For years, I've joked about a Helen Keller musical with lyrics like, "Helen, Helen/Stop your yellin', Helen/I can't hear you, and you can't hear yourself..."
Well, it's come true!
Somewhere in naughty, bawdy Asia, they've gotten the sheer gall together to make Helen's story into a singing and dan ... More >>
In this week's Voice cover story, we take a look at "The Nonprofit 1%," those people who head tax-exempt organizations which pay them so well, they're in the top one percent of earners. We take a particularly close look at the Jewish Guild for the Blind, where a $5,000 a year part-time music therapi ... More >>
Hey kids! Got bad eyes? Wanna fix 'em, cheap? Check out the Groupon Deal of the Day, which offers surgery ON BOTH EYES for a mere $1,895, compared to the average cost of $4,200. Sound good? Wait, there's more. If you're not willing to do this for your poor children, they will endure years of ... More >>
So, Cookie Monster made this video to convince the powers that be that he would be quite excellent as a Saturday Night Live host. We think he's got a pretty good shot, if he can just get that little lazy eye problem treated. Also, we'd like the extended version of "Cookieface," please. If you agree, ... More >>
One of Murphy's blind-friendly porn creations.Just to put Boob Day to bed with a bang: Lisa Murphy, a Canadian artist, is making porn for blind people (except not exclusively for blind people--the sighted are invited to perv out enjoy as well, which is quite generous given that sighted people ... More >>
New York Governor David Paterson is all riled up over media-fueled rumors that he's been cheating on the wife and has done lotsa drugs, and I agree it's probably a smear campaign started by his fellow Democrats who can't wait for him to step down.
In any case, this story reminds me of an age ... More >>
Here's the nut graf from a mostly generous New York Magazine profile today on our embattled governor: "The only guarantee is a large helping of weirdness."
That's not reporter Chris Smith talking, but the sum-up conclusion of his conversations with those who know David Paterson fairly well. Here's ... More >>
Darco TT/flickrThe Post reported yesterday that Dans Le Noir?, the Paris-based restaurant chain that hires blind waiters to serve "surprise" menus to diners under the veil of total darkness, is planning to open a New York outpost. The chain, which was founded in 2004 with funding from the Pau ... More >>
At the University of Salford, hard by Manchester, England, the charitable organization Receive and Give has teamed with Salford Students Stripped to produce a nude calendar to aid, ironically, the Henshaws Society for Blind People (though a version for the visually impaired may be in the works). Va ... More >>