UCLA linguist Pam Munro leads a monthly class in San Pedro where students are trying to revive the lost language of Los Angeles' Gabrielinos-Tongva tribe

5 Questions

An investigative journalist tries his hand at a true crime series for middle schoolers

July 2, 2019

Bryan Denson recast decades as a newspaper reporter into a top-selling spy biography, and now a series on the FBI for young readers

One Great Sentence

“As I wrote, I was also being written.”

June 28, 2019

Siri Hustvedt, in her novel "Memories of the Future"

5 Questions

An amputee runs a grueling ultra-marathon in the desert; a reporting team chases along

June 25, 2019

Veteran sports reporter Jere Longman of The New York Times travels the globe to to write about the people and passion behind the games

5 Questions

A literary take on a hole in the ground

June 19, 2019

A conversation with David Margolick, who takes a deep dive into a NIMBY story playing out in his Upper West Side neighborhood

One Great Sentence

“There are more what-ifs than there are stars in the sky.”

June 14, 2019

New Yorker writer Jill Lepore, in a profile of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Narrative News

A writer who cared enough to strap in; an editor who cared enough to show up

June 13, 2019

Tommy Tomlinson pays tribute to Charlotte Observer editor Frank Barrows

Annotation Tuesday!

A “book report” on The Mueller Report

June 11, 2019

A high school English teacher grades Washington Post Alexandra Petri's column on one of the most important documents of our times

Digital Storytelling

Rethinking how we see and understand news — and who frames it

June 7, 2019

As the digital revolution challenges the trustworthiness of visual images, it also inspires diverse and creative ways to portray a truer, more complex story

Notable Narratives

Not just a guilty pleasure: “Game of Thrones” holds essential writing lessons

June 5, 2019

Esteemed writing teacher Roy Peter Clark shares the 12 things he learned (or re-learned) about storytelling from the epic HBO series

Annotation Tuesday!

A sex worker plunges to her death and a reporter demands to know: Who was she?

June 4, 2019

Dan Barry led a team at The New York Times to uncover a name, a life history, and the sinister world of power and exploitation on 40th Road

Narrative News

Getting in the writing zone

May 31, 2019

Can writers achieve flow to ease the struggles of the work and soar?