Best American Magazine Writing 2015
This years anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards includes Ta-Nehisi Coatess much-discussed and debated "The Case For Reparations" (The Atlantic), Amanda Hesss explosive report on Internet sexual harassment (Pacific Standard), John Jeremiah Sullivans account of the intergenerational effort to solve one of American musics greatest mysteries (New York Times Magazine), and Pamela Colloffs haunting profile of the Texas state employee assigned to witness close to three hundred executions (Texas Monthly). The anthology also features articles chosen from Chris Offutts savory food writing (Oxford American), Rebecca Traisters acerbic musings on gender politics (New Republic), and Jerry Saltzs fearless art and architectural criticism (New York). Roger Angell offers humorous reflections on life at ninety (The New Yorker), Jody Rosen mourns the dying art of being a London taxi driver who instinctually knows his route (New York Time Magazine), Jeff Sharlet exposes Russias unconscionable treatment of homosexuals (GQ), and Emily Yoffe reveals the unforeseen crimes committed in the struggle to address the college rape crisis (Slate). The collection concludes with a work of fiction by Haruki Murakami, who imaginatively plays with the legend of Scheherazade (New Yorker).
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