For NPR’s Morning Edition. A project that provides new Americans with the opportunity to raise and sell goats to members of their community is growing, thanks in part to its ability to make use of an abundant – and often unwanted – class of animal: male kids from goat dairy farms. An earlier version of this story aired on Vermont Public Radio on March 23, 2014.
Small communities of women religious are breaking with tradition and making saving the earth their primary mission. This story appeared in The Atlantic, and then Grist, as part of a Climate Desk collaboration. Reported with support from a Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism.
This spring, I worked with NPR’s Digital Arts team as an intern, and was responsible for web builds — such as the ones linked below — on a daily basis. I wrote headlines, teasers and sub heds, transcribed interviews and selected highlights, adapted radio scripts into copy for the web, chose pull quotes and art, wrote captions, embedded videos and links and curated supplementary content. For John Baldessari, Conceptual Art Means Serious Mischief by Susan Stamberg, March 11, 2013 A Young […]
More and more writers are setting their novels and short stories in worlds, not unlike our own, where the Earth’s systems are noticeably off-kilter. The genre has come to be called climate fiction — “cli-fi,” for short. For NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday. To stream the story, click here.
Milagros Dormida, 2008, by Katrina d’Autremont. From Si Dios Quiere. Archival Inkjet Print. “Like discovering in a dream that your house has a room that you didn’t know existed, I had thumbed a new fold in my unconscious, a place where I kneaded my waking life into strange shapes, watched plausible circumstances flicker into impossible, terrifying scenarios.” For The Fuschia Tree, Issue 22, Coincidence: Fortune’s Strange Math. Click here to read the essay.
Poets are not the world’s most visible celebrities. But an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., puts faces to verse, and explores poets’ shifting — and sometimes conflicting — public images. With Camila Domonoske for NPR.org.
“Before he became a founder of realism and an unlikely literary sex icon (‘Do not suppose,’ an Italian count wrote to his wife, ‘that the ugliness of his face will protect you from his irresistible power’), the young Balzac was proofreading legal filings.” For NPR’s Monkey See blog. To read the post, click here.
For This American Life. I spend five mornings recording my boyfriend’s valiant efforts to get out of bed when his alarm goes off. The tape appears in Act Six of the episode “This Week.”