Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

Michael Guerreri wanted to try human growth hormones (HGH) so that he could look like a pro wrestler. Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O’Brien thought the drug would improve his fastball. The three 18-year-olds from suburban Philadelphia explained why they bought bottles ...

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 ...