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Glenn Stout Lives Way Up There
Images courtesy of Glenn Stout. When Glenn Stout, the editor of The Best American Sports Writing series, says he lives far "up there" in Vermont he means it. Stout warned me about how long the drive…
Length: 7 minutes (1875 words)
Like Any Normal Day
On a March day in 1997, Albert “Buddy” Miley was delivered by his younger brother Jimmy into the hands of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, “The Suicide Doctor.” Secretly, they flew to…
Length: 22 minutes (5689 words)
A Big Game: Acclaimed author Pat Jordan on the most important game he ever pitched, which was also his last
I pitched three years in the minor leagues for the Milwaukee Braves and I never pitched a “Big Game,” like the deciding game of a league championship, my 20th victory on the last day of…
Length: 10 minutes (2661 words)
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Top 5 Longreads of the Week
4. The Slow Death of Public Higher Education Aaron Bady, Mike Konczal | Dissent Magazine | October 22, 2012 | 17 minutes (4,436 words) How California's public university system went from "Master…
Length: 1 minutes (358 words)
Don’t call it a comeback: The Rejuvenation of Brandon Roy
Sitting in the sunlight on a corrugated metal bench Brandon Roy straightens his legs and looks down. There and there. He pushes the skin right below the kneecaps with his index fingers. No visible…
Published: Oct. 31, 2012
Length: 17 minutes (4489 words)
Branding Brooklyn
It's 9:37 p.m. on a late summer's Friday outside the modest housing project at the corner of Classon Avenue and Lefferts Place, in the gentrifying southwestern corner of Brooklyn’s Clinton…
Length: 14 minutes (3683 words)
Frank Shorter’s Feet: What happens when we meet our sporting heroes?
It’s not like I really thought I was going to marry Frank Shorter. But when I found out that we would be staying at the same house during the weekend of the 2012 TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K…
Length: 20 minutes (5156 words)
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