Diana Wagman

Latest Stories

  • 7 years ago | Books

    Reading Relentless Pursuit: A Year in the Trenches with Teach for America is inspiring, frustrating, exhilarating and exhausting. Inspiring because of the students who learn and grow and graduate despite violence, unwanted pregnancy and poverty. F...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    The bird watchers know where to look. Look up. Look into the trees. Across the ravine. Elysian Park has always been a spot for bird watchers — those kooky folks with binoculars, floppy hats and vests bearing lots of pockets who are perpetual...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    {mosimage}You can almost hear the rattle of the wooden roller coaster, the calliope music from the carousel, as you enter the California Institute of Abnormalarts. They will terrify and amaze you. Bright circus colors and tiny twinkling lights. So...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    I’m supposed to shower by candlelight. And brush my teeth and clip my toenails without benefit of electricity. The curandero, my Mexican psychic and healer, told me to. I told my friends he was research for my new novel, but actually I have t...

  • 17 years ago | Books

    James cannot laugh or cry. He is unable to smile, raise his eyebrows, or even move his eyes from side to side. He has a rare condition called Mobius Syndrome. He believes his inability to register emotion on his face has suppressed his emotions. "...