Imagine stepping onto the morning transport that delivers you to work. You reach inside a bag at your feet, take out a suit, and assemble it. Around you, other commuters are in various stages of inflating their portable housing units, and so you inflate yours. Once inside, you enjoy a cup of coffee,
Amy Franceschini began her professional life with an intense desire to become a photojournalist, but this was not to be her fate. According to Franceschini, a random conversation with a man at a party first cast doubt over her journalistic ambitions. He told her that she'd be condemning herself to a
The unlucky landlord of "Rent" died the night his smash Broadway musical was born in 1996. Following the musical's final dress rehearsal, Broadway's Great White Hope for the American musical unexpectedly perished in his apartment of an aortic aneurysm at the age of 35.
Theater's wunderkind reworked
Few journalists have endeavored to crawl inside their subjects like Tom Wolfe. By applying the techniques, forms, and comic flare of fiction to the practice of reportage, he essentially created a new genre of writing. He gets inside people's heads, documenting almost every strange alcove of American