Jerry Football
He's one of the most infamous owners in professional sports, in need of one more Super Bowl. The complete story of Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.
Source: ESPN
Published: Aug. 29, 2014
Length: 42 minutes (10638 words)
The Man Without a Mask
How the drag queen Cassandro—known as Saúl Armendáriz outside the ring—became a lucha libre star.
Published: Sept. 1, 2014
Length: 35 minutes (8948 words)
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
Our story picks of the week, featuring Indianapolis Monthly, SB Nation, Texas Monthly, Matter and ESPN.
Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: Aug. 29, 2014
This Psychologist Helps Keep Comedians Laughing

An interesting look into the work of Ildiko Tabori, who serves as the in-house psychologist at a Los Angeles comedy club. The club's owner hired her after he became alarmed by the number of premature deaths in the comic world.

Published: Aug. 28, 2014
Length: 6 minutes (1500 words)
Acting French
Ta-Nehisi Coates on learning a new language, scholastic culture, and the way we "border patrol" class and race.
Source: The Atlantic
Published: Aug. 29, 2014
Length: 15 minutes (3772 words)
Confessions of a Fat Bastard
The life of Texas Monthly's full-time barbecue editor.
Published: Aug. 28, 2014
Length: 13 minutes (3402 words)
The Glue
Inside the creative genius of one of Saturday Night Live's most import cast members, the late Phil Hartman.
Author: Bryan Curtis
Source: Grantland
Published: Aug. 28, 2014
Length: 16 minutes (4225 words)
The Gangster in the Huddle
The troubled life of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Published: Aug. 28, 2013
Length: 31 minutes (7930 words)
How Plagues Really Work

An anthropologist looks at the history of pandemics—from Ancient Athens to the 1918 influenza—to examine how plagues really spread. The answer is surprising, as she posits that the next Ebola will not emerge from the jungles, or as a result of contact with exotic animals. Instead, it is humans we should fear, specifically humans living in very close proximity, in what she terms "the disease factories" of hospitals, refugee camps and cities.

Author: Wendy Orent
Source: Aeon
Published: Aug. 22, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2551 words)
'Yours Lovingly': A Reading List About Letters and Pen Pals
A young woman exchanges letters with a Hollywood director and writer. A man writes to a convicted killer. Fan letters to a troubled country star. Here are six stories about the letters we write to one another.
Author: Mike Dang
Source: Longreads
Published: Aug. 27, 2014
Farewell to the father
Almost three decades after the death of his dad, Tim Elliott recalls a man whom he loved and feared in equal measure. I've heard it said that when someone dies, the first thing we forget is the sound…
Published: Aug. 25, 2014
Length: 15 minutes (3975 words)
Submitted by:
@TimElliottSMH 11 hours, 48 minutes ago
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This Twenty-Something Hopes to Unleash the Next Green Revolution
In 2010, a young man on a quest for enlightenment walked into the office of Jerry Hatfield, director of the USDA’s National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment in Ames, Iowa. His…
Published: Aug. 29, 2014
Length: 7 minutes (1758 words)
Submitted by:
@ModFarm 22 hours, 22 minutes ago
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The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist. Sign up to receive this list free every Friday in your inbox. * * * 1. The Boy with Half a Brain Michael…
Author: Longreads
Published: Aug. 29, 2014
Length: 1 minutes (336 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 16 hours, 38 minutes ago
22 SAVEs
Cassandro, the Drag-Queen Star of Mexican Wrestling
Cassandro (Saúl Armendáriz) at a Lucha VaVoom show, in Los Angeles. “You know who I fight in the ring? Cassandro. The guy who needs to be famous. Your ego is not your amigo.…
Published: Sept. 1, 2014
Length: 33 minutes (8297 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 13 hours, 27 minutes ago
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Acting French
I spent the majority of this summer at Middlebury College, studying at l’École Française. I had never been to Vermont. I have not been many places at all. I did not have an adult…
Length: 14 minutes (3733 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 20 hours, 27 minutes ago
15 SAVEs
How Google can really help news & media
How Google can really help news & media Earlier this month, folks from Google invited me along with Kara Swisher and Audrey Cooper for a conversation about the future of news. Towards the…
Published: Aug. 29, 2014
Length: 6 minutes (1554 words)
Submitted by:
@freshly_pressed 13 hours, 3 minutes ago
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Jerry Jones can't buy what he really wants
SOMETIMES A RIVERBOAT gambler doesn't need to be smart. He just needs to be lucky.Long after George Strait's last bow after his final song, Jones is behind his suite's long bar, splashing Johnnie…
Length: 10 minutes (2671 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 10 hours, 53 minutes ago
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Chavez, Matisse, and the Heist That Shook the Americas
U.S. Department of JusticeA decade after it was reported stolen, Odalisque in Red Pants was recovered by the FBI in Miami Beach. In the dark of the hotel room, the ultraviolet lamp ignited like…
Published: Aug. 27, 2014
Length: 24 minutes (6229 words)
Submitted by:
@MiamiNewTimes 2 days, 16 hours ago
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Our 9 Favorite Feature Stories This Week: A Leprechaun, Jerry Jones, And Rowdy Retirees
3. The Rise of the Post-Clinic Abortion — New York Times Magazine View this image › Emily Bazelon profiles an activist named Rebecca Gomperts wh
Source: BuzzFeed
Submitted by:
@BuzzReads 17 hours, 56 minutes ago
The Boy with Half a Brain
People, Religion Zionsville’s Jeff and Tiernae Buttars surrendered their son William to the most radical procedure in neurosurgery. The grim choice to remove a portion of his brain left…
Published: Aug. 26, 2014
Length: 19 minutes (4777 words)
Submitted by:
@PocketHits 12 hours, 51 minutes ago
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