Tales From The Crip: Laughing At The Disabled

Defying nondisabled persons outdated notions of what disability is like is difficult enough; making people laugh while doing so is a feat of its own. Thankfully, there are some badasses taking that immense challenge head on and succeeding. Read more »

Tales From The Crip: "How's Your News?" Is Back!

How’s Your News?, America’s favorite (and only) newscast featuring a team of developmentally disabled reporters, has returned—and just in time for the 2012 presidential election! You may remember the team’s previous 2004 documentary, which chronicled their time at the... Read more »

Tales From The Crip: Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro has been getting a heaping dose of publicity lately. It’s well-deserved. You may already recognize the charming comedian from her standup, or watched her play the feather-haired policewoman who briefly (and understandably) lesbianizes Sarah Silverman on the latter’s... Read more »

Tales From The Crip:

There are plenty of web shows to choose from but one of my favorites from this year is the standout comedy, My Gimpy Life. Read more »

WTF Files: Katie Roiphe's "Mockery Feminists" are Sarcastic, Drunk, One-Dimensional, and White

There is a special face-shaped dent in many a feminist’s desk thanks to the writings of Katie Roiphe. She’s at it again today (“it” being a short-sighted, wrongheaded take on modern feminism) with her latest article, “... Read more »

Tales From The Crip: Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me

Within Hollywood now, there’s still a huge dearth of material that not only features disability as a normal, everyday topic, (which of course it is), but does so in a thoughtful, comical manner. Most depictions of disability in cinema continue to fall back on insidious stereotypes of... Read more »

Remembering Phyllis Diller

Legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller died yesterday at the age of 95. Though she wasn’t the first woman to do standup comedy, her jokes about domestic... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Daniel Tosh and the "Comedy" of Rape Culture

Some weeks it’s tough to choose who gets the Douchebag Decree. I’ll admit that I’ve written posts that were a bit of a stretch in the past, or tried to cram two stories into one because I couldn’t decide who was the bigger douche. This week, however, the guesswork’s... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Adam Carolla & His Broken Record Routine

Let’s make this Decree short and sweet. Adam Carolla, a washed-up douche with some seriously skewed views of gender and sexuality, decided to squawk about unfunny women in a... Read more »

Thursday Night 'Lights: My Funny Valentine

Valentine’s Day is a tricky holiday for TV shows, no matter if the characters are coupled or single, happy or miserable, or somewhere in between. The TNL lineup (and last week’s Parks and Rec) all tackled February 14, with mixed results. Here’s what worked, and what didn... Read more »


Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »