Each of these pieces contains incidental traces of the personal essay, whether it's the Disney dieter revealing her childhood Little Mermaid obsession or the Fifty Shades sex-marathoner confessing that she maintains a Sexual To-Do list in a Google Doc somewhere. But the tone is different. The personal essay searches inward, mining personal experiences for content; stunt journalism searches outward, creating experiences from scratch. It's a neat trick: You're no longer required to have an interesting life in order to write about yourself. The personal essay declares: Here's a Private, Harrowing Thing That Happened To Me. The stunt piece cries out, from a state of deep depravity: Check Out This Fucked Up Thing I Did to Myself. The stunt piece emerges from a place of intrepid journalistic daring or just old-fashioned poor judgment (they are not always distinguishable from one another). It's a tale of endurance rather than survival. … [Read more...] about Are We Living in a Golden Age of Stunt Journalism?
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Offense StarterBackupDepthDepth QB Baker Mayfield Case Keenum Garrett Gilbert Kevin Davidson* RB Nick Chubb Kareem Hunt Dontrell Hilliard Brian Herrien* FBAndy JanovichJohnny Stanton LWR Jarvis Landry Donovan Peoples-Jones* KhaDarel Hodge J'Marcus Bradley* RWR Odell Beckham Jr. Damion Ratley J'Mon Moore Tony Brown* SWR Rashard Higgins Taywan Taylor Jojo Natson D.J. Montgomery TE Austin Hooper David Njoku … [Read more...] about Browns depth chart 2020: Cleveland’s projected Week 1 starters heading into OTAs, training camp
Melissa McCarthy is desk-bound CIA analyst who is sent into the field on dangerous missions. Feeling unequipped and having had her former partner (Jude Law) fall off the grid she goes undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer in order to prevent global pandemonium. Action comedy with Jason Statham and Rose Byrne. … [Read more...] about The 60 best movies on Netflix to watch now
As a catalyst for argument – it is more than a month before any real cricket may be visible, despite the impressive work of Steve Elworthy, the director of special projects at the England and Wales Cricket Board – I’ll leave you with a respectable team of relatively young rejects, plus one other: Alex Hales, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Joe Clarke, Sam Northeast, Tom Abell, Ben Cox, Ed Barnard, Luke Wood, Sam Cook, Jamie Porter and finally, batting much further up the order and the only one who has no reason to feel a bit aggrieved this weekend, Delray Rawlins of Sussex, a 22-year-old all-rounder who can bowl left-arm spin. … [Read more...] about England’s long list leaves those who failed to make cut beyond consolation