I struggled with this assignment- much of the time, I wasn’t sure if I was doing it right. I started out tracking an author that is no longer producing new work (Joan Didion), which made it hard to get comfortable with the assignment. I wasn’t a fan of it at first, as it was unclear to me what the end goal was and exactly what we were looking for.
Moving to Vinson Cunningham was a step in the right direction. He is published frequently enough in the New Yorker that I always had new content to read. His works often involve sports culture, which is different than what I typically choose to read but still enjoyable to track. I’d like to continue reading his works in the future, especially if he publishes a longer work that would make it easier to familiarize myself with his style. Both style and venue might develop as he gains more seniority at the New Yorker.