disability

The "Gawk Factor" Problem with American Horror Story: Freak Show

We’re now two weeks and 2.5 hours into American Horror Story: Freak Show, which means we’ve experienced two anachronistic musical numbers and approximately 1,000 Twisty the Clown nightmares.... Read more »

In New Surreal Animated Film "Rocks in My Pockets," Depression is a Ghost

Delving into family history for the sake of entertainment is no easy task, especially when your family has as many skeletons in its closet as Latvian animator Signe Baumane’s. Read more »

Rewriting the Rules with Author Elissa Washuta

Elissa Washuta is white and Native, bipolar, and lost her virginity to rape. Her first book, My Body is a Book of Rules, is a modern coming-of-age memoir that reaches into these tangles of the body and mind through American pop... Read more »

The Surprising Language of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

In “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” gestures and body language communicate more than spoken words.  There are some movies you see because you actively seek them out, and some you see because just giving up and buying a ticket seems easier than resisting the tidal forces that... Read more »

Examining Blindness in "The Fault in Our Stars"

It was a strange choice for a summer blockbuster. A weepy film about a girl dying of thyroid cancer who meets her boyfriend in a support group and then travels to Amsterdam so she can meet the author she idolizes before experiencing the ultimate heartbreak.  Read more »

“Orange is the New Black” Rewrites the “Bad Prisoner” Stereotype

We live in a culture where the presumption of guilt is often stronger than compassion or empathy, especially for imprisoned people. Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today!A good round-up of the status of reproductive rights in the US and what to expect in 2014. [ColorLines] • The first gay... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the feminist news on our radar today: • The use of the filibuster for presidential nominees in the... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today! • The “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose” telethon hosted by Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead raised... Read more »

An Interview With Disability Activist and "Good Kings Bad Kings" Author Susan Nussbaum

Susan Nussbaum is a celebrated disability activist, playwright and novelist. Her poignant and humorous debut, Good Kings Bad Kings tells the intertwining stories of disabled youth... Read more »

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