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The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Here are five stories that moved us this week, and the reasons why. Sign up to receive this list free every Friday in your inbox. 1. The Last Days Inside Trailer 83 Hannah Dreier | The Washington Post | October 17, 2021 | 4,400 words Hannah Dreier spent a month on the ground reporting this story about a California couple on the verge of being kicked...

78 Revolutions Around the Sun: A Joni Mitchell Reading List

By Krista Stevens  When Rolling Stone “introduced” Joni Mitchell in 1969, the magazine derided her as a composer, singer, and musician, saying that she was “Not bad for a girl who had no voice training, hated to read in school, and learned guitar from a Pete Seeger instruction record.” They go on — dismissing her songs as “contrived” — to suggest...

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Here are five stories that moved us this week, and the reasons why. Sign up to receive this list free every Friday in your inbox. 1. A Peer-Reviewed Portrait of Suffering Daniel Engber | The Atlantic | October 6, 2021 | 7,200 words The best science stories are human stories, ones that show the impact of lab experiments, clinical investigations,...

The Many Decades of Bond

By Carolyn Wells  It had been so long since I had walked down those steps into a poorly lit foyer with low-hanging ceiling tiles, where the scent of buttery popcorn filled the stagnant air, and posters hung limply off the walls. That’s right, I went to my local cinema: I actually saw a film with other people, on a big screen, and wore proper outdoor...

Nine Longreads Stories Recognized Across This Year’s ‘Best American’ and ‘Year’s Best’ Series

Our team is thrilled to announce four anthology inclusions and five notable mentions across the 2021 Best American and Year’s Best series. Congratulations to the following Longreads contributors — and to all the writers featured in these editions — for their exceptional, memorable work. The Best American Essays 2021 Notable mentions: “On Solitude...

Me and You

William Torrey| Longreads | October 2021 | 30 minutes (9,100 words) I: My Protector Our brotherhood begins with me in a blindfold, one that’s been on for what feels like forever. I’m 18 and pledging a fraternity, and to be a pledge, I’ve learned, means you’re a constant disappointment. You have not properly mopped the bathroom after chapter dinner....

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Here are five stories that moved us this week, and the reasons why. Sign up to receive this list free every Friday in your inbox. 1. White Riot Laura Nahmias | New York Magazine | October 5, 2021 | 4,250 words Did you know that in 1992, thousands of New York City cops rioted outside their own City Hall, shouting racist chants about the metropolis’...

Deeper Than Pixels: A Reading List on Video Games

Some childhood sense memories emerge unbidden; others resist excavation, no matter how hard you dig. And my first video game, whatever it is, lies safely interred in that latter category. Sure, I could tick off the titles I loved, the ones I tithed with whatever quarters I could scrounge — Centipede, Bump ’n’ Jump, Moon Patrol — even the smells and...

Doctors Without Patients: The Eritrean Physicians Stuck in American Licensing Limbo

Shoshana Akabas | Longreads | October 2021 | 16 minutes (4,762 words) *Haben Araya was working in the local hospital when a farmer came in, bleeding from his gums. He was suffering from a snakebite — a case she’d seen many times. *At the request of the doctors involved, some names have been changed. Before Araya sought asylum in the United States,...

The Mysterious Case of Mr. X

Laura Todd Carns| The Atavist Magazine | September 2021 | 7 minutes (1,935 words) This is an excerpt from The Atavist‘s issue no. 119, “Searching for Mr. X,” written by Laura Todd Carns and illustrated by Ben Jones.   On a summer day in 1931, a man was found wandering South State Street in Jackson, Mississippi. He appeared to be lost. He was white,...

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