Notable Narratives

Notable Narrative: The Marshall Project’s Maurice Chammah and “The Accusation”

September 12, 2017

The reporter talks about his piece, published jointly with Esquire, on a recanted allegation of child sex abuse that had sent a father to prison

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Sometimes journalism and literature are controversial; sometimes that’s a good thing

September 8, 2017

A weekly roundup of some favorite things, for your reading and listening pleasure

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An alt-weekly editor steps up to the plate to back a freelancer’s controversial story

September 7, 2017

When reporter Britni de la Cretaz came under fire for her piece on racism and the Red Sox, DigBoston editor-in-chief Chris Faraone had her back

Why is it great? For “Controversy Week” on Storyboard, I chose a sentence from one of the most controversial books of the 20th century. “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” was shocking on so many levels when it … Read more

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The late Alex Tizon and “My Family’s Slave”: his first memory, and his last byline

September 5, 2017

The Atlantic story, published just weeks after his death, drew a firestorm of criticism; a Pulitzer winner and friend examines the craft, and the loss

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It’s Southern Week on Storyboard: Read on for some great regional storytelling

September 1, 2017

A weekly roundup of some favorite things, for your reading and listening pleasure

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Monica Hesse and “American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land”

August 31, 2017

The Washington Post reporter talks about what it's like to juggle multiple projects (and genres), and the virtue of capturing the way people talk

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Notable Narrative: Joe Kovac Jr. and a tale of murder, a manhunt and a midnight run

August 29, 2017

The reporter for Georgia's Macon Telegraph shows that even on regional newspapers with tiny staffs, writers can dream large with gripping narratives

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Love and laughter and Dorothy Parker: sounds like the name of a cool movie, no?

August 25, 2017

A weekly roundup of some favorite things, for your reading and listening pleasure

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5(ish) Questions: Podcast producer Lily Percy and humor as a survival tool

August 24, 2017

"Laughter helps us heal," she says of a 15-episode C.O.O.L. series featuring the famous (Terry McMillan) and the not-so-famous (a drag-queen-turned-rabbi)

Why is it great? Yesterday was Dorothy Parker’s birthday. (She would have been 124, reminding me of her classic line, “Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.”) The line above is … Read more