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The Trauma Of Losing Your Luggage

Sarah's missing luggage, not shown.

Sarah’s missing luggage, not shown.

Five years ago Sarah lost her luggage on a trip to Vegas.

It was very traumatic for her at the time and it still burns even to this day.

She wrote about this feeling in a new essay for Racked.

To read it go here.

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100 Letterkenny-Inspired Band Names

F.A.K.U. (Freaks Acting Krazy United)

F.A.K.U. (Freaks Acting Krazy United)

There are a lot of stupid band names.

That’s why when I watched season three of the hilarious show Letterkenny awhile back I realized much of the dialogue could be converted into rippin’ band names.

So I made a list of the best of these potential band names for A.Side.

To read the whole list click here.

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time For CBC

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The CBC Day 6 radio program recently tasked Sarah with reviewing the autistic signaling production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

She talked about the play on the program and also wrote a review of sorts to accompany it.

To find out what she thought click here.

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Living A Real-Life Twin Peaks

RIP Laura Palmer

RIP Laura Palmer

When Twin Peaks debuted in 1990 it basically launched a genre — pretty blonde girl gets murdered in small town, everything goes bonkers.

But what if you actually lived in a real town where something like that happened?

Sarah did. She lived in Welland, Ontario around the time the truly evil pair of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka were terrorizing the Niagara area.

She wrote about what it was like at that time in a feature story for Consequence of Sound’s Twin Peaks Week series.

To read the full story go here.

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Atypical, The Good Doctor And Pop Culture’s Use Of Autistic Characters

Atypical

Atypical

There’s new tool in the character creation toolbox of film and television writers in 2017 — autism.

Want to make a character a little bit different? Sprinkle some autism on him.

Shows like Atypical and The Good Doctor have done this. They’ve been far from perfect, though.

Sarah explained why in an essay for Electric Lit.

To read more click here.

 

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How Anti-Vaxxers Hurt Autistics

Around the Risky Fuel household we mostly consider anti-vaxxers to be crazytown bananapants wackadoodles.

That said, their backwards anti-science rhetoric can cause people genuine harm. Particularly to autistic individuals because of the (thoroughly scientifically debunked) notion that vaccines cause autism.

Sarah wrote about this issue in a column for Health.com.

To read it click here.

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John le Carré’s Sad Spies Represent A Better Masculinity

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

The Risky Fuel household is particularly pro-John le Carré and pretty much support all the author does while writing about spies with father issues who constantly get betrayed by the institutions they served.

Sarah argues these broken men, full of feelings, represent a better vision for masculinity than the traditional dude hero type.

She explained why in an essay for Electric Lit.

To read it go here.

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