The venerable newspaper is proving its digital storytelling could be as revolutionary as the kind that sealed its print legacy. Three films from the paper’s Op-Docs series were nominated in the 90th Academy Awards’ documentary short subject category. Here’s a convenient roundup of all three short films so you can watch them! They’re around 15 minutes each and are great for a short commute. Speaking of great things to do on a commute: I recently ordered a subscription to True Story and am loving it!
I’m super excited and honored to make my Chicago debut of solo live-lit storytelling at this weekend’s stacked Fillet of Solo Festival. Here are the details and where to get tickets for my appearance with You’re Being Ridiculous at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. I hope you make it out to some of these other events throughout the weekend too. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll fume. You’ll hate life and love it in the same breath.
Here’s a brief, abridged list of things that atrophy:It’s usually when we’re knee deep in the “Hey, I’m just over here trying to make it” that the universe’s timer goes off and something makes us slow down long enough to notice the chipping paint. The forgotten name. The muscle strained. My body’s alarm rang one morning a few days before Christmas. Out of bed I rolled. One foot to the floor, then the other. I collapsed to the floor like a bale of straw snapped loose from its sinewy twine.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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