The in-class mentions of the NY Times piece on nail salons reminded me that I had planned to read it but forgotten. I finally got a chance the other night. It is an incredible piece of reporting in the face of what must have been considerable challenges, and well worth a read.
Did anybody catch the trending story about a teenager finding a mistake in a math formula at the Boston Museum of Science? It was all over my newsfeed yesterday, but it turns out the formula was correct all along. This article is an example of a piece that opens and closes with a character (though there aren't many details about him).