Posted inNonfiction

Best of 2022: Profiles

A great profile accomplishes the nearly impossible by making you feel like you truly know someone you’ve never met. It’s a feat of empathy and insight, the kind of alchemy that turns reporting into rapport. The five examples here span all manner of tone and subject, from victims of gun violence to digital charlatans, but […]

Posted inEditor's Pick

Gun Person

There are many different versions of the so-called teacher’s oath. Many of them mention education, support, compassion. None of them mention active-shooter training. Yet, to be a teacher in the United States these days is to confront that very nightmare — as Andrew Scott does in this understated gem. This will be what I take […]