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Afterlife

Writer at Work
New York Times obituary writer Margalit Fox has the last word

The Pit and the Page

"I can’t think about my mother, who is dying slowly and furiously. My grief is an unpacked box of sharp pieces stacked in a dark storeroom; I lug around a catalog of unfinished business."

What's the Story #59

From the Editor
These days, we’re free—for better or for worse, as the traditional ceremony puts it—to pick and choose rather than relying on tradition to tell us.

The Math of Marriage

Winner: Best Essay Prize, "Marriage"
One simple equation compels the author to take a fifth trip down the aisle

We Can Only Navigate With What We Know

A conversation with Elane Johnson
"The tidbit 'married five times' naturally inspires some negative perceptions ..." An interview with the winner of the $1,000 marriage essay contest!

A Story We Tell Ourselves and Others

Required Reading
Finding inspiration in marriage memoirs

How Place Makes Us Human

A conversation with Amaris Ketcham
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's 'The Weather' contest talks about her prize-winning essay, "Recorded Lightning."

How can something so beautiful be so deadly at the same time?

An interview with Al Roker
America's weatherman on his accidental television career; why we’re so addicted to watching news coverage of weather events; and the satisfactions of writing books.

Finding Truth in Technology

Five memoirists share their favorite tools for recreating scenes and setting
"What will 'true' mean when we have so many technological tools to aid us in recreating settings and scenes?"

In the Grip of the Sky

Essay
If you're wracked with joint pain, you don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows

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