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Jenny Diski: 1947-2016
Jenny Diski died this morning at the age of 68. Here are nine stories celebrating Diski and her work.
Author: Haley Mlotek
Source: Longreads
Published: April 28, 2016
Uncanny Valley

Anna Wiener on the hollow promise of San Francisco's startup life. “'I just hope this is all worth it,' she spits in my direction. I know what she means — she’s talking about money — but I also know how much equity she has, and I’m confident that even in the best possible scenario, whatever she’s experiencing is definitely not."

Author: Anna Wiener
Source: n+1
Published: April 27, 2016
Length: 25 minutes (6416 words)
427: Ten Years Without Jen, Twenty-Six With
Seitz, on the 10th anniversary of the death of his wife, describes where's he's been and what he's learned.
Source: Roger Ebert
Published: April 25, 2016
Length: 14 minutes (3619 words)
Re-examining Monica, Marcia, Tonya and Anita, the 'Scandalous' Women of the '90s
Marshall revisits some scandals involving women in the '90s and has us reconsider their stories: "All these women confronted us with truths we did not want to consider, and so we terrorized them, mocked them, abused them, and rendered them finally voiceless."
Source: Fusion
Published: April 19, 2016
Length: 15 minutes (3902 words)
In Florida prisons, mentally ill inmates are routinely tortured and killed by guards. Staff are often witnesses to the abuse but remain silent out of fear of retaliation, cooperating with security officials who they depend on for protection.
Author: Eyal Press
Published: April 26, 2016
Length: 31 minutes (7792 words)
An Exegesis on Spanking Fetishists
Jillian Keenan on her new memoir, which delves into her lifelong obsessions with spanking and Shakespeare.
Source: Longreads
Published: April 26, 2016
Length: 23 minutes (5803 words)
The Defenders
What does the future of legal services for the poor look like?
Published: April 25, 2016
Length: 25 minutes (6411 words)
How Lifetime Became One Of The Best Places In Hollywood For Women

A feminist history of the Lifetime channel, and their transition from “guilty pleasure” to a critically acclaimed home for groundbreaking television.

Author: Laura Goode
Source: BuzzFeed
Published: April 17, 2016
Length: 21 minutes (5279 words)
Millennial Women At Work: A Reading List
These stories offer a glimpse into the weird world of “professionalism,” how young women are expected to adapt to rapidly changing, innately biased work environments.
Author: Emily Perper
Source: Longreads
Published: April 24, 2016
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
Our favorite stories of the week, featuring, ESPN, New York Times Magazine, Boston Magazine, The Atlantic, and Tampa Bay Times.
Author: Staff
Source: Longreads
Published: April 22, 2016
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