“The Singing,” a yearlong report on the world’s first opera production of The Shining, for Slate.

“Requiem for Rod Serling,” an overview of The Twilight Zone and its creator’s obsession with boxing, warfare, and broken noses, for Grantland.

“The Power of Powers of Ten,” on the painstaking efforts of Charles & Ray Eames to photograph Chicago from the sky, and the furthest reaches of space, for Slate.

“Hell on Wheels,” a talk with Norman Jewison, director of Rollerball, about sci-fi sports and laser-blasted trees in the lead-up to the Super Bowl, for The Paris Review.

“A Long Time Ago,” a conversation with the 99-year-old Royal Air Force photographer who later shot Star Wars and Dr. Strangelove, for Slate.