The year is winding down, and the wheels keep turning. I've been working nonstop on one thing or another.
audio hears itself out
For Current, I filed dispatches from the 2016 Third Coast conference in Chicago, which gathered together audio producers of every stripe. Because it happened to fall immediately after the election, the atmosphere was a nonstop strain of what-now.
bleed for whatever
At Vulture (and later reblogged at Slate, so choose your favorite), I argue the sports-recovery narrative of boxing movie Bleed For This cheats its audience by concluding that serious medical injury is just another problem that can be solved by "believing in yourself."
This piece prompted an interesting Twitter debate with someone in the public TV/documentary system. I have Storified the exchange.
My weekly reviews for NPR, from mid-October to now.