Beyond Ellis Island: Immigration after 1954

I’m embarking on a project that has been on my mind since 2008 when I first visited Ellis Island and had my first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty. I wondered, what was the process for immigrants after Ellis Island closed in 1954? For immigrants like my grandfather? In 2008 when I first thought about…

Classic Christmas Flix

Before Hallmark, Netflix and Lifetime filled our heads with fairytale romances with awful scripts and the same plot, Christmas movies featured a variety of themes, genres and plots. Some funny, cute, dramatic, and all heartwarming enough to cool even Scrooge’s cold heart, they provided a variety to choose from that you would be hard pressed…

Atlanta’s Art for All: Outdoor Art

Art is an opportunity to open the eyes of its audience to perspectives and ideas they can’t envision without the creative experience. Atlanta may be a city that is known for tearing down and rebuilding, but it is also becoming known for its outdoor art. Whether you’re in a park or just outside of a…