The Best American Magazine Writing 2017 (eBook)
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With the work of journalists under fire around the world, this years anthology of National Magazine Awards finalists and winners is a timely reminder of the power of journalism. These pieces from writers driven to explore Americas fault lines include Shane Bauers harrowing My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard (Mother Jones), a visceral portrait of the abuses of the carceral system, and Sarah Stillmans account of the havoc wreaked on young peoples lives when they are put on sex-offender registries (TheNew Yorker). In two different considerations of parenting, Nikole Hannah-Jones looks for a school for her daughter in a rapidly changing, racially divided Brooklyn (New York Times Magazine) and Michael Chabon takes his thirteen-year-old son to Fashion Week in Paris (GQ). Pamela Colloff explores how the 1966 University of Texas Tower mass shooting changed the course of one survivors life (Texas Monthly), and Siddhartha Mukherjee depicts the art and agony of oncology (New York Times Magazine).
Other selections take up the shocks of the election, including Matt Taibbis irreverent dispatches from the campaign trail (Rolling Stone)and George Saunderss transfixing account of Trumps rallies (TheNew Yorker). Jeffrey Goldberg talks through Obamas foreign-policy legacy with the president (The Atlantic), Andrew Sullivan fears for the future of democracy (New York), and Gabriel Sherman relates how the women of Fox News brought to light Roger Ailess predations (New York). Joining them are Rebecca Solnits wide-rangingHarpers commentary, Becca Rothfelds pondering women waiting fromThe Odyssey to Tinder (Hedgehog Review), and bold expeditions into nature: David Quammen ventures to Yellowstone to consider the future of wild places (National Geographic), and Mac McClelland sets off for Cuba in search of the ivory-billed woodpecker (Audubon).