Daphne Howland

 

Daphne Howland is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

Latest Stories

  • 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...

  • Certain kinds of experiences — dreams, psychedelic trips and, turns out, spiritual journeys — are deeply meaningful to those having them but don’t necessarily make for a good story. Pilgrimages have potential — Geoffrey Chaucer gave us 24 good...

  • The late 20th century seemed to usher in the revenge of the nerds, as the likes of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs changed our lives and reaped the benefits in massive personal gain. But now we’re witnessing the depletion of basic science by...

  • It took nearly four decades, but in 1989, a teacher and coach at Charleston, South Carolina’s prestigious Porter-Gaud School at last admitted to molesting dozens of boys in the 1970s and ’80s. That confession, parts of which are shown in Paige...

  • The Heart of Nuba opens like a Sudan travelogue — a chicken struts, a woman sifts grain, a plane flies overhead. That turns as small children panic and pack into an improvised foxhole, in fear of the anti-rebel Antonov about to drop its...

  • Palestine’s chief justice thought Kholoud Al-Faqih was kidding when she told him that she wanted to join the bench. Only men adjudicated Sharia law.

    It’s not that Al-Faqih is opposed to kidding. As seen in the documentary The...

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