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'Fun Home' Gets Real, Leaves Audience Breathless

By Morgan Politzer 

I did theater for 14 years growing up, but I’ve never seen anything like “Fun Home.”

“Fun Home” was nominated for 12 Tony Awards in 2015 and took home five, including Best Musical. 1,027 more words


Review: Fun Home / Alison Bechdel

It was Tolstoy who famously opened Anna Karenina with a line about all unhappy families being unhappy in their own way. To depict this in your own family must be a confronting task. 412 more words

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

I have picked up this book, read a bit, and put it back down a dozen times in the last year. Not because it isn’t excellent- it most definitely is- but the author’s relationship with her unhappy and distant father is much too similar to mine. 378 more words


“Perhaps my eagerness to claim him as “gay” in the way I am “gay”, as opposed to bisexual or some other category, is just a way of keeping him to myself — a sort of inverted oedipal complex.” 7 more words


National Library Week: Monday | Challenged book challenge

What is up Rose Readers? So yesterday I wrote a post about National Library Week in which I shared a video from the library where I work and got all braggy and inspiring and shit. 515 more words

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Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate: Alison Bechdel

And yes, Vermont is the only state with a Cartoonist Laureate. Read about her here. Link is below: