persephoneers. As some of you may know, the editorial staff of Persephone keeps in touch regularly through large (and often quite humorous) e-mail chains. We discuss everything, from P-Mag issues and current events to personal demons and issues with the people we love (read: spouses/significant others and our parents, normally). Since we’re a batch […]