Unlike most of us, Davy Rothbart enjoys being thrown off balance, even if it leaves him uncomfortable or embarrassed — or even humiliated. 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

Annotation Tuesday!

Annotation Tuesday! Rachel Aviv and “Your Son Is Deceased”

July 26, 2016

The New Yorker writer talks about a police department awash in machismo and parents who are told their home is in a "kill zone"

Why's This So Good?

Just in time for another convention, Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72”

July 25, 2016

Matt Pearce on the mad genius of the Rolling Stone dispatches, and the writer as a forefather of weird Twitter

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

Notable Narratives

Notable Narrative: Shane Bauer and “My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard”

July 21, 2016

The Mother Jones reporter on the risks, rewards and lessons learned after going undercover inside America’s private prison system

Novelist and memoirist Kate Christensen is a bit of a pioneer for me, leading a Lewis and Clark … 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

5 Questions

Digital longform, and the pitfalls of the “build it and they will come” approach to business models

July 14, 2016

Readers with delicate sensibilities, you might want to prepare yourself for the results of one Missouri student's thesis research

So I leave the country for a few weeks, and I miss the latest Twitter storm surrounding Gay Talese. The world may have moved on to Pokemon (and by the time you read this, it … Read more

Annotation Tuesday!

Annotation Tuesday! Thomas Curwen and a Big Sur hermit named Jack English

July 12, 2016

"My best stories attempt to answer an almost psychoanalytic need to address the larger, more philosophic questions about life"

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