This archive of Dan Barry’s narrative writing, a map of it, and the multimedia that complements it — this all was behind the paywall for far too long. It’s free now – have a look, if you like writing. And stories. And audio slideshows.
“For all the bouquets and farewell notes they’d left on the tree where Satterstrom’s 2003 Nissan 350Z finally came to a rest, all the friends got back was the low hum of suburbia baking in the noonday sun.”
“We’re granola-eating snobs, too. We put our kid in cloth diapers rather than disposables. We prefer wearing slings to pushing strollers. We believe in “attachment parenting” and take Henry, barnacle-like, everywhere. Don’t you hate us already?” – via Gan
Links to a bunch of stories on a county fair by one St. Petersburg Times reporter.
Great notes on getting sensitive people to share a sensitive story. via Gangrey
Layoff/buyout narrative from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: “But the brilliant food writer/humorist was the only departing journalist wearing a tiara as he cleaned out his desk and the spaces around it.”
Great narrative from the NYT magazine about a Cuban immigrant who escaped from prison in South Miami. One question: What treatment did the Miami Herald give this story at the time? via Gangrey.
What if we blow up the newspaper and make up new beats, to follow stories about “Desperation,” “Firsts and Lasts,” “Rock Bands Who Have Not Yet Figured Out That They’re Not Going to be Famous,” etc.
Great first person narrative blog post by a transportation reporter about being late for the train.
Page designers, pay attention. Those random old pre-Quark tools have a purpose.