Narrative News

Altered states of storytelling at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

May 1, 2018

Possbilities are vast, but in the current media climate, it is hard to feel complacent about the technological manipulation of reality when its potential disruption is so easy to imagine

Story Craft

Steve Almond and “Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country”

May 3, 2018

In a collection of essays, the writer argues that stories matter, and bad stories lead to bad outcomes

5 Questions

5(ish) Questions for Douglas Haynes and “Every Day We Live Is the Future”

April 24, 2018

The author spent nearly 10 years on his project to show climate change in the extreme micro, telling the stories of two Nicaraguan women

Why is it great? Fresh from celebrating Earth Day, we’re focusing on the environment and climate change this week at Storyboard. What better than a quote from Carson, who opened many people’s eyes to the … Read more

Story Craft

Five immersive photographers share their experiences on gaining trust

April 19, 2018

How do they gain access to private, and often painful, lives? “Consider what you’re asking of people. Sometimes it just takes time and patience.”

Why is it great? You know how it seems like spring will never arrive, you wait and you wait, and it’s dreary and cold, and then suddenly, in one day, it seems to arrive? In … Read more

Annotation Tuesday!

The Pitch: The story ideas Mother Jones’ managing editor wants to see

April 17, 2018

The magazine is known for its hard-hitting investigations, but Ian Gordon says, “We write so much about bad actors that we're always looking for people to bring some levity to leaven the mix"

Narrative News

“London is a very dangerous subject for a writer, because it will always betray you”

April 13, 2018

A weekly roundup of some favorite things, for your reading and listening pleasure

Why's This So Good?

It came from the sewers of London: the utterly disgusting (yet fascinating) fatberg

April 12, 2018

In The New York Times Magazine's quirky "Letter of Recommendation" column, Nicola Twilley examines the charms of a monstrous subterranean clot formed by the detritus of a genteel city

Why is it great? Well, first of all, it comes from the great Sarah Lyall, who was the longtime London correspondent for The New York Times. She has such a wonderful voice: charming, funny, intimate. Read more

Digital Storytelling

Sharing a cup of tea with London blogger “The Gentle Author”

April 10, 2018

The writer behind the popular Spitalfields Life blog talks about intimacy, forming a community and a deep love for the East End

Narrative News

Point of view: a powerful narrative tool

April 6, 2018

A weekly roundup of some favorite things, for your reading and listening pleasure