notes on TV, movies, plays, books, music…

‘Not Letting It Define Us’ — Walking The Runway With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Why The Movie About Henrietta Lacks Matters Today

On The New Year, Broken Hearts Give Impetus For Exercise

Taboo, The Black Eyed Peas Musician, Has A Message For Cancer Patients

Could New Lung Cancer Meds Keep Walter White From Breaking Bad?

‘The Knick’ Shines A Light On Early Medical Innovation

If ‘Chasing Life’ Survives On ABC Family, It Should Get Serious About Cancer

In Concert, U2’s Bono Sings About Progress Against HIV, With Words Of Hope From Paul Simon

Thinking Ahead: From ‘The Emperor Of All Maladies’ To Precision Medicine In Cancer

NED, A Vibrant Band Of Doctors Rocking For Women With Cancer

‘Chasing Life,’ My Favorite Soap Opera About A Young Journalist With Leukemia

‘Lily,’ A Film About A Young Artist With Breast Cancer, And What’s Next In Her Life

‘The Knick’ Depicts Medical Care In 1900: Doctors, Blood And Incredible Drama

‘Decoding Annie Parker’ Focuses On Women, Breast Cancer And Changing Science

What ‘Chasing Life,’ On ABC Family, Gets Right (and Wrong) About Cancer

‘The Fault In Our Stars,’ a Movie About Young Cancer Patients, Does Well

Old and New Music, on Dying to Give Birth

A Little Bit of Good? on Dying, Communication, and Breaking Bad

Island Practice, About A Rare Physician on Nantucket

Missing Tony Soprano

Finding Kindness and Introspection in ‘Half Empty,’ a Book of Essays by David Rakoff

Notes on the Social History of American Medicine, Self Reliance and Health Care, Today

On Sheryl Crow’s Report that She Has a Meningioma, and Singing Loud

What We're Talking About When We're Talking About Cancer

What We’re Talking About When We’re Talking About Cancer

A Play About the Life and Work of Dr. Rosalind Franklin

The X-Rays of Others

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A Clinical Eye on Abramović

You’re Sick and I’m Not, Too Bad

Henrietta’s Cells Speak