What Your 1st-Grade Life Says About the Rest of It
Lessons from a groundbreaking Johns Hopkins study of children in Baltimore: Researchers followed them through their lives and found that different factors (like summers off from school) contributed to heightened disadvantages facing lower-income children without a tradition of college attendance in their families.
Author: Emily Badger
Published: Aug. 31, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2694 words)
The Rising
Colorado residents recount surviving one of the worst natural disasters in Colorado history.
Published: Aug. 31, 2014
Length: 24 minutes (6189 words)
Stories From Writers From the National Book Festival: A Reading List
"We went to the National Book Festival for different things, but also the same thing: books and our love of them. Here are four essays and excerpts written by the authors I was lucky enough to see."
Author: Emily Perper
Source: Longreads
Published: Aug. 31, 2014
Can Jill Soloway Do Justice to the Trans Movement?

Taffy Brodesser-Akner profiles Jill Soloway, whose new show “Transparent” centers around a family whose patriarch comes out as transgender. Soloway strives to create a truly inclusive environment on her set, complete with gender-neutral bathrooms and a “transfirmative action program,” which favors the hiring of transgender candidates over nontransgender ones.

Published: Aug. 28, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2722 words)
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)
David Foster Wallace on the Costs of Becoming a Professional Tennis Player
-From David Foster Wallace’s “The String Theory,” published in Esquire in July 1996. Read the story Photo:
Published: Aug. 31, 2014
Submitted by:
@DuckDaBlackSwan 14 hours, 18 minutes ago
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Seeing past the jellyfish sting
Carbon capture and storage finally approaching debut August 22, 2014 by Beth Mole August 22, 2014
Length: 2 minutes (572 words)
Submitted by:
@ScienceNews 11 hours, 9 minutes ago
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What your 1st-grade life says about the rest of it
Dante Washington is employed, has a degree and his own home in Baltimore. He defied the statistics of a 25-year-long research project that was turned into a book "The Long Shadow" which centers on…
Author: Emily Badger
Published: Aug. 29, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2736 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 14 hours, 50 minutes ago
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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…
Source: m.smh.com.au
Published: Aug. 25, 2014
Length: 15 minutes (3975 words)
Submitted by:
@TimElliottSMH 2 days, 11 hours ago
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Saving Horatio Alger: Equality, Opportunity, and the American Dream
The American ideal of equality is based on the notion of equal moral worth, of an essential sameness among people (we are all semblables, in Tocqueville’s terms). The ideal retains some force,…
Length: 6 minutes (1564 words)
Submitted by:
@BrookingsInst 19 hours, 57 minutes ago
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Malaria control: The great mosquito hunt
Nature | News Feature Sharing From dogs to balloons, researchers are using unorthodox ways to find out where malaria vectors hi
Author: Emily Sohn
Length: 10 minutes (2638 words)
Submitted by:
@JohnsHopkinsSPH 20 hours, 29 minutes ago
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The Rising
Tim Brady wakes in his chair just after dawn. His lamp’s burned out and the map’s on the table. Tim goes to the deck, stands next to the hot tub. The river’s fogged in below, but…
Source: www.5280.com
Length: 3 minutes (815 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 16 hours, 38 minutes ago
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Did North Korea Kidnap an American Hiker?
The late Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un attend a military parade in Pyongyang.   Photo: JEnny5305/Flickr
Author: Chris Vogel
Length: 24 minutes (6004 words)
Submitted by:
@nxthompson 10 hours, 35 minutes ago
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Tim Hortons: Glazed and confused
To hear stock market analysts and industry gurus gush over the proposed US$12.5-billion merger between Tim Hortons and Burger King this week, one might wonder if they were hopped up on double-doubles…
Published: Aug. 29, 2014
Length: 18 minutes (4619 words)
Submitted by:
@MacleansMag 13 hours, 34 minutes ago
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Stories from Writers from the National Book Festival: A Reading List
Surrounded by thousands of people at the Washington Convention Center buying books from the Politics & Prose pavilion, taking pictures with Clifford, moving downstairs to sneak into a…
Author: Emily Perper
Published: Aug. 31, 2014
Length: 2 minutes (510 words)
Submitted by:
@tovahlazaroff 21 hours ago
12 SAVEs
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