Leaving the Nest: Photographing the Graduation Experience

Slate published a little piece of heart-tugging writing in from Rob Lowe this week. It’s about his son going off to college,and it’s gone viral. The writers over at Slate might take offense, but the piece made me think of Us magazine’s regular section called “Stars—They’re Just Like Us!” That’s where you’ll see gems like Orlando Bloom putting a bottle in a recycling bin, Jennifer Garner giving her child a piggyback ride, and Katherine Heigl pulling her own suitcase. As if we thought they lounged about ordering Oompa Loompas to do these ordinary things for them:

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