Why are we still talking about autism and vaccines? (And why is DeNiro asking us to?)

April 27, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Jennifer A. Reich
Actor Robert DeNiro hand-picked the documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe to show at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, which he founded. The film, which has since been removed after widespread criticism, explores well-traveled terrain. The controversy over the its inclusion in the festival provides evidence that this conversation isn’t going anywhere for one simple reason: no one can prove a conspiracy doesn’t exist.

Beyond Monogamous Marriage in House of Cards

April 20, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Mimi Schippers
Unlike most mainstream media that feature representations of “extramarital affairs” as a signifier of bad character or as a cautionary tale, HOC offers both a positive representation of polyamory and a narrative glimpse of its potential to take us “beyond [traditional] marriage” by encouraging us to rethink relationships, gender, and sexuality.

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