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November 2013

Who Killed “New York’s Toughest Detective”? — An Ironside Post-Mortem

By | November 1st, 2013|

Don’t blame the failure of NBC’s Ironside reboot on anything to do with disability and its depiction on film and TV. As TV cops and rednecks are so fond of saying, that dog don’t hunt.

September 2008

The Parking Placard Glut

By | September 1st, 2008|

Illustration by Mark Adams Supply and demand is a straightforward concept until it's applied to the use of disabled parking permits.  That's when [...]

May 2008

New Media Trends: Disability-Friendly or Not?

By | May 1st, 2008|

Dan Murphy on the set of "American Body Shop". Every year Hollywood studios and television networks bet their future fortunes on an expensive, [...]

March 2008

Allen Rucker: Laughing at Disability

By | March 1st, 2008|

Paralyzed for Life. No laughing matter, right? Think about it. Those three words strike terror in the hearts of the nondisabled population. They carry a [...]

October 2006

Want to Work?

By | October 1st, 2006|

Your alarm goes off at 5 a.m. - a rude awakening, as usual. You've got a three-hour morning routine to contend with, and you're never [...]

November 2005

KRAZY KRIPPLES: South Park & Disability

By | November 1st, 2005|

Earlier this year a poll was conducted on OUCH!, a Web site devoted to disability-related content in BBC programming (www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/). Users were invited to cast [...]

September 2005

First-Degree Murderball

By | September 1st, 2005|

Everybody knew quad rugby was a great subject for a documentary, but nobody expected that Murderball could well be the best movie ever made about [...]

April 2005

Clint Eastwood Defends his ‘Baby’

By | April 1st, 2005|

Photo by Merie W. Wallace/courtesy of Warner Bros. It should come as no surprise that Clint Eastwood (born in 1930) has a somewhat [...]

Frankie, Maggie and Me: Inside the Million Dollar Maelstrom

By | April 1st, 2005|

As a freshly injured C5-6 quad in the early '80s, I was angry at the world, slamming doors and punching walls until my knuckles were [...]

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