How a Parks and Recreation pitch becomes a joke, part 1: Inside the writers room
"Hey, guys!Did you hear about these new ideas the writers have for us?" Credit: NBC Are you a f
Source: HitFix
Published: Sept. 29, 2011
Length: 9 minutes (2370 words)
Tweet Science
Twitter is building a machine to convert 140 characters on Barack Obama, Ashton Kutcher, narcissism, the struggle for human freedom, and Starbucks into cash—and quick, before its moment passes. Is this asking too much of even the world’s best technologists?
Author: Joe Hagan
Published: Oct. 2, 2011
Length: 25 minutes (6333 words)
No Fungoes
2011 Year in Review, Sports Media Edition • January - Realtime sports news-aggregation site Quickish launches• February - Rob Neyer joins SB Nation after 15 years at…
Length: 5 minutes (1356 words)
In Search of Lost Paris
Gargoyle atop Notre Dame; from Yvon s Paris , a collection of postcard views of Paris taken in the early twentieth century by the photographer known as Yvon. The book has been published by Norton,…
Author: Luc Sante
Published: Dec. 23, 2010
Length: 15 minutes (3985 words)
Ultimate Fighting vs. math: no holds barred
Nick Diaz had the guy on the floor, crawling backwards like a scared crab. As he approached, muscles gleaming, mouth in a menacing snarl, the 9,000 keyed up fans gathered in Las Vegas for the…
Author: Leon Neyfakh
Published: April 7, 2012
Length: 8 minutes (2094 words)
Longreads
The God of GamblersMacau's rise as the new global gambling capital leads to complications for the Las Vegas casinos that have flocked to China for a piece of the action. Its differences are…
Length: 2 minutes (595 words)
The Last City I Loved #2: Paris, France
"Before I lived in Paris, I didn’t really understand how one could have a love affair with a city..." Rebekkah Dilts on Paris:

"Later that first evening, I walked back to my new home after drinking wine with friends on the Champs de Mars, the park that surrounds the Eiffel Tour. I was in disbelief at what seemed extraordinary luck and fumbled to get the strange hunks of metal which were my very complicated French keys to open the front door of the apartment. I twisted and turned in vain, and then suddenly, a hand on the other side of the door swung it open. A handsome young man with intensely blue eyes and an inquisitive smile was standing at the threshold. He was one of my host parents’ two sons: 28, a naval engineer who loved to travel, rock climb, discuss history and eat ice cream. Over the course of the next year, we would live across the hall from one another and I would quickly fall in love with him.

"He has a lot to do with my loving Paris, but I think my love took shape in him as a common representation–when set free, it expanded into so much more. It was connected to all the components of the city and that time in my life, one of the most intense kinds of love I’ve ever known. I pressed myself into his delicate antiquity, which was that of Paris–I breathed it, and I wanted nothing more than for it to take me in."
Published: April 10, 2012
Length: 11 minutes (2756 words)
Cocaine, Incorporated
One afternoon last August, at a hospital on the outskirts of Los Angeles, a former beauty queen named Emma Coronel gave birth to a pair of heiresses. The twins, who were delivered at 3:50 and 3:51,…
Published: June 15, 2012
Length: 30 minutes (7640 words)
I Was Wayne Gretzky's (Hungover) Linemate: An NHL Journeyman Picks The Wrong Night To Drink
To say I was a Wayne Gretzky fan as a child would be like saying that my brother has a small gap in his teeth. The Oilers were my team and Wayne was my idol. When Chris and I played hockey in the…
Source: deadspin.com
Length: 11 minutes (2856 words)
Carjack victim recounts his harrowing night
The 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur had just pulled his new Mercedes to the curb on Brighton Avenue to answer a text when an old sedan swerved behind him, slamming to a stop. A man in dark clothes…
Published: April 25, 2013
Length: 8 minutes (2180 words)
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