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Allegorical Frieze

During a trip to Chicago a chance meeting on the Michigan Avenue Bridge reveals tensions between a young man and his travel companions, in this essay by David Griffith. The first time I thought I was…
PUBLISHED: March 4, 2013
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2798 words)

explore-blog: Gay Talese’s outline for the 1966...

explore-blog: Gay Talese’s outline for the 1966 classic Frank Sinatra Has a Cold, one of the best long-form magazine pieces ever penned, written on a shirt board.  (↬ The…

Weekend Reading: Summer of Cycling

George Hincapie wins the 2011 queen stage into Aspen. Photo: Courtsey USA Pro Cycling Challen If you ignore the doping, never-ending sponsor trouble, and gender inequality, cycling can sometimes be a…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 24, 2012
LENGTH: 1 minutes (465 words)

Michael Phelps, Ryan Hall, and a Soccer Game That Really Counts

My favorite long story of the week is one that ran eight years ago: a profile of Michael Phelps, on the cusp of acclaim, greatness, and many gold medals. It’s about his swimming technique, his…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 4, 2012
LENGTH: 2 minutes (558 words)

Selected: Rachel Andrews on the Maze prison

By Karl Whitney. The Maze prison, from sitesofconscience.org The Mammoth aims to publish new non-fiction narrative writing, while also showcasing quality non-fiction narrative published elsewhere.…
PUBLISHED: July 30, 2012
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1340 words)

Long-form stories find place on Twitter

Published: July 25, 2012 12:01 AM EST Updated: July 25, 2012 12:20 AM EST Every few seconds, a black box appears in the top right-hand side of my computer screen alerting me to new tweets, mentions…
PUBLISHED: July 25, 2012
LENGTH: 1 minutes (470 words)