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.