| Nov 16, 2013
| 4:27 PM
There's a scene in the musical "Ivy + Bean," a South Coast Repertory production based on the well-loved children's books, in which the actors playing the parents of one of the title characters mime an entire conversation.
It's an inside joke with the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: My cat was never a kisser, but he's begun to kiss us. I like the affection, but not the nasty breath! You'd think there would be a mint catnip or breath mint available for cats. Do you know of any such products? -- S.J., St. Paul, MN
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The first thing you notice about the short film is that you never hear dialogue, only the dreamy, Daniel Lanois-type score. Instead, it's subtitled — even though the actors appear to be speaking in English.
In the opening scenes, a young woman...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania has come out with a series of fact sheets and videos to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people. According to a news release, the program is designed to explain the rights of people who are deaf or hard of...
| Oct 25, 2013
OK, I give up. My father wins.
He's 87, my dad-dude, a tall and still-handsome white-haired guy who wears two hearing aids. Let's just note from the start that he's close to deaf, and his hearing aids are no help in a place like an airport, where the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:06 PM
In a "Project Runway" season where fights between contestants raged for hours, one of the finalists took refuge in what some would consider a disability: being deaf.
Justin LeBlanc would turn down the volume on his cochlear implant or completely...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:25 AM
As an employer or potential employee, you may have some questions about the hiring process for workers with disabilities. Sometimes it’s not clear what questions are all right to ask or what policies are important to understand.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post.
If it seems like your kids are constantly plugged in, tapping away on their iPhones, obsessively gaming and SnapChatting way more than they're actually ... chat-chatting -- well, that's because...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:44 AM
Amtrak has launched a new "Txt-A-Tip" program that allows riders and employees to report suspicious or criminal activity on the rail service via text message, the company announced Wednesday.
The program adds a new option, accessible to those with...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Santino, Mondo, Uli, Christian and, of course, WENDY PEPPER. Since its inception in 2004, “Project Runway” has been about so much more than great fashion—it’s also brought us some great characters. Though this is entertainment,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:05 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - Far from the clatter of cities, the nation's farmers are assaulted every day by the earsplitting squeals of hundreds of hogs, the roar of tractors and the incessant whine of grain dryers during the fall harvest.
An estimated one-third...