Tyler Cabot, a 2014 Nieman Fellow, is the founder of The Chronicles of Now, a website that commissions authors to write short stories based on news headlines. Previously, he was articles editor for Esquire Magazine.
On March 5th, I woke up to a new short story by Roxane Gay in my inbox that felt post-apocalyptic: life in the U.S. 15 months into a coronavirus quarantine. This was a couple weeks before many schools closed, and … Read more
From the very beginning—the scrolls of maps marked with every police station, hospital, and border patrol outpost; the long discussions about satellite phones and kidnapping insurance; the phone call with my writer, Luke Dittrich, about “The Judge,” a gun … Read more