Category: Culture

  • Blood is Thicker than Paint

    There’s something truly classic about commissioning your own portrait, especially in a modern world plagued by the selfie surge and harsh realities of unedited photographs. It’s a breath of fresh air to see the artistic renditions and creative licenses an… [ read more ]

    11/12/14
  • WWII Vet Remembers His Pin-Up

    She flew to India and China and Burma, too, but home for her was red, white and blue. The 24 year-old Italian-American–black-haired and sly-smiled, playing with pin-ups on B-24 bombers during WWII, that’s my pop. Now, 70 years later, his… [ read more ]

    11/11/14
  • Out of the Fire and Into the Kitchen

    The idea of a 31-year-old person writing a memoir would normally cause one to roll their eyes and dismiss the idea before reading a single page, but Jesse Schenker is no ordinary 31-year-old. His memoir, All or Nothing, tells the story… [ read more ]

    11/11/14
  • Tattooed Veteran Alex Minsky

    After a roadside bomb in Afghanistan took away his leg and brought an abrupt end to  his career in the Marines, retired Cpl. Alex Minsky found a new calling as a model. The veteran who has been awarded the Purple… [ read more ]

    11/11/14
  • The Artistic Realms of Dawn McTeigue

    Dawn McTeigue sits sketching at her booth in Artist Alley at the 2014 New York Comic Con clad in black and red and smiling every time someone inquires about her work.  Around her hangs beautiful, gorgeously detailed prints of her… [ read more ]

    11/03/14
  • Traditional Day of the Dead Celebrations

    While Americans are busy dressing up as superheroes and planning the best routes to obtain candy when trick-or-treating Mexicans are celebrating the Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos). The holiday is especially important in Mexican culture and serves as… [ read more ]

    10/30/14
  • Costume Ideas for Kids

    Every kid knows that the best way to assure a hefty Halloween haul of free candy is by having an impressive costume. If your child is having a little bit of trouble thinking of a great costume this Halloween check… [ read more ]

    10/28/14