Whether you're new to Narratively or a longtime fan, you'll love these exceptional tales from our first five years.
As part of our fifth anniversary celebration, last week Narratively brought you our editors’ picks of the single best stories from each of our first five years. This week we dove deep into the Narratively archives to uncover five hidden gems you might not yet be aware of…but we definitely think you should be. We hope you enjoy them, and thanks very much for your continued readership and support!
By Matthew Wolfe
A tattoo-covered doctor helps ex-cons remove their most scarring legacies.
By Chris Pomorski
Back when the Bowery Boys and Dead Rabbits ruled Manhattan, dog-fighting, rat-killing and bare-knuckle brawling were the sports of choice—and Kit Burns was king of them all.
3. The Inventor
By Ben Gibson
Since he was just a small boy, Carl Sarno has been thinking of new ideas and inventions in hopes of changing the world for the better. After 93 years, he hasn’t given up on his lifelong passion.
By Jihii Jolly and Kellianne Jones
How an obsession with homemade eighteenth-century-style rifles brought together a widowed elementary school teacher, a retired married couple, an eager young college student—and 15,000 other aficionados who are mighty proud of being behind the times.
By Vinnie Rotondaro