In his 1999 piece on a would-be impresario of the quirky sport of curling, the Canadian writer creates a David Brent-like character: at times an insufferable blusterer, at others an insecure guy who just wants your approval
As newsrooms shrink, a former obit writer mourns the loss of bustling staffs that took deadline dives into fascinating lives, and looks fondly at the New York Times piece marking the death of an old favorite, James Thurber
At Harvard's "The Future of News: Journalism in a Post-Truth Era" event, Chicago Tribune reporter Lolly Bowean says that going small can sometimes forge connections -- and overcome divisions -- that going large cannot
The New Yorker writer talks about his story on the awakening of a daughter of the reviled Westboro Baptist Church, calling it "a culmination of things I was writing about at Gawker — explaining things that seemed really horrible"
Why is it great? Even without context, this line is tremendous. Playfully riffing off Chekhov’s rule that if you introduce a gun in the first act, it absolutely must go off by the third, Solomon transforms a … Read more