Slither and Hiss: Four Stories About Snakes
This week, I’m sharing four stories about snakes and the people who love, hate, and tolerate them in equal measure.
Author: Emily Perper
Source: Longreads
Published: Jan. 25, 2015
Who Was the Marquis de Sade?

How the once-reviled 18th-century libertine writer became France’s most decadent cultural hero.

Source: Smithsonian
Published: Feb. 1, 2015
Length: 20 minutes (5000 words)
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
Our story picks of the week, featuring The Stranger, Oxford American, Next City, Politico, and Vice.
Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: Jan. 24, 2015
Science, Meet Journalism. You Two Should Talk.

Why science and the media need each other.

Author: Louise Lief
Published: Jan. 20, 2015
Length: 13 minutes (3398 words)
Thïs ïs thë Ënd
A glimpse inside the (supposed) final tour of Mötley Crüe.
Author: Drew Magary
Source: GQ
Published: Jan. 23, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4996 words)
How Listening to Music and Fighting with Susan Sontag Helped Me Cope with Chemo
An essay about dealing with stage IV cancer and developing coping techniques.
Author: Trisha Ready
Source: The Stranger
Published: Jan. 21, 2015
Length: 24 minutes (6152 words)
Wolflandia: The Fight Over the Most Polarizing Animal in the West
The wolves of the Northern Rockies have polarized people who either see them as a threat to ranchers' livelihoods or as a necessity for a balanced ecosystem.
Source: Outside
Published: Jan. 20, 2015
Length: 29 minutes (7310 words)
Invincible No More

A man battles an incurable brain tumor, surrounded and supported by his college circle.

Published: Jan. 1, 2015
Length: 23 minutes (5850 words)
How Paper Magazine's Web Engineers Scaled Kim Kardashian's Back-End
An in-depth look at how publishers on the internet prepare for an explosion of traffic.
Author: Paul Ford
Source: Medium
Published: Jan. 22, 2015
Length: 14 minutes (3500 words)
Finding Stories in Familiar Territory: An Interview With Miranda July
We spoke recently by phone about her relationship with her characters, the evolution of her work, and where her novel came from.
Source: Longreads
Published: Jan. 22, 2015
Length: 14 minutes (3540 words)
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How the CIA made Google
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, western governments are moving fast to legitimize expanded powers of mass surveillance and controls on the internet, all in the name of fighting…
Source: medium.com
Published: Jan. 22, 2015
Length: 43 minutes (10938 words)
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Slither and Hiss: Four Stories About Snakes
This week, I’m sharing four stories about snakes and the people who love, hate, and tolerate them in equal measure. But first, a haiku: Scary, beautiful Important to religion Slithering…
Author: Emily Perper
Published: Jan. 25, 2015
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Welcome to Winnipeg, where Canada’s racism problem is at its worst
Thelma Favel, Tina Fontaine’s aunt, can’t forgive herself for letting Tina go to Winnipeg. (Photographs in this story by John Woods) “Oh Goddd how long are aboriginal people…
Published: Jan. 22, 2015
Length: 23 minutes (5842 words)
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The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge
Consider the humble video game cartridge. It's a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it in, and you're playing a game…
Published: Jan. 13, 2015
Length: 18 minutes (4700 words)
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What the Web Said Yesterday
The Web wasn’t built to preserve its past; the Wayback Machine aims to remedy that. Credit Illustration by Harry Campbell Malaysia Ai
Published: Jan. 26, 2015
Length: 24 minutes (6123 words)
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Julian Barnes on Confidence and Calling Yourself a Writer
INTERVIEWER So you chose novel writing as a profession. BARNES Oh, I didn’t choose it as a profession—I didn’t have the vanity to choose it. I can perhaps now state that I am at…
Published: Feb. 4, 2014
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Doris Lessing on What It Means to Be a Writer
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Published: Nov. 17, 2013
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The Unlikely Roots of Solitary Confinement
In a perverse tribute to human endeavor, solitary confinement began as a reform. Thinkers in Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States in the late 18th and early 19th centuries imagined that it…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: Jan. 24, 2015
Length: 1 minutes (368 words)
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@longreads 1 day, 9 hours ago
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The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
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Author: Longreads
Published: Jan. 23, 2015
Length: 1 minutes (282 words)
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A week in the life of Toronto Raptors' Chuck Hayes
Monday, Jan. 12 With 20 seconds remaining in the first half, Detroit Pistons centre Greg Monroe grabs the ball on the left block. Chuck Hayes, the oldest Raptor on the current roster at age 31,…
Author: Eric Koreen
Published: Jan. 23, 2015
Length: 11 minutes (2859 words)
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