Tag Archives: art

October 10

Philadelphia’s Murals: The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Changes the Face of Philly

From my column at the Washington Times Communities: One of the things I loved the most about living near Philadelphia for a few years—along with Pat’s cheese steaks and the Italian Market— were the city’s ubiquitous murals.  read more: ArbiterNews.com Related articles Mural Painting at Made in America (centeredonart.wordpress.com) Smart Element Added To Mural Arts […]

October 08

Writing Advice from Abelardo Castillo

  Abelardo Castillo (Buenos Aires, 1935) is an Argentinian writer, novelist, essayist, and playwright.  He is also well known for his short stories including “Ernesto’s Mother“.  An amateur boxer in his youth, Castillo worked as director of several literary magazines including El Escarabajo de Oro and El Ornitorrinco.  Following are a few tips from his book Ser Escritor (Being […]

The Tutu Project: A man dons pink tulle for breast cancer

From my column in The Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON, DC, May 16, 2012 – Is there anything sexier that a guy in pink tulle? No, there isn’t.  Especially if the guy is wearing it for the woman he loves and a great cause. While the sight of a big burly guy in a pink tutu may […]