Human Stories, Boldly Told
We humans are far more complex than the news headlines and clickbait would have you believe. Let the Narratively newsletter be your guide.
W.M. Akers, a features editor at Narratively, is a playwright, the creator of the bestselling game Deadball: Baseball With Dice, and the author of Strange Times
, a free weekly newsletter about the newspapers of Prohibtion-era New York.
He was one of the greatest trumpeters of all time, but Lee Morgan’s young life was stopped short by a toxic romance with a woman who saved him, then shot him dead.
On Easter morning, 1913, the nation's most notorious red-light district was awakened by an epic gun battle, and a shadowy killer named Gyp the Blood.
In 1918, Tom "Shotgun" Rogers earned himself a piece of baseball immortality—by killing a former teammate with a fastball.
A man carrying a boat over a mountain and a blizzard almost ruined my attempt at surprising my girlfriend. In the end I got saved by a condom.
Along a legendary boardwalk, a keeper of the freak-show flame races to reopen by summer.
For audiences with autism, Broadway's grandest theaters stage musicals to last a lifetime.
The road to California is paved with hangovers, wrong airports and magical phone persons. At least mine was.