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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v8n49 (12/02/2009) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Desperately Seeking Approval

On Saturday morning, November 21, I caught a minute-long segment on Channel 4’s show about the actor Keanu Reeves being in town for a film project. By the time the story had ended, my stomach was beginning to turn. People had been allegedly going apeshit that Reeves was here, but the story that morning was really telling and sad.

Richardson Snow Globes: Not Funny

I picked up my Artvoice Holiday Guide with the hope I would get great ideas for holiday gifts for my friends and family. Instead I got derailed by the first gift suggestion into a total state of disbelief: an insane asylum snow globe? The description under it, to give it to your loved one to say “I’m crazy for you”? After working in disability rights advocacy for years, I thought to myself: are these people serious? And even if they are joking: is this funny?

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