This week, we’re sharing stories from Lauren Smiley, Reid Forgrave, Susan Casey, Michael Rosenberg, and Lucy Jones.
Lauren Smiley | Wired | October 8, 2020 | 36 minutes (9,000 words)
A false report on Twitter about violent leftist activists traveling by bus exploded into a call to arms. Then a bus, carrying a family and two dogs, rolled into a remote Northwestern town best known as the setting for the Twilight series. Chaos ensued.
Reid Forgrave | Star Tribune | October 2, 2020 | 43 minutes (10,816 words)
Six lives changed forever, as COVID-19 swept across Minnesota.
Susan Casey | Outside | October 12, 2020 | 19 minutes (4,900 words)
“In a world addicted to comfort, it isn’t easy to convince a vast audience that what they really need is to take teeth-chattering swims and ice baths—but Hof has managed to do this.”
Michael Rosenberg | Sports Illustrated | October 7, 2020 | 24 minutes (6,000 words)
In 1989, USC had a depth chart of a dozen linebackers. Five have died, each before age 50. Football was inextricably tied to their mortality. These are their stories.
Lucy Jones | Emergence Magazine | July 27, 2020 | 8 minutes (2,120 words)
“As Lucy Jones and her daughter encounter wildflowers in a housing development, Lucy considers the healing benefits of an attentive relationship with the living world and the complex barriers to that relationship within urban areas.”