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.