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Review: A beautiful look at a family in crisis in powerful 'Fun Home'

Recollections of our parents have everything to do with where we are in our lives. As a parent myself of three girls, ages 12, 10 and five, the experiences of my wife and I run the gamut of emotions. 947 more words

Filling In The Gutter

This semester at Shepherd I’m taking a graphic novel course. Before you judge or assume graphic novels are all about super heroes and fantasy I’m here to tell you that your wrong. 302 more words

Review and Thoughts: Fun Home

A mother, a father, two sons and daughter. Sounds like an average American family, right? In Fun Home, not exactly.

In the first national touring production of the 2015 Best Musical Tony Award Winner, based upon lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s… 669 more words


Fun Home meets Skating Through Cemeteries: A Personal Reflection

When I was in 10th grade, I wrote a fake autobiography. Well really, I drew the cover and wrote a blurb of a section of my childhood because that was all the assignment called for. 1,842 more words


Graphic Novels

There is a tendency within the literary world to consider graphic novels as “lesser” compared to other more classic mediums. Many professors will argue against the use of graphic novels within classroom settings because there is a standing stigma that graphic novels aren’t as academic as “normal” novels. 180 more words

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Banned Books 2017... REVEALED!

JANUARY – Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak OutSusan Kuklin

FEBRUARY – The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night TimeMark Haddon… 67 more words


Fun Home

Around a month ago, I saw this promotional poster of this musical called Fun Home which really intrigued me. I’ve never heard of this play prior to seeing the poster, but I found out based on the poster that it won Best Musical during the 69th Tony Awards (10 nominations with 5 wins), and one of the cast members is no other than Tony-award winning theatre actress Lea Salonga. 496 more words