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The Art and Science of Sushi

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Laurie and Debbie say: We’ve all had the experience of looking at a beautiful display of sushi, in a window or in a photograph or on a tray at our table, and feeling like we’re in the presence of art. And, in a sense, we often are: Japanese sushi chefs pride themselves on the beauty […]

Links Begin a New Year

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Fix YouTube video,  use closing references, add tags Debbie says: I started seriously harvesting links right around the turn of the year, and now I have a bumper crop! (And look, it’s not even a mixed metaphor.) Kristina Bravo at TakePart calls our attention to “This Girl Can,” a United Kingdom public service announcement that’s […]

Autism: Two First-Person Articles

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Debbie says: Autistic Abby, a queer autistic 14-year-old, brings us detailed and informative post on access to speech, in which she describes ten different forms of having partial access to speech. Here’s a taste: I have access to prompted speech, but not unprompted speech. For example, if you ask me what book I am reading, […]

Gordon Parks: Back From Fort Scott

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Laurie says: Gordon Parks: Back from Fort Scott is a remarkable exhibition of brilliant photographs that document the realities of life under racism and segregation in the 1950’s. Working in a very difficult place and time, Gordon Park‘s portraits are both aesthetically beautiful and give us a real sense of the people in the images. […]

Bess Myerson: Famous Woman You May Have Heard Of

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Debbie says: I was struck by the headline of Katie Halper’s essay on Bess Myerson at Feministing: “Bess Myerson: The only Jewish Miss America, pianist, politician you’ve never heard of” I remember Bess Myerson because I was a compulsive game-show watcher, and she was a regular panelist on I’ve Got a Secret. I knew she […]

Cid Pearlman Performance Projects: Economies of Effort

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

My daughter Cid Pearlman has a major work opening in San Francisco in February. I’ve been watching her work for over 25 years and the combination of beautiful complex dance and thought in her work continues to knock me out. “Economies of Effort: 1″ is an evening-length dance exploring the virtues of self-reliance and the […]

The Wrong Kind of Fat Body

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Laurie and Debbie say: “I was doing research. No, really.” Amanda Czerniawski, assistant professor of sociology at Temple University, spent more than two years as a plus-sized model when she was researching her new book, Fashioning Fat: Inside Plus-Size Modeling. .. .. Writing about Czerniawski’s book for TakePart, Jessica Dollin says: The beauty trend du […]

Body Impolitic’s 2014 Guide to Sane Holidays

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: This annual list is (mostly) for folks who celebrate the upcoming holidays, and are fortunate enough to have people and resources to celebrate with; if you don’t fit that group, skip to the bottom. If you do fit, then even if your family are your favorite people and you look forward […]

My Photos in Transforming Community – Disability Exhibition

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Laurie says: I am very happy to have 2 photos in the Transforming Community: Disability, Diversity and Access exhibition at the Westbeth Gallery in New York City. It takes place during the 2015 Women’s Caucus of the Arts National Conference, which explores access and difference in its many forms. It runs from February 7th to […]

Four Sisters, Forty Years, Four Connected Lives

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say We were both taken with this series of photographs by Nicholas Nixon. In 1975, he was visiting his wife’s family, and he asked her and her three sisters if they would pose for a photograph. The next year at a wedding, he asked them to pose again in the same order. […]


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