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

  • Laura Nix's documentary Inventing Tomorrow begins like a police procedural: A young investigator snaps on rubber gloves and grimly assesses what could be a crime scene. In a way, it is -- two high school girls in Bangka, Indonesia, are...

  • Do You Trust This Computer? is a primer on the makings of our own demise, sounding the alarm that artificial intelligence and machine learning have reached a level of sophistication beyond the ken of their designers, and are now poised to...

  • 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...

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