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by Alexandra Lescaze
The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship, and love.
by Brad Lichtenstein and Lisa Gildehaus
Shot on location in a nursing home, Almost Home tells the real stories of aging: couples both bonded and divided by disability, children torn between caring for their parents and their children, nursing assistants doing unsavory work for poverty wages, healthy elders fearful of moving to the dreaded nursing home, and a visionary nursing home director committed to changes that would shuck the nursing home stigma and alleviate such dread.
by Harry Wiland and Dale Bell
This two-part series explores the increasing role caregiving for aging loved ones in the lives of all Americans, regardless of income, ethnic background, or geographic location.
by Vaishali Sinha
A longtime sex advice columnist gains popularity against the backdrop of a ban on comprehensive sex education in schools recently adopted by approximately 1/3 of India’s states.
by Tanaz Eshaghian and Peter Wintonick
An intimate and unflinching look at life in Iran through the eyes of young men choosing to undergo sex change surgery, Be Like Others explores the implications and sacrifices of those living on the fringes of an Islamic society.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Don King and Julianne Yamamoto King
Through one family's struggle to save their child, Beautiful Son explores the complex and sometimes controversial world of autism.
by Steve Hoover
An intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, who traveled to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a group of children with HIV living at an AIDS hostel, a place of unspeakable hardship, he decided to stay and devote his life to them.
by Alice Elliott
Two determined women become advocates for all people with disabilities, and begin a grand experiment in living independent lives.
by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider
A critical look at the birthing industry in America, and an exploration of shifting beliefs about women, technology and the perceived ability to control natural events.
by Judith A. Helfand
Cooked looks at the repercussions from the 1995 Chicago heat wave — the most traumatic in U.S. history — and its relationship with Chicago's entrenched poverty, economic and social isolation, and racism.