Month: September 2016

Artifact Project

The artifact I chose is an issue of the comic book series, Spider-Man, released in 1986 called “The Day Gwen Stacy Died“. This is one of the hundreds of comics my mother kept, from her time working at Marvel Comics,…

Interview

For my Interview I asked my mother about her experience when Nelson Mandela came to New York on June 21st, 1990. At the time my mother was living in New York City and working for Scholastic. Nelson Mandela had just…

The American Frontier

The frontier, both as an ideal and in the physical sense, shows up in both Train Dreams and River of Shadows. In Train Dreams the frontier appears through the protagonist’s job of building railroads through the, at that time, somewhat wild and uncivilized area…