| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:16 AM
I've written several times about the issue of hearing actors playing the roles of deaf, or partially deaf, characters. That happens from time to time in Chicago, most recently at Profiles Theatre. The casting of a hearing actor in the role of a deaf...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:13 PM
It's not a Super Bowl without inspirational stories. And we're betting that when the dust settles on Super Bowl XLVIII this one will rank right up at the top.
A 9-year-old New Jersey girl who wears two hearing aids took pencil to paper to tell the Super...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:31 AM
The difference between a glove for the left hand and one for the right is obvious to the human eye, even though the two are mirror images of each other. It is an easy task to distinguish between them and separate them from each other.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Beanie Babies creator Ty Warner, who in October pleaded guilty to tax evasion, said that he should receive probation when he is sentenced by a federal judge later this month.
In a filing Wednesday in federal court that also describes his being a...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Cirque du Soleil's "La Nouba" celebrates its 15th anniversary at Walt Disney World later this month. Throughout December, we'll meet some of the colorful show's performers here at The Artistic Type blog.
Sergey Shashelev decided he wanted to be a...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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
| 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...