The Top 5 Longreads of the Week [9]
Mother Jones guest blogger Mark Armstrong is the founder of Longreads, a site devoted to uncovering the best long-form nonfiction articles available online. And what better time to curl up with a...
Source: Mother Jones
Length: 5 minutes (1258 words)
Welcome to the Far Eastern Conference
On his first morning in China, former NBA point guard Stephon Marbury went to the lobby of his hotel to attend what his…
Length: 4 minutes (1247 words)
Mad German Auteur, Now in 3-D!
Today Werner Herzog has chosen to be interviewed indoors. Perhaps it's for the best. One of the more puzzling and improbable…
Length: 4 minutes (1024 words)
Here Be Monsters
A crewman on a commercial tuna-fishing boat was the first to spot it: something shiny and metallic in the water off the…
Length: 3 minutes (987 words)
Inside Al Jazeera
On a cold March evening in Manhattan, Ayman Mohyeldin rode in the back of a black Lincoln Town Car on his way to an…
Length: 3 minutes (933 words)
Just Desert
Above: Phil McDowell in Toronto, with the wooden boat he built himself. If you were walking down the street in Toronto and…
Length: 4 minutes (1237 words)
Destroying Detroit (in Order to Save It)
The massive twelve-wheeled demolition truck rumbles down the street and lures the neighbors out to gripe. It's not that the…
Author: Howie Kahn
Length: 4 minutes (1198 words)
Derek Jeter's Swinging Years
For almost two decades, Derek Jeter has spent his winters working out at the Yankees minor league complex in Tampa, Florida. He started these regimens shortly after moving to Florida from his…
Length: 4 minutes (1200 words)
American Marvel
As Captain America, Chris Evans transforms from a patriotic weakling to a Nazi-whupping weapon of mass destruction. Here, in a debauched adventure with our writer, he shows us how to go into the night, and just maybe take over the world.
Length: 14 minutes (3665 words)
Libya's Frantic Fight for the Future
Four scenes—and a series of photos—from the front lines of the revolution in Libya.
Source: GQ
Length: 3 minutes (994 words)
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