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April 8, 2005 | Frank M. Ochberg, Frank M. Ochberg is co-founder of the National Center for Critical Incident Analysis and former associate director of the National Institute of Mental Health.
The curious case of Bobbi Parker, the missing deputy warden's wife who was found living 11 years later with the escaped convict who kidnapped her, has pop psychologists once again citing Stockholm syndrome. But what is the Stockholm syndrome, how was it identified, and does it really apply in this situation? Three decades ago, after a rash of kidnappings, behavioral scientists and police negotiators began for the first time to collaborate intensely.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2013 | By Richard S. Ginell
This review has been updated. See below for details. While the proposed “subway to the sea” may be decades away if it ever comes, Los Angeles Opera isn't waiting for it to happen.   The company is making the trek from downtown right now, launching L.A. Opera Off Grand on the Broad Stage on Friday night with an evening-length, world-premiere opera, “Dulce Rosa.”  L.A. Opera's tireless general director Plácido Domingo was in the pit, vigorously lending his prestige and drawing power.
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NEWS
August 20, 1991 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
The bruised and battered young woman appeared at her counselor's office, clutching a suitcase and ready, she said, to enter a temporary women's shelter to escape her husband's abuse. While the counselor made the arrangements, the woman began to doubt her decision: "If he would only be nice to me, I think everything would be all right." Not surprisingly, says University of Cincinnati psychologist Edna Rawlings, "she never went to the shelter."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2012 | By Robert Abele
Henry Jaglom films dare you to forego your appetite for slickness, cohesion and subtlety, and in the cases when they succeed, it's because the iconoclastic writer-director's upfront sincerity and satire - usually at the expense of Hollywood - are enough. But his latest, "Just 45 Minutes From Broadway," an adaptation of his own play, is an investment in theatrical self-indulgence with diminishing returns. A queasy paean to show folk, it concerns the fraught reunion of two estranged sisters - emotionally unstable New York stage actress Pandora (Jaglom's open nerve muse Tanna Frederick)
NEWS
October 31, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Declaring that "human beings are more important than anything," Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte today defended his controversial decision to secure his daughter's release by negotiating with the leftist insurgents who held her hostage for 44 days.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2012 | By Robert Abele
Henry Jaglom films dare you to forego your appetite for slickness, cohesion and subtlety, and in the cases when they succeed, it's because the iconoclastic writer-director's upfront sincerity and satire - usually at the expense of Hollywood - are enough. But his latest, "Just 45 Minutes From Broadway," an adaptation of his own play, is an investment in theatrical self-indulgence with diminishing returns. A queasy paean to show folk, it concerns the fraught reunion of two estranged sisters - emotionally unstable New York stage actress Pandora (Jaglom's open nerve muse Tanna Frederick)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1986 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON
There's been strong speculation that one of the reasons the U.S. government was anxious to get Nicholas Daniloff out of the hands of Soviet authorities is that there were signs he was beginning to fall prey to what is known in psychological literature as the Stockholm syndrome. This syndrome refers to a case in Sweden where bank employees held hostage by robbers began to sympathize and identify with their captors' plight.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2013 | By Richard S. Ginell
This review has been updated. See below for details. While the proposed “subway to the sea” may be decades away if it ever comes, Los Angeles Opera isn't waiting for it to happen.   The company is making the trek from downtown right now, launching L.A. Opera Off Grand on the Broad Stage on Friday night with an evening-length, world-premiere opera, “Dulce Rosa.”  L.A. Opera's tireless general director Plácido Domingo was in the pit, vigorously lending his prestige and drawing power.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2003 | Steve Harvey
Life, as they say, is all about making choices. The crime log of the Coastline Pilot reported that a Laguna Beach man "called police saying people were trying to hold him hostage" at 1:29 one recent morning. "After police contacted the man," the newspaper continued, "he said he'd rather remain a hostage than visit the police station." Old business: A man left a phone message for Blake Hennon, the editor in chief of USC's Daily Trojan, saying it was an "urgent matter."
NEWS
November 21, 1988 | From Reuters
NATO chiefs said today that Soviet reforms carried dangers for the West and warned the alliance against falling for Kremlin chief Mikhail S. Gorbachev's persuasive skills. "The Soviets have mounted a very effective public relations campaign . . . but the result is something like the so-called 'Stockholm syndrome' when hostages relate favorably to their captors," Gen. John Galvin, the supreme allied commander, told a news conference.
OPINION
April 8, 2005 | Frank M. Ochberg, Frank M. Ochberg is co-founder of the National Center for Critical Incident Analysis and former associate director of the National Institute of Mental Health.
The curious case of Bobbi Parker, the missing deputy warden's wife who was found living 11 years later with the escaped convict who kidnapped her, has pop psychologists once again citing Stockholm syndrome. But what is the Stockholm syndrome, how was it identified, and does it really apply in this situation? Three decades ago, after a rash of kidnappings, behavioral scientists and police negotiators began for the first time to collaborate intensely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2003 | Steve Harvey
Life, as they say, is all about making choices. The crime log of the Coastline Pilot reported that a Laguna Beach man "called police saying people were trying to hold him hostage" at 1:29 one recent morning. "After police contacted the man," the newspaper continued, "he said he'd rather remain a hostage than visit the police station." Old business: A man left a phone message for Blake Hennon, the editor in chief of USC's Daily Trojan, saying it was an "urgent matter."
NEWS
August 20, 1991 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
The bruised and battered young woman appeared at her counselor's office, clutching a suitcase and ready, she said, to enter a temporary women's shelter to escape her husband's abuse. While the counselor made the arrangements, the woman began to doubt her decision: "If he would only be nice to me, I think everything would be all right." Not surprisingly, says University of Cincinnati psychologist Edna Rawlings, "she never went to the shelter."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1986 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON
There's been strong speculation that one of the reasons the U.S. government was anxious to get Nicholas Daniloff out of the hands of Soviet authorities is that there were signs he was beginning to fall prey to what is known in psychological literature as the Stockholm syndrome. This syndrome refers to a case in Sweden where bank employees held hostage by robbers began to sympathize and identify with their captors' plight.
NEWS
October 31, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Declaring that "human beings are more important than anything," Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte today defended his controversial decision to secure his daughter's release by negotiating with the leftist insurgents who held her hostage for 44 days.
NEWS
March 15, 1992
Congratulations to Michael Quintanilla for his insightful article, "Looking Bad," about teens and the complexity of their clothing statement (March 6). Our teens are deeply affected by violence, and that violence seems to be everywhere: in schools, on the streets, at home and also in entertainment. They simultaneously resist and embrace the violence for the purpose of survival. This contradiction is fundamental to their lives, but not readily apparent to adults. In a way, the whole youth culture is being held hostage by a hostile society that tolerates an enormous amount of violence in the lives of its children.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2010
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Gibson Amphitheatre: Moein & Jamshid, Jan. 23; Bijan Mortazavi, Feb. 6 (now) Glass House: Moving Units, Jan. 30 (now) El Rey Theatre: Fanfarlo, Feb. 20; Little Boots, March 10; Liars, April 10; Dark Star Orchestra, April 28 (now); the New Mastersounds, March 11 (Fri.); Kaki King, May 22 (Sat.) Wilshire Ebell Theatre: Krishna Das, March 27 (Fri.) Troubadour: Rhett Miller, Feb. 5; Mumford & Sons, Feb. 9; Wild Beasts, Feb. 10 (now)
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