The Best American Magazine Writing 2018 (eBook)
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In a time of reckoning, this years National Magazine Awards finalists and winners focus on abuse of power in many forms. Ronan Farrows Pulitzer Prizewinning revelation of Harvey Weinsteins depredations (New Yorker), along with Rebecca Traisters charged commentary forNew York and Laurie Pennys incisiveLongreads columns, speak to the urgency of the #MeToo moment. Ginger Thompsons reporting on the botched U.S. operation that triggered a cartel massacre in Mexico (National Geographic/ProPublica) and Azmat Khan and Anand GopalsNew York Times Magazine investigation of the civilian casualties of drone strikes in Iraq amplify the voices of those harmed by U.S. actions abroad. And Alex Tizons My Familys Slave (Atlantic) is a powerful attempt to come to terms with the cruelty that was in plain sight in his own upbringing.
Responding to the overt racism of the Trump era, Ta-Nehisi Coatess My President Was Black (Atlantic) looks back at the meaning of Obama. Howard Bryant (ESPN the Magazine) and Bim Adewunmi (Buzzfeed) offer incisive columns on the intersections of pop culture, sports, race, and politics. In addition, David Wallace-Wells reveals the coming disaster of our climate-change-ravaged future (New York); Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth WickershamsESPN the Magazine reporting exposes the seamy sides of the NFL; Nina Martin and Renee Montagne investigate Americas shameful record on maternal mortality(NPR/ProPublica); Ian Frazier asks What Ever Happened to the Russian Revolution? (Smithsonian); and Alex Mar considers Love in the Time of Robots (Wired withEpic Magazine). The collection concludes with Kristen Roupenians viral hit short story Cat Person (New Yorker).