Wet Hot American Jewish Summer Camp
Josh Lambert on the Jewish heart (and humor) of Wet Hot American Summer and its recent Netflix revival.
Published: July 30, 2015
Length: 9 minutes (2440 words)
A profile of Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson. Says Wilson, "I’m not going to keep living in the past about what Ferguson did. It’s out of my control."
Published: Aug. 3, 2015
Length: 42 minutes (10715 words)
The High Life and Fast Times of Jim Dent
The story of an admired Texas writer, his life derailed by alcoholism.
Published: Aug. 3, 2015
Length: 20 minutes (5122 words)
Training Officers to Shoot First, and He Will Answer Questions Later
William J. Lewinski has become the go-to expert when it comes to defending police shootings in court, despite drawing conclusions that are unsupported by data.
Published: Aug. 1, 2015
Length: 10 minutes (2737 words)
The Minds Behind Diversity in Comics: A Reading List
The people interviewed and profiled in the following pieces–creators and critics who advocate for diversity and inclusion in pages and on-screen–are the real superheroes.
The VidCon Revolution Isn’t Coming. It’s Here.
Kids these days: Lawson goes to Anaheim, California to attend Vidcon, an "annual meetup of digital video creators, fans, and profiteers," to understand the growing market for young online content creators and the 16- to 22-year-old fans who love them.
Published: July 31, 2015
Length: 18 minutes (4610 words)
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
Our favorite stories of the week, featuring The New York Times, National Journal, New York Magazine, LA Weekly, and Curbed.
Rivers We Destroy: A Reading List
Rivers are forces of nature, but over time, humans have learned to harness their power and change their course — often for the worse. Here are four stories on how humans have changed local and regional river systems, and the disastrous and sometimes deadly consequences.
A Dream Undone
Why do Americans have less voting rights today than they did 50 years ago? Rutenberg examines how the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was passed to prevent the disenfranchisement of black Americans, has been gutted.
Published: July 29, 2015
Length: 43 minutes (10975 words)
Best of Enemies
Will intellectual combat ever top the televised 1968 debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley? New York Magazine's Jim Holt thinks not.
Published: July 26, 2015
Length: 10 minutes (2710 words)