Comic Book Style Illustrations

The illustrations of the Australian artist Janelle Barone seem straight out of a comic book and play with colors and shadows. Portraits and scenes of daily life that tell stories and push the spectators to question themselves about the identity of the characters Continue reading

Gifts for Gifted Children

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Children at a Puppet Theatre, Paris, 1963

Each summer I teach creative writing classes at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. It’s a wonderful job for many reasons: my colleagues are uniformly, eccentrically brilliant, I’ve taught at campuses all over the country, from Los Angeles to the U.S. Virgin Islands Continue reading