When it comes to the perfect holiday sweater, for many people, cheesy is good â€” tacky is better â€” and astonishingly ugly is best of all.
The demand for ugly holiday sweaters has reached such a height that it's changed how businesses stock for the season, as Eleanor Klibanoff reported for us on Weekend Edition Saturday. Wal-Mart and Kohl's sell new "vintage" ugly sweaters, and actual vintage stores have had to start searching for new stock to sell.
Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 12:59 pm
Writer and illustrator Cece Bell has been creating children's books for over a decade, but in her latest, she finally turns to her own story â€” about growing up hearing-impaired, after meningitis left her "severely to profoundly deaf" at the age of 4.
The book, a mix of memoir, graphic novel and children's book, is called El Deafo. It's a funny, unsentimental tale that follows Cece from age 4 through elementary school, as she transforms from mild-mannered little girl into full-fledged superhero â€” the "El Deafo" of the title.
Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 1:32 pm
Nine men sit turned away from the camera; their faces are never shown. Many are shirtless or naked. They answer questions like: When did you become a black man? Do you cry? How were you raised to deal with your emotions?