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