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Saturday, June 03, 2006

NPR: Are 'X-Men' Mutant Issues a Mirror on Society

NPR has a feature on X Men which may be of interest:

Day to Day, May 30, 2006 · For the first time, mutants have a choice -- they can retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. That's the ad line from the marketing material for the new film X-Men: The Last Stand. Mike Pesca looks at how "mutantism" in the movie represents real-life issues ranging from dwarfism to deafness to sexual orientation.

Are 'X-Men' Mutant Issues a Mirror on Society? Give it a listen. More soon.

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