Favourite features

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Here are some feature articles singled out for mention within the pages of The Bigger Picture.

Susan Bourette, Butchered, Report On Business Magazine, November 2003

C.J. Chivers, The School, Esquire, Mar 14, 2007 (Winner of the 2007 Michael Kelly Award)

Jon Franklin, Mrs Kelly’s Monster, Baltimore Sun, Jan 1, 1978 (Winner of the first Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 1979)

Malcolm Gladwell, Listening to Khakis, New Yorker, July 28, 1997

Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris, Exposure: The woman behind the camera at Abu Ghraib, New Yorker, Mar 24, 2008

David Hayes: Several stories by Hayes are mentioned in The Bigger Picture, including Peter and the Wolf (Toronto Life, March 1988)  and The Chosen One (Saturday Night, May 1999)

Marni Jackson, Veils for Western Women, Walrus, February 2007.

Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air, Outside Magazine, September 1996.

Michael Lewis, Jonathan Lebed’s Extracurricular Activities, New York Times Magazine, Feb. 25, 2001.

Marci McDonald, Blind Trust, The Walrus, October 2003.

Susan McClelland, Nanny Abuse, Walrus, March 2005

Sonia Nazario. Enrique’s Journey series, The Los Angeles Times.

Ian Pearson, Growing Old Disgracefully, Saturday Night, March 1993
Kim Pittaway, Borderline Babies, Chatelaine, April 1996

Michael Pollan, Power Steer, New York Times Magazine, Mar 31, 2002

Preville, Jerkish Delight: Fad diets, lazy teens lead nation into
meat-snack madness, National Post, Aug. 24, 2002, p.SP1 (url forthcoming)

Ivor Shapiro: several stories by Shapiro  are mentioned in The Big Picture,
including High Fences (Toronto Life, January 1999), The Ambulance
Chaser (Saturday Night, June 1992) and Once a Killer (Saturday Night,
March 1993)

Judith Shulevitz, Bring Back the Sabbath, New York Times Magazine, Mar 2, 2003

David Staples, Revisiting Canada’s Infanticide Law, Edmonton Journal, Nov 12, 2006 (example of immersion reporting referred to by Linda Kay)

Gaye Talese, Frank Sinatra Has a Cold, Esquire, April, 1966 (a classic example of “New Journalism”)

Clive Thompson, Battle With Gamer Regret Never Ceases, Wired News, September 2007

Tom Wolfe, The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes! Esquire, March 1965 (check out the lead!)