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In Love, How Much Does Language Really Matter?
Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 25, 2013 | Comments
Ask anyone what the necessary ingredient is for a top-notch romantic relationship, and “communication” is always high on the list. But there’s a catch is: the same answer can vary by language: Es la la comunicación! (Spanish), lian luo (Mandarin), Kommunikation (German). Ask a deaf person, and you may get a signed response of two C-shaped hands moving back and forth.Read More
Our Big Fat Deaf-Deaf Wedding: Breaking Up, Handling Exes, In-Laws, and Raising Children
Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 18, 2013 | Comments
Fellow Deafies, why do we love to date (or marry) thee? Let us count the ways: It’s the mutual “I’m lost” expression we exchange when the mustached waiter rambles too fast. It’s the passing-notes-in-class giddiness of using sign language in our private corner of the hearing world. It’s not dealing with awkward silences, because silence is our domain anyway. It’s not having to fall asleep with a squeak-squeak-squealing hearing aid when we can’t bear to skip lovers’ pillow talk.Read More
Valentine’s Day Special – Expert Tips On Navigating Deaf-Hearing Dating Minefields
Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 12, 2013 | Comments
As ads for Princess Cut diamond rings, steak dinners, and Godiva truffles bombard our consciousness, we are reminded of our love lives - or lack thereof. Chances are you have fallen head over heels when a pheromone-tipped Cupid arrow struck. Chances are also that you’ve fought with a sweetie about the usual suspects (money, in-laws, sex, children, and even the toilet seat left up).Read More
Coming Up Feb. 3: Super Bowl XLVII – Who Will Be Signing The National Anthem?
Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 28, 2013 | Comments
Confession: Here in deafREVIEW’s flagship city of Seattle, we’re still mourning the Seahawks’ by-the-skin-of-our-teeth 28-30 tearjerker loss to the Atlanta Falcons en route to Super Bowl’s Mercedes Benz Superdome in NOLA. Wads of Kleenex later, we’re ready to move on. That’s because it’s only T minus 7 days to SuperBowl XLVII, and there ain’t a moment left to waste on anything but trash talk, betting pools, Manti Te’o memes, and geeking out over point spread bets.Read More
Deaf-Friendly Showcase: Ark Lodge Cinemas’ Open-Captioning Breakthrough
Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 23, 2013 | Comments
Once upon a time not too long ago, a deaf film buff’s quest to find open captioning options at the movie theaters felt strikingly like an arduous quest across Middle-earth to reclaim a mountain from an evil, fiery dragon. If the script seems familiar, that’s because you’ve just seen the “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” via open captioning at a new local deaf-friendly business in Seattle: Ark Lodge Cinemas on Rainier Avenue.Read More
Got Deaf-Friendly Resolutions? Let Us Count the Ways.
Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 8, 2013 | Comments
Whether you're a Type-A personality or a serial couch potato, there's little doubt about what's been on your mind: New Year's resolutions. To make, or to not make? To resolve big, or to resolve little? You see, resolutions are like religion. Even if you don't overtly subscribe to it, the chiming of the midnight clock rattles through our champagne-induced joy, making all of us realize that it's time to (once again) try to be a better person.Read More
2012 in REVIEW: The Deaf Highs and Lows
Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 31, 2012 | Comments
What a year it’s been. As Mayan Apocalypse survivors, it’s only proper that we break out the bubblies and reflect on the last 365 days: Facebook went public for $24 a share, "Gangnam Style" reached +808M views, and the Mega Millions surpassed $640M. We debated about the seven Tour de France titles Lance Armstrong lost, watched from afar as Greece wrangled debt-restructuring deals, mourned Malala’s brave plight, as Syrian conflicts raged.Read More
A Signing Santa and the Miracle on 6th & Pine
Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 25, 2012 | Comments
Yes, Virginia, Santa Claus and his elves know sign language. If you’ve been good, you can SIGN your wish list as you sit on the Jolly One’s lap at Nordstrom Santa’s Lane in Seattle, WA.Read More
Speechreading, Part I: “Read My (Unreadable) Lips”
Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 18, 2012 | Comments
Ah, lips: There’s no doubt that this facial feature is important to humans. Our society experiments with thousands of lipstick hues, ponies up cash to emulate Angelina Jolie’s bee-stung pout, and magazines dispense tips on being a top-notch kisser. But for deaf and hard of hearing (hh) folks, the most critical aspect of lips are the communication clues they generate.Read More
Deaf Consumer Support System: Do You Have One?
Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 11, 2012 | Comments
Do you have a stride in your step, or are you dragging your feet due to the weight of an inaccessible universe on your shoulders? Sometimes, the difference between the two has less to do with the world you’re born into, than the support system you create for yourself.Read More