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"I Expected Batman and Robin, Not Pornography!"

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” This is as tired a phrase as it’s counterpart, usually dispensed as advice for writers: “Show, don’t tell.” No one much disputes these statements; they’re sound advice and widely accepted. 1,755 more words


Fun Home: Graphic And Novel

Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel

Published: 2006

Rating: 4/5

The graphic novel is a genre not widely associated with serious subjects. It’s a longer comic book for readers who prefer their cartoons with hardback covers and a hefty price tag. 525 more words


Fun Home

On Thursday night I saw “Fun Home.” this year’s Tony Award winner for Best Musical. I think it’ll be a while before the mulling over stops. 1,156 more words

Broadway Musicals

Summer Porn Reading Lists (Part 2): Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Yesterday, I wrote a bit about the “summer reading list” inclusions which have raised objections because they are seen as “pornographic”, either by the students themselves or parents.   805 more words

Movies - To Grandmother's House We Go

Grandma (79 minutes).  Before there was Ellen Degeneres or Jane Lynch or Ellen Page (though long after there was Moms Mabley), there was Lily Tomlin, the original (after Moms) lesbian comedienne.   843 more words


Fun Home - A Family Tragicomic

Last year, I read a really awesome article about the Bechdel test on the blog Commando Culotte (which isn’t translated to English yet, unfortunately), so when I realized that the Bechdel test was named after a real person, Alison Bechdel, and that she published a bunch of books, I was really thrilled. 354 more words