I found out how people sleep in a world without darkness.
I wrote about the history of using sleep deprivation as a form of torture for Van Winkle’s. Not a cheerful subject but the story turned out well.
I talked film editing with master Hollywood scene cutter Norman Hollyn for Van Winkle’s. We talked at length about the opening scene of Fellini’s 8 1/2 and the ’80s high school dark comedy Heathers, which Hollyn edited. Click on Joseph Gordon-Levitt to get to the story.
I wrote a humorous look at the history of sleep for Van Winkle’s. I think people sometimes worry too much about sleep in our modern world and believe this article gives some perspective on how bad sleep used to be.
For Everup, I offered some practical tips on functioning without sleep. It’s all good advice I sincerely hope you never need.
I got to write three fun profiles of farms for The Atlantic’s website. I didn’t know that much about farming when I wrote it but I really enjoyed meeting the people who grow our food. They were all soulful people and I feel like my life was richer for meeting them. I think that feeling comes across in the story.
I got to write about the least loved movie of the year, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, for Van Winkle’s. Turned out pretty well. My article, that is. The movie was garbage.