The fourth season of HBO’s popular Boardwalk Empire series opens with a new club on the boardwalk, owned by Albert “Chalky” White. The Onyx Club introduces Atlantic City to jazz and flappers — much like you would find in Harlem’s Cotton Club.
Whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I usually answered them with “artist.” I went through reams of paper, and hundreds of crayons and markers. Given the choice of playing outdoors or spending an afternoon inside at my desk, the outcome was always the same.
Creativity always won.
That wide-eyed little girl is still crazy about creating — but these days, I’m armed with Photoshop, loads of caffeine, and a bit of sass.