» MUSIC The Fight and Fury of the Z-Man — a 5,000-word magazine profile of rock ‘n’ roll photographer Michael Zagaris
» LITERATURE In Addition to History — a 4,000-word magazine story on the writing process of of historical fiction novelist Thomas Mallon
» OUTER SPACE The ‘What If’ of Mark Holdridge — a 1,000-word news profile of the New Horizons (Pluto probe) mission operations manager
» FILM That Awkward Moment at the End of Casablanca — What did Laszlo and Ilsa talk about on the plane to Lisbon?
» FOOD BBQ Grazin’ in Wilson, N.C. — The other barbecue restaurant in Wilson, N.C.
» GUNS Well, He Should’ve Armed Himself — We shouldn’t want to live in 19th-century Arizona.
» RELIGION ‘Religious Liberty’ Is Veiled Bigotry — It’s just a nice way to hate people.
» SPORTS The NFL Can Do Whatever It Wants — Because everyone will still watch.