I Was A Teenage Trend-Hater: Despising Twilight Is Big For Fall

A piece » 11/18/08 3:00pm 11/18/08 3:00pm in yesterday's described the frenzy surrounding the appearance Robert Pattison, the star of , at a mall in Pennsylvania last Thursday. Squealed one tearful girl, "He was this close...Close enough to bite my neck." I guess this was fresh on my mind the other day when I met up with a young teen whom I've known…

An Eccentric Life: Tasha Tudor 1915-2008

When I was nine, I wrote a fan letter to Tasha Tudor. For those of you unfamiliar with the children's illustrator who died yesterday at the age of 92, she was as known for her aggressively anachronistic 19th century lifestyle on a New England farm as she was for her delicate watercolors of children and animals. As a… » 6/20/08 4:40pm 6/20/08 4:40pm