In "Mining the States of City Minds," a recent blog, I introduced my approach to experiencing the texture of city life in Venice, California and writing up the resulting stories with a type of literary journalism.
The two students accused of plotting the shootings were arrested. The system in place to red-flag and avert such tragedies worked. Yet the anxieties and uncertainties linger. How can I -- and other parents -- confronting this or similar scares reassure our children as they return to the classroom?
Breast cancer claimed and lost an activist on March 16th, but God Himself knows she was so much more than that. A loving family surrounded by scores of close friends lost a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter and cherished friend.
Yis Goodwin creates totemic art, which is the only way to put it. Some call it whimsical, but I would not call a roaring lion head forcefully emerging from the open mouth of a cartoonish crowned animal head whimsical.
Though Toy Story 3's lead director Lee Unkrich acknowledges "the technology has gotten better" in the 15 years he's spent at Pixar, what's really "advanced is the artistry of the people at the studio."