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Most children are ignored. But a few are so used to adults listening to them that they’ll strike up conversations with elders wherever they find them. This 10-year-old boy found me in the waiting room at a voice over audition. We were there for different projects, but I was sitting across from him and his nanny, so that was reason… Read more →

Antoine, 17

I met Antoine on the downtown-6 train. He opened up the conversation by asking me about the book I was reading. He was interested in the lettering on the spine—he said it looked medieval French or something like that. I was reading a hardcover copy of Penn Jillette’s God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist. I asked Antoine… Read more →