What's a good story worth to you?

What I learnt about the sounds of Jupiter, why astronauts love wasabi and other things.

The agony of the commute and the people striving to change it.

He committed suicide in public. She will never forget him.

When a language dies, a whole civilization goes with it. Meet the last speakers fighting to keep their words and worlds alive.

Finding solace by finding each other.

My grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, is unable to overcome the trauma of his childhood.

A former presidential advisor is now filling gas in Long Island. What happened?

When my cancer returned after a brief remission, I was offered a choice.

What's it like to be in a closing school?

Beating the house in search of a home

A brain surgeon once told my husband neurosurgery wasn't for him. I tried to figure out why.

Shinichi Mochizuki claims to have solved one of math's great problems, but no one knows if he is right.

Sean Taylor was the most intimidating hitter in the NFL and the kind of athlete I always wanted to be.

Hawa Salih, a Darfuri human rights hero, struggles to find her feet in the U.S.

A love letter to the baddest man on earth.

A desperate quest for survival on an ever-changing island.

New condom laws spark outrage among L.A.'s porn industry. Or are they faking it?

Project Wordsworth (Volume 1) is a collective of 17 Columbia Journalism School graduate students who are running an experiment—and you’re already a part of it. Each of us has written a good story that transports you somewhere else, somewhere you’ve never been. That’s worth something. But how much? You decide. Your input will teach us something new about journalism’s future. All proceeds go to the authors.

Illustrations by Éleonore (Léo) Hamelin.

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