Learning to Smoke
Originally published in the March 2008 issue Five weeks ago, I was working the elliptical, my feet throbbing out…
Published: Jan. 4, 2010
Length: 4 minutes (1185 words)
The Mystery of the Millionaire Metaphysician
The search for an amateur philosopher In the July/August 2001 issue of the late, great magazine Lingua Franca, James Ryerson published an enthralling article about an anonymous benefactor who was…
Published: Feb. 10, 2012
Length: 22 minutes (5646 words)
Learning to Smoke
Originally published in the March 2008 issue Five weeks ago, I was working the elliptical, my feet throbbing out those nasty loops. The entire machine panted its report, the morning mantra: down,…
Published: Jan. 4, 2010
Length: 4 minutes (1185 words)
Diving into the Shallows | Full Stop
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our BrainsNicholas Carr [W.W. Norton, 2010] Luminous AirplanesPaul La Farge [Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2011] A novel can’t make toast. A novel…
Author: Jesse Miller
Published: March 13, 2012
Length: 10 minutes (2706 words)
The Top 10 Longreads of 2012
9. The Semplica-Girl Diaries George Saunders | The New Yorker | October 8, 2012 | 35 minutes (8,979 words) A father uses his lottery winnings for an extravagant birthday party for his teenage…
Length: 1 minutes (283 words)
Generation Why?
Merrick Morton/Columbia Pictures Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and Rooney Mara as his girlfriend Erica in The Social Network How long is a generation these days? I must…
Author: Zadie Smith
Published: Nov. 25, 2010
Length: 22 minutes (5690 words)
Top 5 Longreads of the Week
3. The Longest Hunger Strike Ann Neumann | Guernica | January 15, 2013 | 21 minutes (5,454 words) A prisoner in Connecticut who is protesting his conviction by refusing food is now being force-fed.…
Top 5 Longreads of the Week
5. The LetterElon Green | The Awl | July 3, 2013 | 17 minutes (4,379 words) S.I. Newhouse's contentious appointment of Robert Gottlieb as the editor of The New Yorker in 1987, and what Gottlieb did…
Length: 1 minutes (292 words)
'School's Out Forever,' by Allison Pohle, University of Missouri
Every week, Syracuse University professor Aileen Gallagher helps Longreads highlight the best of college journalism. Here’s this week’s pick: Stories about people outside the margins of…
They’re Taking Over!
Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean by Lisa-ann Gershwin, with a foreword by Sylvia Earle University of Chicago Press, 424 pp., $27.50            …
Author: Tim Flannery
Published: Sept. 26, 2013
Length: 15 minutes (3806 words)
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