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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Lessons for a New Year From Jacques Lusseyran

Alex Henry | Posted 03.18.2012 | Books
Alex Henry

In And There Was Light Jacques Lusseyran, who was blinded in an accident at age eight, gives the sighted person as vivid an idea of the experience of blindness as she is likely to read.

Alexander Siddig Is Part of Julian Schnabel's Latest Cinematic Canvas

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

"I am so confused about who I am in my life now, it's not even funny!" This joyful lament is that of the tall, dark drink of water that is actor Alexander Siddig, star of Cairo Time.

Communicating With Patients in an Intensive Care Unit

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

I have always believed that computer technology could be brought to the ICU and make a big difference in the ability of patients who suddenly found themselves unable to speak.

Book Clubs For Doctors Help To Humanize Medicine

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Doctors, nurses and other health care workers are tapping into their inner Tolstoys to better connect with patients. With incre...

A Single Man: The Cinema of Beautiful Death

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

Too bad A Single Man was overlooked as an Oscar best picture contender. This movie deserves your viewing for Firth's magnificent performance in a wrenching yet life affirming story of love and loss.

Faith! Family! Films! And the Crystal Teddy Goes to...

David Sterritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Sterritt

What riles me is the business of peddling movies on DVD after scrubbing them squeaky clean, or as we used to say in pre-digital antiquity, censoring them.

The Painter Directs: Julian Schnabel And The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

I watched The Diving Bell and the Butterfly the other night. I couldn't wait to sink my eyes into what I knew would be a visual extravaganza by paint...

Paralyzed And Free

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

Yet soon the letters flow with greater speed and within the 2 hour film, I found the pace of communication acceptable, I had slowed to Bauby's pace of living, I became content in his world as did he. Schnabel brought Bauby and me to the same place, a place of gratitude for humanity, magnified by the stillness of a body.