Joan Didion on a 1965 murder trial, Vanessa Grigoriadis on rape culture, DREAMers making their voices heard, and social media’s destructive affirmation. 20 Best Metal Albums of 2017 Hardcore trailblazers, longform doom and genre-bending savagery: the year in heavy January 23, 2018 By Taylor Pearson. The Riveter’s Top Longform of 2017.

From Sheriff Clarke's resignation, three county flooding, and legalization of marijuana extract in Wisconsin- these were the most viewed stories of the year. Media Circus: The Best Journalism of 2017. December 27, 2017 December 27, 2017 by joannademkiewicz. Best Longform of 2017. “There is quite a lot of argument about Vermeer’s working practice, particularly over whether or not he might have used an optical aid, such as a camera obscura . By Joanna R. Demkiewicz. It’s been a year since I last updated this site.

In the interim I’ve written a few things over on Medium, most notably a long piece about the future of marketing.

The best books on Vermeer and studio method. Appropriately enough, that update was last year’s best articles of the year list. At its best, The Kid feels like a profound embrace of life, even when, by the end, it’s staring death square in the face.

I’ve also been sending out some stuff via a small email list (if you’d like to subscribe, drop me a line and I’ll be happy to add you). From sports stories to non-sports stories, these are the pieces of journalism from 2017 that will stay with you for a long time. The Best Longform Articles I Read In 2017. Though many argue that the internet is lowering the quality of conversation and devolving into mere soundbites, I read a swath of incisive and thoughtful longform articles and essays in 2017. Five Books . A lot happened in 2017.