The Last Days of Football

According to n+1, almost nothing is watched by everybody, but the thing that comes closest is the NFL. So why does the league have so many problems?

Source: n+1
Published: Jan. 29, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4250 words)
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
Our favorite stories of the week, featuring The New Yorker, Die Zeit, Jezebel, The New York Times Magazine, and Slate.
Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: Jan. 30, 2015
The Definition of a Dictionary

In a two-story brick building in Springfield, Massachusetts, a team of definers, etymologists, pronouncers, daters, typists and lexicographers are hard at work on the long-awaited fourth edition of America's premier dictionary. But perhaps their most important definition is still in the works: what should an online dictionary look like?

Source: Slate
Published: Jan. 12, 2015
Length: 44 minutes (11174 words)
The Fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland

Sasha Fleischman—who identifies as agender, neither male nor female—was set on fire by a fellow teenager while riding a city bus home from school. With the flick of a lighter, two families lives were changed forever.

Published: Jan. 29, 2015
Length: 27 minutes (6973 words)
Rush After 'A Rape On Campus': A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road
Jia, an alumnus of UVA, visits the campus during rush week after the Rolling Stone rape story controversy.
Source: Jezebel
Published: Jan. 28, 2015
Length: 31 minutes (7762 words)
Chasing Abbey

Doug Peacock reflects on the life of his friend and fellow author and environmentalist Edward Abbey from a trail high in the Himalayas.

Author: Doug Peacock
Source: Outside
Published: May 2, 2004
Length: 21 minutes (5250 words)
We Extend Our Condolences

According to the cruel logic of the state Crime Victims Compensation Board, victims in Oklahoma can be deemed responsible for their own murder, making their families ineligible for victims compensation benefits.

Published: Jan. 20, 2015
Length: 14 minutes (3600 words)
Long Live Grim Fandango
The inside story of how a beloved videogame sprang back to life. A Longreads Exclusive from Kill Screen.
Author: Jon Irwin
Source: Kill Screen
Published: Jan. 29, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4253 words)
The Rewards of a Literary Marriage

A profile of the writers Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne from the New York Times magazine, circa 1987.

Author: Leslie Garis
Published: Feb. 8, 1987
Length: 25 minutes (6450 words)
Wokking the Suburbs

On the rise of Monterey Park, California, and other suburban Chinatowns.

Author: Hua Hsu
Source: Lucky Peach
Published: Dec. 13, 2012
Length: 18 minutes (4670 words)
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