Narrative News

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

5 Questions

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

Notable Narratives

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

Narrative News

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

5 Questions

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

5 Questions

5(ish) Questions: Mandy Len Catron and “How to Fall in Love With Anyone”

August 22, 2017

The author of the viral Modern Love essay in The New York Times follows up with a book about romance -- and the danger of fetishizing love

Narrative News

Neo-Nazis, childhood abuse and even a solemn E.B. White — here’s to better weeks

August 18, 2017

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

5 Questions

5(ish) Questions: Andy Kopsa and the slow payoff of freelance longform work

August 17, 2017

The writer, who alternates between shorter stories and time-consuming investigative stories, talks about the financial hardships of her career -- and offers tips to others starting out in a tough business

Why is it great? Here in E.B. White’s Maine, August is bittersweet, bringing whispers of summer’s end even at the height of its ripeness. Apples, the fruit of fall, begin to color on gnarled trees. Read more

Notable Narratives

Pat Beall and “Sexually abused as a child: A Post reporter’s journey to finding hope”

August 15, 2017

The Palm Beach Post investigative journalist talks about why she decided to write about her long-ago trauma -- and her struggles with first person