Just in time for the weekend, here’s a little list of some of the things I’ve been listening to and reading this week, some of it online — Storyboard included, natch — and some of it on vinyl actual ink and paper.

Two of my biggest loves are narrative journalism and music, and I’m lucky that my days are filled with both. When reading stories, I get inspired by songs I think fit the article’s theme — a soundtrack. Here are a couple of this week’s Storyboard articles, and their soundtracks:

Annotation Tuesday! The Shadowy World of “Involuntary Celibates.”  When Elliot Rodger went on a rampage in Isla Vista, I remember reading some of his rants and being chilled to the core — as a woman, yes, but also as a human being. He identified as an “involuntary celibate,” or incel, a community filled with men — and they are almost all men — who don’t have sex, but not by choice. In this annotation, April Reese talks to writer Peter C. Baker about his profile of an incel named Michael, and Baker’s fascination with the margins of society. He says, “It’s not necessarily that the characters are on … Read More

“The best way to tell stories in this world, where so much information is coming at us, actually is video. It conveys so much more information in a much quicker period. So actually the trend … Read more

New York Magazine's "One Block" multimedia story. From the moment you load the page of New York Magazine’s … Read more

Just in time for the weekend, here’s a little list of some of the things I’ve been listening to and reading this week, some of it online — Storyboard included, natch — and some of … Read more

This is the eighth of ten stories Storyboard will post from a new collection honoring Michael Brick [see our 5 Questions on the project], each featuring an introduction by a writer who … Read more

When I was the Column One editor at the L.A. Times, I used to do a weekly note to readers that really made me feel connected to them. I met the coolest people through it, … Read more

This is the seventh of ten stories Storyboard will post from a new collection honoring Michael Brick [see our 5 Questions on the project], each featuring an introduction by a writer who loved … Read more

So I just spent more than an hour trying to track down the best magazine articles about the great Muhammad Ali, only to find that the nice people over at Esquire magazine had already … Read more

This is the sixth of ten stories Storyboard will post from a new collection honoring Michael Brick [see our 5 Questions on the project]. This is also part three of a triptych Brick wrote on … Read more

This is the fifth of ten stories Storyboard will post from a new collection honoring Michael Brick [see our 5 Questions on the project], each featuring an introduction by a writer who loved his work. Read more

This is the fourth of ten stories Storyboard will post from a new collection honoring Michael Brick [see our 5 Questions on the project], each featuring an introduction by a writer who loved his work. Read more

Kari Howard I’m Kari Howard, the new editor of Storyboard, and I’m writing to you from a Maine farmhouse, where possibly the biggest lilac bush in Waldo County … Read more