Why is it great? This line, from the poet Elizabeth Alexander’s beautiful memoir about the death of her husband, knocked me out on a couple levels. First, I had no idea that Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were best friends, and there’s something wonderful about the mere fact of this. And second, it’s incredibly moving that Ford actually captured his friend’s last breath and put it in a test tube. It’s this beautiful combination of science and love. And finally, I love the rhythm of those last words, “kept it evermore.” Like a fairy tale about enduring friendship.

 

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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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

Josh Roiland Nobody’s really happy with the term “literary journalism.” But we need to learn to love it, says Josh Roiland, assistant professor of … Read more

In a lively evening of storytelling at historic Faneuil Hall on Oct. 6, the Nieman Foundation hosted “Made in Boston: Stories of Invention and Innovation,” one of the inaugural HUBweek events in Boston centered around… Read more

Since it debuted in 1933, Esquire has helped launch and promote the careers of dozens of renowned writers, from Raymond Carver and Richard Ford to Cynthia Ozick and Elizabeth Gilbert. Under the leadership of Harold … Read more