Niemans @ Work

From Chile, with Thanks

By Niemans @ Work July 17, 2014

My Nieman year gave me a strong sense of the truly globalized conversation in which we can all take part. When I returned to Chile, as the host of a radio program in Santiago and a correspondent for the … Read more

Heart of Darkness

By Niemans @ Work July 17, 2014

Right about the time that my late husband was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, I started obsessing on vampire novels. There I was, sitting by my husband’s bedside, pondering mortality, and reading these novels—270 by the end. A couple … Read more

Make an Entrance

By Niemans @ Work January 29, 2014

I think I should just come right out and admit it: I’ve become obsessed with gates. I don’t dream of them, but I fixate on them. Even when the word “gate” isn’t in italics or boldface type, it jumps … Read more

Telling Malala’s Story

By Niemans @ Work January 29, 2014

Five years ago when I interviewed a schoolmaster campaigning against Taliban who had taken over his remote mountain valley of Swat in northern Pakistan, I couldn’t imagine how it would change my life. He was the father of Malala … Read more