Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Feature Story

I liked this story from the New York Times' homepage entitled "What the Last Meal Taught Him," by Kim Severson.

It's a well-researched and written piece with sufficient detail to make the people involved seem real and for the reader to care about them. A successful chef's new relationship with his vivacious father who became a quadriplegic and died a year later changed his strict and uncompromising outlook on life. That moving story is written in a way that is engaging from the beginning, and includes not only the chef's perspective but also that of numerous other people in his personal and professional life. Overall I thought it was a very good example of a feature or human interest story.