For your next WHAT WORKS assignment (to be posted on your blog by Thursday), you are to choose ONE of the following profile features and read the story IN ITS ENTIRETY, and explain what, specifically, made the story work overall for you. You may have some critiques of the story, but choose a story you like!
Federer as Religious Experience, New York Times
Lucinda Williams’ Love Affair with loss, The New Yorker
King of the Ferret Leggers, Outside Magazine
Frank Sinatra Has a Cold: by Gay Talese in Esquire
Brother from Another Mother: Key & Peele, by Zadie Smith
You Belong With Me: Taylor Swift, by Lizzie Widdicombe
Back in the Day: Michael Jackson, by John Jeremiah Sullivan
A cancer surgeon challenges the status quo: by Katie Hafner
The Game Master: Will Wright, by John Seabrook
Also – Suggested additional reading: Some good advice on Profile Writing from the NYTImes here.