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...

  • 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...

  • Until the 1960s, when many countries rethought the system of institutionalization, many of the so-called "homes" that housed people with disabilities served to hide their patients from mainstream society. At worst, they were abused and, often,...

  • War-zone journalists are a stubborn, audacious lot, and photojournalist Chris Hondros proved especially prolific, covering the world's major conflicts, mostly with Getty Images, starting in the 1990s. In 2011 in Libya, at a time when he was...

  • Hava Kohav Beller's documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict purports to be "suspenseful," but, despite the filmmakers' diligent displaying of a multiplicity of experiences, In the Land of Pomegranates proves a downcast record...

  • In the 21st century, rape victims, citing fear and shame, report as few as 16 percent of sexual assaults. Imagine, then, the plight of black rape victims in the Jim Crow South, whose attackers were usually white. Yet in 1944, Recy Taylor, a...


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