Stephanie Zacharek’s got a nice review of American Normal in Salon today, and she says something really smart and sad at the end: We’ve lost not only our cultural tolerance for people who are strange and/or solitary, we’ve lost our respect for smart writers turned loose on unfamilar topics such as Asperger’s syndrome (a neurological diagnosis oft applied to the strange and/or solitary, not to mention everybody interesting int he tech industry). To misquote Tony Soprano (but only in words, not in sense), specialization and standardization have brought us to this.


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