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THE BALLAD OF NEWTOWN

How to do an article pegged to the first anniversary of the Newtown shootings that is respectful yet not dreary, that reminds us not to become inured to 12/14’s horrors yet is not grisly or strident? I’m still not sure if I have the answer, but I wrote an article for Vanity Fair’s December 2013 issue (out now) that approaches Newtown in a different way—by focusing on the lives of some of its residents as they were lived in the 24-hour period before the tragedy occurred.

I’ll let the editor of the magazine preview the piece rather than blather on further. But I do hope you’ll give the story a look.

UPDATE: The story is now live here on Vanity Fair’s Web site.

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