Selected articles by Stephenson:

Writing Tennessee Williams’ Life.”  Paris Review Daily.  November 5, 2014.

Stalking Sean O’Casey.”  Paris Review Daily.  September 18, 2014.

An Absolute Truth: On Writing a Life of Coltrane.”  Paris Review Daily.  June 3, 2014.

The Big Book: W. Eugene Smith’s Unseen Opus.”  Paris Review Daily.  April 11, 2014.

In the Darkroom with W. Eugene Smith.”  Paris Review Daily.  November 20, 2013.

The Liminal Space.”  Paris Review Daily.  August 7, 2013.

Southern Holiday Pt. 3.”  Paris Review Daily.  March 20, 2013.

Southern Holiday Pt. 2.” Paris Review Daily.  February 28, 2013.

Southern Holiday Pt. 1.”  Paris Review Daily.  January 30, 2013.

Field Notes,” a profile of Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo in Paris Review Daily. August 20, 2012.

A Mark So Fine: Joe Henry and You.” Profile of musician Joe Henry.  On Paris Review Daily. May 18, 2012.

Two Poets,” on Claudia Emerson and Betty Adcock.  On Paris Review Daily. (March 20, 2012).

Branford Marsalis.” On Paris Review Daily.  (December 10, 2011).

Sonny Clark: Melody and Melancholy” in issue #50 of Tin House, Winter 2011-12, the “Beauty” issue.

Late Night Sports Radio,” a 12-part series I contributed to The Morning News in summer and fall 2011.

W. Eugene Smith’s Wichita” on Paris Review Daily (June 22, 2011).

Mary Frank” on Paris Review Daily (May 26, 2011)

Tamas Janda” on Paris Review Daily (April 20, 2011)

Tennessee Williams” on Paris Review Daily (March 30, 2011)

Letter from Guam” on Paris Review Daily (March 23, 2011)

Letter from Japan” on Paris Review Daily (March 8, 2011).

Sonny Clark” Pt. 2 on Paris Review Daily (January 26, 2011).

Sonny Clark” on Paris Review Daily (January 13, 2011).

Dorrie Glenn Woodson” on Paris Review Daily (12/22/10).

W.Eugene Smith,” a new series I’m beginning for Paris Review Daily (12/20/10).  The end of this piece points toward my second piece about Dorrie Woodson.

Whitney Balliett’s Studio (  June 23, 2010)

W. Eugene Smith:  Jazz Loft (Paris Review, Fall 2009)

Safe at Home (New York Times Book Review. June 1, 2008)

The Collector of the Everyday: Visiting the hometown of the great New York writer Joseph Mitchell. (Oxford American, Summer 2008) *

Gene Smith’s Sink (A Public Space, 2007)

Thelonious Monk: Is This Home? (Oxford American, 2007 Music Issue, Cover Story) **

Jazzed About Roy Haynes (Smithsonian, December, 2003)

What Happened to Ronnie Free? (Oxford American, July/August, 2000)

* Hear “Remembering Joseph Mitchell,” interview with Sam and writer Allan Gurganus on Frank Stasio’s program, The State of Things (WUNC: North Carolina Public Radio.  July 17, 2008).

** Listen to NPR’s segment based on this article to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Monk’s birth, October 10, 2007.  Digging Up Thelonious Monk’s Southern Roots.