Leo Brown

Leo Brown is a freelance writer and master's student at the Harvard School of Public Health. He writes about food, health, and nutrition at newfoodculture.com and lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

Speaking With Maria Schlomman

Maria Schlomann first started painting on shoes when she was a teenager. At the thought, she is 2% sheepish, the rest matter-of-fact. “I used to paint on jeans, too. I had fun with that.” Her shoe art is sensitive and detailed, but wearable material is not Maria’s primary medium. She tends to draw in black […]


Speaking with Ruby Pearl

Ruby Pearl entered her first art competition at the age of four. “Come to find out, I won first prize. The thing is, they didn’t know I was a little girl.” It was not, Ruby hastens to say, a children’s art competition. The winning piece was not a stick figure. It was a painting – […]