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Yvette Vickers, a former Playboy playmate and B-movie star, best known for her role in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, would have been 83 last August, but nobody knows exactly how old she was when she…
Length: 21 minutes (5296 words)
Linda Campbell was not quite 4 years old when her appendix burst, spilling its bacteria-rich contents throughout her abdomen. She was in severe pain, had a high fever, and wouldn’t stop…
Author: Joshua Lang
Length: 7 minutes (1760 words)
Top 5 Longreads of the Week
5. Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building Wright Thompson | ESPN | February 15, 2013 | 31 minutes (7,955 words) The former basketball star, at 50 and not ready to retire:"Once, the whole world…
Length: 1 minutes (268 words)
Is the Seller to Blame?
EVERY morning as she gets dressed for her accounting job, Leanne Sparling hangs her son’s military dog tags and a photograph of him in uniform around her neck. She wears the tags on the outside of…
Published: March 15, 2013
Length: 3 minutes (901 words)
The Touch-Screen Generation
Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. Thousands of apps appealing to kids just out of diapers are now released every year. Should parents…
Published: April 21, 2013
Length: 28 minutes (7175 words)
Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?
The Generosity of Key and Peele: To illustrate the work of Adam Grant and his theories on the benefits of helping others, we asked the comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to demonstrate…
Published: March 27, 2013
Length: 3 minutes (975 words)
The Hell of American Day Care
It was 5:30 in the morning when Kenya Mire looked down at her baby girl, Kendyll, who was curled up tight on a foldaway crib. “Night, night,” Kendyll had just murmured in her quiet, ser
Published: April 15, 2013
Length: 23 minutes (5818 words)
Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer
I used to believe that a mammogram saved my life. I even wrote that in the pages of this magazine. It was 1996, and I had just turned 35 when my doctor sent me for an initial screening — a…
Published: April 25, 2013
Length: 26 minutes (6533 words)
The New Republic
Needle drugs seldom make a city look pretty, but some cities are more disfigured by them than others. In 2006, when I first visited Tbilisi, Georgia, it had all the wrecked majesty of an ex-beauty…
Author: Graeme Wood
Published: May 7, 2013
Length: 14 minutes (3645 words)
Confessions of America's Best Drone Pilot
From the darkness of a box in the Nevada desert, he watched as three men trudged down a dirt road in Afghanistan. The box was kept cold—precisely sixty-eight degrees—and the only light…
Source: www.gq.com
Published: Oct. 23, 2013
Length: 4 minutes (1193 words)
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