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Cripple’s Reward

Posted June 22nd, 2013 by Anthony

eBay has gone crazy for disability vinyl. Vinyl LP Album cover-Cripple's Reward

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Disability Rocks!

Posted November 8th, 2012 by Anthony

Disability Rocks! A journey through popular music and disability at the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability

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Feature by Feature: Chuck Close, Prosopagnosia, and Pixels, Sat Oct 13

Posted October 8th, 2012 by Anthony

Chuck Close self portrait, 1977 print
Feature by Feature
Chuck Close, Prosopagnosia, and Pixels

Lecture by Amanda Cachia
with Rosemarie Garland-Thomson and Anthony Tusler

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Curator Amanda Cachia

Posted June 16th, 2012 by Anthony

Amanda Cachia photo
There’s something going on in the disability art world. Without me noticing until lately, a new level of professionalism and depth of understanding of the representation of disability by disabled artists has emerged. Foremost is the curatorial knowledge and skills of this month’s Telling Our Disability Stories podcast, Amanda Cachia.

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Handicappers? Handicapable? No! Capihands!

Posted May 4th, 2012 by Anthony

I was reminded again the other day about the etymology of handicapped. Last night I threw together a quick pasta sauce to put over Costco raviolis. Our neighbor has been kind enough to loan use freezer space for small, plastic bags of mooshed-up tomatoes from last summer. The defrosted tomatoes with a little added fresh […]

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Rahnee Patrick on Telling Our Disability Stories

Posted March 27th, 2012 by Anthony

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Rahnee talks about today’s Independent Living Movement and independent living centers. Where are they and where are they going?

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Year end wrap up: Wild Man Fischer, the Godfather of Outsider Music Dies

Posted December 18th, 2011 by Anthony

Disabled Hit ParadeThe first outsider artist I remember was Wild Man Fischer. I heard his recording, “Songs for Sale,” on one of the great Warner Bros/Reprise sampler double LPs, “The 1969 Warner/Rerpise Songbook.”

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Toulouse-Lautrec Lecture Now Online

Posted February 26th, 2011 by Anthony

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Rouse
Last October I gave a talk on how disability culture and identity impacted Henri Toulouse-Lautrec at the de Young Museum. It was for the Disability Open House. We chose Toulouse-Lautrec because the museum was exhibiting “Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay.”
Anthony Tusler’s lecture on Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

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Wheelchairs, Jocks, Geeks & Glee

Posted May 25th, 2010 by Anthony

Under the influence of our 14 year old, dance-crazed neighbor I’ve watched Glee from the beginning. (Under her influence I’ve also watched every episode of So You Think You Can Dance for the past three years.)

On first watch of Glee I was impressed with how exaggerated and over the top the show was. It also had irony and a bite—a send-up rather than a satire. The characters are hyper-stereotypes. representing some of the more visible high school cliques, in particular, jocks, cheerleaders, and the glee club members (who are at the bottom of the high school pecking order.) The plot is almost always unbelievable yet based on our painful perceptions of high school, which is part of the fun.

For awhile I was confused about the role of the wheelchair-using glee club member, Artie.

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Tribal Membership

Posted February 21st, 2010 by Anthony

February 20, 2010 Tribal Membership This week I received an email from someone I didn’t know, a wheelchair user. He’s a quad who became disabled after a diving accident over thirty-five years ago. How do I know all that from the first line of his email? He told me. It read, “I am a C5-6 […]

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