The Best American Magazine Writing 2018 (eBook)
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In a time of reckoning with wrongdoing in high places, this years National Magazine Awards finalists and winners focus on abuse of power in all its 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 operation that triggered a cartel massacre in Mexico (National Geographic/ProPublica) and Azmat Khan and Anand GopalsNew York Times Magazine investigation of civilian casualties of drone strikes in Iraq amplify the voices of those harmed by U.S. actions abroad. Alex Tizons My Familys Slave (Atlantic) is a powerful attempt to come to terms with the destruction in plain sight in his own upbringing.
Responding to the overt racism of the Trump era, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah analyzes Dylann Roof, the South Carolina shooter, and white supremacist terrorism in a Pulitzer-winning profile (GQ), and Ta-Nehisi Coatess My President Was Black (Atlantic) looks back at the meaning of Obama. Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth WickershamsESPNreporting exposes the seamy sides of the NFL. In addition, David Wallace-Wells offers a portrait of our climate change-ravaged future (New York); Nina Martin investigates 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 short story Cat Person (New Yorker).