“This issue of The Washington Post Magazine is an experiment in telling journalistic stories through very unusual mediums,” said Richard Just, editor of The Washington Post Magazine. “At a time when the sheer number of stories that readers consume every day can feel overwhelming, we hope that presenting stories in unconventional forms will create a sense of surprise for readers. You might have read dozens of stories about Rod Rosenstein, but maybe hearing a song about him helps you access a different aspect of his narrative.”
In addition to Ben Folds’s “Mister Peepers,” readers will find:
- A poem by journalist Eliza Griswold exploring the effects of fracking on a rural area of Pennsylvania.
- A poem by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky on James Comey’s book tour.
- A board game in which readers can play as Betsy DeVos and attempt to survive her first 19 months in Washington.
- A three-act play based on an evening spent with prom chaperones at T.C. Williams High School.
- A graphic novel treatment of Date Lab.
- Food Critic Tom Sietsema’s restaurant review as an annotated menu.
- A poem by Gene Weingarten on the National Duckpin Bowling Congress Tournament held earlier this year in Virginia.
- A create-your-own-speech version of a recent address by President Trump.
Readers can view the full issue here.