When 1 + 1 = 3: Ken Burns on Story

A fascinating short film (in the Burns style) on what the documentarian thinks makes a good story:  Sez Burns:      Abraham Lincoln wins the Civil War and then he decides he's got enough time to go to the theatre. That's a good story. When Thomas Jefferson said "we hold these truths to be self-evident, thatContinue reading “When 1 + 1 = 3: Ken Burns on Story”

Climate: How do we tell this story powerfully?

Dave Roberts has a problem with the reaction to the revelation that Mike Daisey rewrote the truth in now infamous anti-Apple story. He thinks the moralizing journos at the NY Times sound a bit self-satisfied:  It’s a weird and naive notion that there is a bright line between objective and subjective, fact and opinion, reality andContinue reading “Climate: How do we tell this story powerfully?”