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10 Under-the-Radar Movies for Offbeat Times – The New York Times

The writing and directing duo of Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz conceived this gentle comedy-drama to showcase the talents of Zack Gottsagen, a young actor with Down syndrome, playing a character with the same disorder. His is a journey of discovery and self-realization, a “Huck Finn”-style downriver trip alongside a fisherman (Shia LaBeouf) with troubles […]

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Review: ‘Love on the Spectrum’ is kind, but unrepresentative | Spectrum | Autism Research News

BY SARA LUTERMAN  /  18 AUGUST 2020 The Netflix series that follows 20-something autistic adults looking for love is well intentioned but fails to capture reality and is riddled with bad advice. +++++++++++++++++++ I’m autistic, and I got engaged in July. We don’t have any couples’ pictures — it’s hard to ask someone else to snap a photo […]

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‘Love on The Spectrum’ Isn’t Perfect, But It’s Worth Watching

  Netflix’s Love on the Spectrum is worth the watch. If we support content about autistic people, it can lead to more autistic-centered content.   Katie Cloyd   August 17, 2020, 6:00 AM PDT·6 mins read     It took me a week or two to convince myself to watch Netflix’s Love on the Spectrum. As […]

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I was bullied for being autistic but photographing animals helped me | Metro News

By Alfie Bowen Monday 17 Aug 2020 10:30 am I had been watching three rhinos up close for two hours at Africa Alive! safari park in Suffolk and nothing had really happened, they were happily grazing and paying little attention to me. Suddenly, sparks flew, and all three began charging around. It was an amazing […]

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Arsames- An Update | 80smetalman’s Blog

The Iranian metal band Arsames, whose members were recently sentenced to 15 years in prison for playing “satanic music,” have fled their country to avoid that imprisonment, Loudwire reports. Says the band in a statement: “Our music is about our past culture, history… that they think when we growl and play fast music we are into Satanism! The skulls […]

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What Made Richard Feynman One of the Most Admired Educators in the World | Open Culture

If Richard Feynman had only ever published his work in theoretical physics, his name would still be known far and wide. As it is, Feynman remains famous more than thirty years after his death in large part for the way he engaged with the public. From his popular textbook The Feynman Lectures on Physics (which […]

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Tony Hawk changes trick name to honour its deaf creator | indy100

If you’ve ever played any of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games, which have been around for 21 years now, you’ll be familiar with the ‘Mute Air’ which is one of the most common tricks on the game. Ahead of the re-release of the first two games, which have been given a whole new 2020 makeover, […]