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W-A-T-E-R: Annie And Helen In The Theatre

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

Helen Keller's birthday was earlier this week. Icon of perseverance, symbol of hope, heroine of my girlhood. For years, I finger-spelled with classma...

Patty Duke: The Miracle Maker

Donnie Demers | Posted 03.31.2017 | Entertainment
Donnie Demers

Anna Pearce (aka Patty Duke) was a warrior and a champion for the fight against mental illness. To know that Anna is no longer on this planet is horrifying on so many levels, but it is the reality that we were all forced to sadly accept yesterday when at 69, she passed away due to sepsis from a ruptured intestine.

Silence Is Not Always Golden

George Heymont | Posted 08.30.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

A charming six-minute short film by Chaitanya Gopinath titled Lunch with Yoshi (which was screened during the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival) follows a blind woman around Bangkok as she shops, rides the city's mass transit, and prepares lunch for a visiting friend.

5 Real-LIfe Wonder Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The sobering news that Olympic medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen had been severely injured in an accident, caused me to think about she-roes through American history who overcame adversity and changed America

Helen Keller's Radical Vision

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me 'arch priestess of the sightless,' 'w...

They Are Women, Hear Them Roar

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

I was intrigued by Symmetry Theatre's claim that fewer good roles are written for women, I found myself wondering if people might not be aware of the variety of plays that do indeed have meaty roles for female characters.

Screenwriter John Patrick Shanley on "Ups and Downs," Taking Moonstruck to Broadway and the Plays That Inspired Him

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

Late last year, as part of the American Theater Wing's book The Play That Changed My Life, Shanley spoke out on those that inspired him throughout his career.

Politically Correct or Perfectly Crazy

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trish Kinney

What seems to qualify as Politically Correct these days can leave you scratching your head or screaming like a lunatic.