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Victor LaValle On Mental Illness, Monsters, Survival.

In the author's latest novel, The Devil in Silver, a man is mistakenly committed to a mental hospital where a buffalo-headed monster stalks patients at night. LaValle tells Fresh Air why he picked monsters, about his family history of mental illness and how he had his own brush with psychological problems.


Lady in the Water

Film critic David Edelstein reviews M. Night Shymalan's new film, Lady in the Water.

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