Alex is a freelance writer and photographer in New England and in Savannah, Georgia. Look for her writing in the NEW YORK TIMES, THE NATION, THE BELIEVER, and elsewhere. Her longform journalism has been featured among Longreads Editor's Picks, in The Sunday Long Read, and in the GUARDIAN Cities 10 Most-Read Stories of the Year. She is the managing editor of BEING PATIENT, a science and news site focused on neurodegenerative diseases and brain health.
Ask her about her past life as a music journalist for VANITYFAIR.COM in which her reporting took her a man cave in Little Haiti with Iggy Pop, an abandoned high school gymnasium in Cleveland, Ohio with David Berman, and on a wild golf cart ride with Wayne Coyne among other adventures.
New York Times STYLES
STORIES FROM THE SOUTH
UNFINISHED STORY OF
IN THE DELTA
Emmett Till was murdered, and his murderers were acquitted, in the Mississippi Delta 65 years ago. Commemorators still struggle with what’s history and what’s hearsay.