This Poet Was Personally Chosen by US Congress

By Richard K. Noots Did you know that our US Congress chooses what is essentially a national poet? That man is now known as the U.S. Poet Laureate, and he comes from a hard life. Originally an immigrant worker with his father, he discovered he had a knack for making his words have visuals. Ever since, he’s been spreading…

The Stark Reality of Being a Superhero

By Richard K. Noots What’s the real reason why superheroes touch our hearts and wallets? Is it because we want their freedom that comes with power? Or is it the things that make their character who they are? Some might say either, but the truth is, we like characters who we can relate to. It’s…

You Might Remember This Photo, but What About the Man Who Took it?

By Richard K. Noots Steve McCurry has been taking photos for over thirty years, with the aforementioned one even being on a cover of Time Magazine. Still, he claims that many of his photos are just as good as his fame-catapulting one, and with his exhibit opening up soon in Villa Reale di Monza in…