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.
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?"
If you're wracked with joint pain, you don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
There's an element of mystery to the weather; that's what keeps it interesting.
The most popular essays & articles on our site this year.
Why would anyone work for free? It's complicated.
Revisiting Studs Terkel's WORKING.
"Sometimes, the most unlikely and unexpected juxtapositions of frame and focus create the most effective stories."
"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 ..."
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."