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The Tip of the Spear
In the mid-1980s, journalist Joel Sappell and a colleague began a five-year examination of the Church of Scientology that would ultimately produce a 24-article series. It would also change…
Published: Dec. 18, 2012
Length: 29 minutes (7418 words)
The Top 10 Longreads of 2012
9. The Semplica-Girl Diaries George Saunders | The New Yorker | October 8, 2012 | 35 minutes (8,979 words) A father uses his lottery winnings for an extravagant birthday party for his teenage…
Length: 1 minutes (283 words)
Beat By Dre: The Exclusive Inside Story of How Monster Lost the World
There's never been anything like Beats By Dre. The bulky rainbow headphones are a gaudy staple of malls, planes, clubs, and sidewalks everywhere: as mammoth, beloved, and expensive as their namesake.…
Author: Sam Biddle
Source: gizmodo.com
Published: Feb. 7, 2013
Length: 11 minutes (2849 words)
What Is a Good Life?
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/Art Resource Georges Seurat: Study for ‘A Sunday on La Grande Jatte,’ 1884 Morality and HappinessPlato and Aristotle treated morality as a genre of…
Published: Feb. 10, 2011
Length: 7 minutes (1886 words)
Weekend Reading: The Royal Family, Domestic Violence, and Burning Man
I was halfway through Hilary Mantel’s London Review of Books essay about the royal family when I emailed it to several friends under the subject line “Is Hilary Mantel the best writer…
Published: Feb. 16, 2013
Length: 2 minutes (612 words)
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Source: t.co
In the Footsteps of a Killer
Fifty rapes. Ten murders. Two identities. One man. From 1976 to 1986, one of the most violent serial criminals in American history terrorized communities throughout California. He was little known,…
Length: 30 minutes (7635 words)
Up All Night
Some people can’t go to sleep until late; others can’t sleep in. Both suffer “social jet lag.” Illustration by Nishant Choksi. Nathan
Published: March 11, 2013
Length: 12 minutes (3247 words)
My brother’s life, unraveled
My brother, Anthony, killed himself on a cool Thursday afternoon in April, a few weeks before his medical school graduation. He was 26.He was staying with our parents in the New York suburbs. On his…
Published: March 12, 2013
Length: 21 minutes (5470 words)
One of Us
These are stimulating times for anyone interested in questions of animal consciousness. On what seems like a monthly basis, scientific teams announce the results of new experiments, adding to a…
Length: 13 minutes (3453 words)
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