A sampler of historical literary journalism:
“The Old House at Home,” by Joseph Mitchell
Still the oldest, and sometimes the sleepiest, bar in New York City.
“Real Property,” by Sara Davidson
“Have a good tomorrow. Buy real estate today.” Venice Beach.
“The Long Fall of One-Eleven Heavy,” by Michael Paterniti
“September 2, 1998, Swiss Air Flight 111, en route from New York to Geneva with 229 souls on board. No one would ever put it back together again.”
“Eating Jack Hooker’s Cow,” by Michael Paterniti
“A real man realizes that he hates and is hated. Can you sense the fear and rage? It’s eating America alive.”