Marie Myung-Ok Lee

'The Revenant' and 'Spotlight': Two Tales for Our Time and Beyond

Ed. note: This article contains spoilers for both films.

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The Day I Was Nearly Arrested for Having an Autistic Son

When my son, who has autism, was 4, he had such a titanic tantrum on the street in Providence, Rhode Island, where we lived, that I couldn’t control him. He started screaming, running into the street, hitting and biting me — and himself — in a panicked frenzy, and all I could do was sit on the curb and try to keep him reasonably safe. His high-pitched shrieks soon attracted a crowd, people openly staring with disapproval and commenting about how I couldn’t control my own child.

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