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After a long run—and a Pulitzer Prize win—with The Boston Globe, and a four-year stint working for Bill Simmons at Grantland (RIP), Wesley Morris made the jump in 2015 to The New York Times, leaving full-time film criticism in the dust. As a critic-at-large for the Times, Morris weighs in on anything from the Art, Music, and Television worlds, with anything in-between fair game as well (film, of course, remains mixed in). Last year, Morris...
Like so many others around the country, Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham were in shock the morning of Wednesday, November 9. The night prior, Donald J. Trump was elected the next president of the United States. But Morris, of Philadelphia, and Wortham, of Northern Virginia, both writers for the New York Times Magazine, got out of bed the next morning and met with one another. Through tears, the pair took to their microphones to...
What is it to tell a story? To tell a non-fiction story? Normally, we segregate stories by medium: online, print, documentary, radio, podcast. But why? Why wouldn't we use as many of these mediums as possible, simultaneously, to tell stories that unfold with as much nuance and dimension as they did when they happened, when people lived them? Crazy idea—until you realize, of course, it's not crazy at all. If it could be pulled off with masterful production and...
Wortham started off as a tech writer at the New York Times but has more recently been at the Times Magazine, wherein she writes about a wide range of topics, and has been particularly notable on the topics of grieving in the age of social media (please don’t even bother to try and get through this without crying) and Beyoncé’s “Formation” video (which, honestly, don’t even bother to try and get through this without crying either). Simply put: Wortham...

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