About Elizabeth @lizflock
Elizabeth Flock is an independent journalist who reports on justice and gender. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth’s Recent Stories
Nation Dec 08How court-ordered drug testing poses impossible choices
On a cold, rainy day in early 2019, Frank Cobb was working at a Google data center in Bridgeport, a small town in northeast Alabama, when his color was called. That meant he had to leave his job to take…
Arts Dec 26In ‘Circe,’ this witch is more artist than immortal
Author Madeline Miller reimagined a reviled minor goddess from the "Odyssey" into a powerful figure who finds herself through hard work and dedication.
Arts Dec 13For Madeline Miller, writing is ‘like descending to the bottom of the ocean’
Before she was the author of the best-selling novel "Circe," Miller believed that she had to write around the clock. Now, she says, “Discipline is important, but so is taking a breath and looking around."…
Arts Dec 09Discussion questions for ‘Circe’
Madeline Miller's "Circe," which reimagines the story of a minor goddess from the Odyssey, is our December book club pick.
Arts Dec 03‘Circe’ is our December book club pick
The novel that reimagines the story of Circe, a lesser-known and yet much-reviled goddess and witch from the Greek epic poem "The Odyssey."…
Arts Nov 29Loved ‘The Overstory’? Richard Powers recommends 26 other books on trees
Our November pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club is Richard Powers’ “The Overstory.” Become a member of the Now Read This book club by joining our Facebook group, or by signing up to our newsletter.
Arts Nov 25What do trees mean to you? Here are 12 ways trees shaped readers’ lives
“In my day-to-day life, I often take the trees around me for granted."…
Arts Nov 22‘Breaking Away’ was this actor’s breakout role. Fans say it changed their lives, too
“This film is about humanity,” Christopher said. “I don’t see movies anymore that are just centered on people, and the so-called small problems that we all have.”…
Arts Nov 20How ‘America’s perfect tree’ was nearly wiped out
The American chestnut tree, once the dominant tree throughout much of the Eastern United States, bore richly nutritious and sweet-tasting nuts before it was almost entirely wiped out.
Arts Nov 18Why Richard Powers schedules his writing around what nature is doing
The author of "The Overstory" follows a saying by Thoreau: "Resign yourself to the influence of the earth."…