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Posts Tagged ‘storytelling’

StoryCorp’s National Day of Listening: Made Easier by Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Lying around in a tryptophan induced coma is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your loved ones after a Thanksgiving meal. In fact, advertisers encourage it—all the better to have supple meat blocks for soaking in their consumo-Christmas marinade. Instead of blocking out ads this Thanksgiving in fear that they will sublimate [...]

Sites We Love: Significant Objects

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Every item you’ve ever come across has a story. These objects clutter our shelves, closets, garages and lives; they sit and collect dust until one day we drop them on the 2-for-1 table at a yard sale, or for the more ambitious among us, to that great virtual flee market called eBay. Weathered, chipped and [...]

Sites We Love: Recollecting Adams

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Between Tweets, Facebook wall posts, up to the minute news headlines in your inbox, and email replies that need to be sent NOW, the past is becoming more difficult to care about… not to mention finding time to talk about yesteryear with those we spent it with. The oral history-cum-visual storytelling site Recollecting Adams provides [...]

Sites We Love: Fifty People One Question

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Asking people questions and filming their responses is a pretty straightforward idea, and that’s exactly what we love about it. Fifty People One Question is a project that is currently traveling from city to city, recording what everyday people have to say when given the chance to let their minds wander. In New Orleans…

Tell Stories Till You Drop: NPR’s “National Day of Listening”

Friday, November 28th, 2008

“We’ve known each other for 20 years … yet we don’t really know each other. That’s sort of stupid when you think about it,” says Frank Deford to Jenni Lipa, his travel agent in an example of NPR’s National Day of Listening, perhaps the perfect antidote to Black Friday. The project comes from the [...]

Top 10 User-Gen, Storytelling Sites on Blogs.com

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Blogs.com has been featuring guest bloggers offering their favorites sites in their given field—from Wired’s Chris Anderson to Ning and Netscape founder Marc Andreessen to Craig Newmark of Craigslist and Four-Hour Workweek’s Timothy Ferriss. Good crowd. When the site’s editors asked SMITH for our own must reads, we happily offered “SMITH Mag’s Top 10 [...]

Call for Submissions: Women’s Defining Moments

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

When writing and empowerment intersect, inspiration often follows. In 2006, Andrea “came out” as a rape survivor and created a program called Living Out Loud for survivors of sexual violence. The program posits that many women have similar defining times in their lives, moments when they are awakened by unmistakable shifts from being powerless to [...]

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