David Levithan on LGBTQ books for teens

Jun 23, 2014

David Levithan on LGBTQ books for teens

by Leanne Italie

Writer David Levithan last year marked the 10th anniversary of his "Boy Meets Boy," a romantic teen comedy where the homecoming queen was once a guy and the gay-straight alliance was aimed at helping the straight kids learn how to dance. Since then, there's ...

Gallery proves a hit with young critic

| Jun 6, 2014

Gallery proves a hit with young critic

by Danielle Demetriou

The art critic wanders purposefully around the gallery, passing instant, scathing judgment on the surrounding artworks. Full marks are allocated to a portrait photography collection, a hand-drawn anime on a screen and the coloring-in tables. But one definite no-no? A video installation in a ...

Photo series charts the family unit in changing Japan

May 30, 2014

Photo series charts the family unit in changing Japan

by Mark Schilling

Family photos in Japan, especially ones taken for formal occasions such as shichi-go-san (seven-five-three) ceremonies, are often as stiffly posed as 19th-century tintypes, with Mom, Dad and Junior never cracking a smile. When American photographer Bruce Osborn began taking photos of parents and children ...

Pro photographers let dogs have their day

May 26, 2014

Pro photographers let dogs have their day

by Sue Manning

It takes more than a squeaky toy and a camera to capture memorable pet portraits. Professional pet photographers in the increasingly competitive business quiz owners about their dogs’ personalities, find the ideal setting and use favorite toys to bring out the best in the ...