Daphne Howland

 

Daphne Howland is a regular film contributor to the Village Voice,LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • A movie hero is never just "normal," but either someone who's somehow exceptional or at least an everyday joe in exceptional circumstances. Yet in real life, an "exceptional" child is often bad news. There's illness, biology, behavior and...

  • Sometimes a filmmaker is so taken with a subject that a documentary fizzles into hagiography, a problem of Jeremy Frindel's The Doctor from India, a film about Vasant Lad, who brought the ancient Indian healing practice of Ayurveda to the...

  • Inspired by her 103-year-old grandmother, Lives Well Lived director Sky Bergman set out to collect wit, wisdom and life stories from people often called "elderly" or even "the old old" -- between the ages of 75 and 100. She presents her...

  • Gay couples' right to marry has increasingly gone global, but even in the two dozen or so countries (mostly in Europe and the Americas) where it's legal, couples still find that acceptance within their communities can be elusive, as it was for...

  • Swiftly evolving technology has made mincemeat of plenty of economic models and machines, but few have been displaced so thoroughly as the typewriter. In California Typewriter (also the name of a retail and repair shop in Oakland that is...

  • Man in Red Bandana details the heroism of Welles Crowther, a young equities trader who perished in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, though not before systematically and audaciously conducting a rescue within the South Tower than may...

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