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My Journey Through the Fun Home: A Review

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I’m convinced that every theater kid has a show that is irrevocably linked to them. It may not be their favorite, but there’s something about it that seeps into their skin like a heroin needle to the vein. 778 more words

Book Reviews

"Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama" by Alison Bechdel

Book: “Are You My Mother”

Author: Alison Bechdel

Genre: Biography & Graphic Novel

About: From the creator of the “Bechdel Test” comes a memoir about the relationship of a woman and her mother and the complexities of their relationship. 37 more words

Non-Fiction

Recap again

Thank you readers for letting me know you are reading these missives. I have since corrected my erroneous belief that I was sending them into the black hole that is the world wild web. 528 more words

Reading Habits

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Alison Bechdel is many things. Contemporary American Cartoonist, in a nutshell. Recipient of the Mac Arthur Genius Award. To me – only nut in this shell wha – she is many things. 571 more words

"Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel

Book: “Fun Home”

Author: Alison Bechdel

Genre: Biography & Graphic Novel

About: From the creator of the “Bechdel Test” comes a memoir about the relationship between a woman and her father, and how their sexualities influenced them. 23 more words

Non-Fiction

Finding a Home in "Fun Home"

Musicals have been described as “gay” for the longest time – but how many shows can you name that accurately portray gay people? Better yet, how many put gay and bi women in the spotlight rather than hide them among a predominantly straight male cast? 720 more words

Acting

"Fun Home" Strikes a New Balance on Tour

Review:  Fun Home

By Perry Tannenbaum

Every show that wins a Tony Award for Best Play or Best Musical doesn’t necessarily bowl me over when I head to New York to critique it. 851 more words

Theatre