Let's Get Metaphysical: Meet the Gym Owner Who'll Give You an Exorcism
It's that time of year again. A time to celebrate the most horrific supernatural things imaginable. And candy. It's Halloween, of course, and to honor the holiday's spirit of eerie weirdness, we met with someone who has an unexpected and direct link to the afterlife.
Can Ecstasy Help Relieve Social Anxiety Epidemic Among Autistic People?
You've heard of Ecstasy. It's a party drug known for quashing inhibitions and making people feel in love with everyone around them. But researchers are finding that the main ingredient in ecstasy -- MDMA -- has potential to be a true medicine. Early studies show it can ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Now, a new pilot study in California is exploring MDMA as a treatment for social anxiety in autistic adults. We meet one of the study participants at her home in Los Angeles.
New Pop Music for October: Johnnyswim, Nataly Dawn and Hope Sandoval
Every month, we check out new music with roots in the Golden State. We talk with our pop music critic Steve Hochman about new albums from Johnnyswim, Nataly Dawn and Hope Sandoval.
My Spot: Counting Blessings on Devil's Slide
Imagine a dark and stormy night on the California coast. Boulders tumble from the sky. White-knuckled drivers pass from Santa Cruz to San Francisco on a windy road so treacherous that they call it "Devil's Slide." Well, that's the way it used to be. Highway 1 now bypasses Devil's Slide, and goes through a pair of well-fortified tunnels. And the old highway was transformed into a beautiful walking path with ocean views. For our "My Spot" series, we took a stroll out there with a local resident.