Fictitious Nonfiction

There is a scene in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a book by celebrated writer John Berendt, where two lovers are having sex in a cemetery. Berendt describes the interlude in detail, even quoting the conversation of passersby whose sudden appearance startled the intertwined pair. The quotes are rather long, which got… Continue reading

Stories I love

I still remember the article that made me want to become a reporter. It ran in the Los Angeles Times in November 2002, and it talked about eight men who had been murdered in the blank, lonely desert of Southern Arizona. The plain, black letters inked across silver newsprint told an unforgettable story. The first… Continue reading

War Stories

With the U.S. War in Iraq “officially” over, I wanted to take a moment to share a few thoughts. I was 18 when this war began. Now, I’m 27. This war has been going on, in essence, for the entirety of my adult life. It has colored the way I see the world and America’s… Continue reading