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In Search Of Autism Characters Who Aren’t Awkward Savants

Julia, the autistic Muppet.

Julia, the autistic Muppet.

Television and film have a characterization problem right now.

Writers in these fields have been creating autism-related characters who are often portrayed as one-note awkward savants or, occasionally, some other worse stereotype.

Falling back on this sort of typecasting is a hack-y disservice. Sarah explained why in an essay for Pacific Standard.

To read it go here.

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Titanic Is Mine, Not James Cameron’s

Titanic

Titanic

One of Sarah’s deepest and most enduring interests is the Titanic.

Not the movie, the actual doomed ocean liner.

This vessel/subject of much imaginative speculation is also an interest for filmmaker James Cameron and Sarah is having none of it.

She explained why in a personal essay for Electric Lit.

To read the full thing go here.

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Cheng Pei-Pei Honoured At San Francisco Arts Festival

Cheng Pei-pei

Cheng Pei-pei

Pioneering female martial artist Cheng Pei-pei was honoured for her work at the recent CAAMfest this year.

Pei-pei’s breakthrough roles in films like Come Drink With Me (1966) and its 1968 sequel Golden Swallow paved the way for the action heroines like Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi.

Sarah wrote about this for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

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Captain America Fight Training Videos

Captain America

Captain America

Chris Evans, the actor who plays Captain America in the Avengers and various other Marvel Comics-related films, has had to do a lot of fight training for his role.

Sarah compiled some of Evans’ related training videos in a post for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the post go here.

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Live Action Mulan To Be Martial Arts Spectacular

When the planned live action Mulan movie added Jet Li and Donnie Yen it signaled the film would likely be a martial arts epic.

Sarah wrote about this for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

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W. Kamau Bell And The Influence Of Bruce Lee

W. Kamau Bell (left)

W. Kamau Bell (left)

Comedian and television host W. Kamau Bell is a huge fan of action hero Bruce Lee.

He’s also a great example of Lee’s enduring influence on culture.

Sarah wrote about this in a piece for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

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Lupita Nyong’o, Black Panther And Martial Arts

Lupita Nyong’o in Black Panther

Lupita Nyong’o (left) in Black Panther

Somewhat lost in the mega-hype and astronomical success of Black Panther is the fact that the film finally allowed Academy Award-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o the opportunity to showcase her longstanding appreciation for martial arts.

Sarah wrote about Lupita Nyong’o, who’s been dabbling in martial arts since age seven, in a piece for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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