Notable Narratives

Reflections on classic stories that endure through time, or on new narratives that expand the possibilities of story work.

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The Disposable Superstar

By Notable Narratives July 24, 2009

After playing for six teams in five years, NBA star Chauncey Billups had a reputation as a prodigy who didn’t pan out. “The Disposable Superstar,” our latest Notable Narrative, is the story of how a gifted player set out to reinvent himself. Read more

For Their Own Good

By Notable Narratives July 10, 2009

July’s first Notable Narrative tells a story of abuse at The Florida School for Boys. St. Petersburg Times reporters Ben Montgomery and Waveney Ann Moore use the account of one man—William Haynes, Jr.—as the core of their piece, while managing … Read more

The Monster Inside My Son

By Notable Narratives May 15, 2009

Our second notable narrative for this month chronicles dual transformations. An autistic young man who had found his footing collapses into rage and violence. And a mother who once wrote of her son’s autism as a gift allows him to … Read more

Ana’s Story

By Notable Narratives April 4, 2009

One side of 24 year-old Ana Rodarte’s face balloons and sags with disfiguring neurofibromatosis. Can surgery help? Los Angeles Times reporter Thomas Curwen takes on a classic medical drama and covers all the bases, following Ana, her family, and her doctors … Read more