From the Magazine

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

What's the Story #58

From the Editor
There's an element of mystery to the weather; that's what keeps it interesting.

15 Most Read in 2015

Year-End List
The most popular essays & articles on our site this year.

The Price of Writing

Between the Lines
Why would anyone work for free? It's complicated.

A Real-World Education

Required Reading
Revisiting Studs Terkel's WORKING.

What's the Story #57

From the Editor
"Sometimes, the most unlikely and unexpected juxtapositions of frame and focus create the most effective stories."

Age, Formative

Found texts.
"When I was nine years old I began taking piano lessons. When I was nine years old I got my own library card. When I was nine years old I was diagnosed with lupus. When I was nine years old ..."

Translations of Time

An Interview with Jennifer Nagle Myers
"What we say and do matters. We have to think like activists. It is not enough to just make art. We are needed on all fronts and in many ways, and to stay silent in times like these is unacceptable for me."

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