Nerd Cruise

An essay about what 800 nerds on a fan cruise taught the writer about life, the universe and snorkeling.

Author: Adam Rogers
Source: Wired
Published: Dec. 19, 2014
Length: 24 minutes (6000 words)
Ground Truth

In a neglected Florida cemetery, a search for the lost boys of a brutal reformatory school and the reasons why they died.

Published: Dec. 18, 2014
Length: 26 minutes (6568 words)
Longreads Best of 2014: Business Writing
This year's best in business writing as chosen by Max Chafkin, Burt Helm, and the staff at Longreads.
Source: Longreads
Published: Dec. 21, 2014
I Kissed Christianity Goodbye: Four Stories About Leaving Religion
I want to honor the stories of women who left religion (the Christian faith, in particular), and these are four thoughtful, poetic meditations.
Author: Emily Perper
Source: Longreads
Published: Dec. 21, 2014
Salute to a Son
After the death of his son in Afghanistan, a father finds solace in the G.I. Joe hobby he shared with his son.
Author: Marc Ramirez
Published: Dec. 20, 2014
Length: 12 minutes (3203 words)
Left Behind

Nearly 500,000 fewer Americans will pass the GED in 2014 after a major overhaul to the test. Why? And who will be hurt the most?

Published: Dec. 17, 2014
Length: 20 minutes (5100 words)
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
Our favorite stories of the week, featuring The New Yorker, California Sunday Magazine, New York Times Magazine, MIT Technology Review, and Next City.
Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: Dec. 19, 2014
The Writer Runner

Enter the world of literary sensation and dedicated runner Jamie Quatro. For her, running is essential not just to her writing process but also the themes of her work.

Published: Dec. 18, 2014
Length: 20 minutes (5000 words)
The Disappeared
"This is what we know. The police, aided by gunmen, killed three people, wounded more than 20, and disappeared 43."
Author: John Gibler
Published: Dec. 19, 2014
Length: 24 minutes (6043 words)
The Fierce Life and Too-Soon Death of My Unlikely Cuban Friends

As the diplomatic freeze comes to an end, Ian Gordon reflects on his unlikely friendship with two Cuban men.

Author: Ian Gordon
Source: Mother Jones
Published: Dec. 18, 2014
Length: 8 minutes (2189 words)
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