What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?
Regarded as perhaps the finest piece of sportswriting on record, the furious saga of Teddy Ballgame — from boy to man and near death — is an unmatchable remembrance for an American icon.
Source: Esquire
Published: June 1, 1986
Length: 7 minutes (1940 words)
How the GOP hopeful went from political flameout to fortune
Anyone who doesn’t believe in an afterlife must not live in Washington. Rarely, however, has reincarnation been so lucrative as it has for the man who now tops some polls for the 2012…
Published: Nov. 26, 2011
Length: 1 minutes (492 words)
Top 10 Longreads of 2011
6. What Really Happened Aboard Air France Flight 447Jeff Wise | Popular Mechanics | Dec. 6, 2011 | 17 minutes (4,253 words) A fatal human error, repeated over and over again, as the reader observes…
Length: 1 minutes (371 words)
Did This Man Really Cut Michael Jordan?
Length: 4 minutes (1025 words)
The story of the self
Memory is our past and future. To know who you are as a person, you need to have some idea of who you have been. And, for better or worse, your remembered life story is a pretty good guide to what…
Published: Jan. 13, 2012
Length: 8 minutes (2083 words)
The Bathrobe Era: What the Death of Print Newspapers Means for Writers
Today, April 30, marks the twentieth anniversary of my last day in the newsroom of a daily newspaper. In truth, my newspaper career was neither long nor particularly illustrious. For about four years…
Length: 9 minutes (2462 words)
When Illness Makes a Spouse a Stranger
In Love and Loss: Michael French has frontotemporal dementia, for which there is no cure or treatment. As his condition deteriorated, his wife, Ruth, had to move him to a nursing home, where she…
Author: Denise Grady
Published: May 5, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (891 words)
Portrait of the Artist as a Postman
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. For public distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, contact ccasey@texasmonthly.com for reprint information and fees. In July…
Published: Oct. 1, 2012
Length: 21 minutes (5350 words)
David Finkel’s ‘Genius Award’: Read his stories
It was easy for the Washington Post to cover the 2012 MacArthur Fellow “genius awards:” one of them was in our newsroom. On Monday, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Finkel, 56,…
Author: Maura Judkis
Published: Oct. 2, 2012
Length: 1 minutes (302 words)
The Case Against Parasitic Baby Boomers
CRESCENT LAKE, Ore.—My father taught me how to throw a baseball and divide big numbers in my head and build a life where I’d be home in time to eat dinner with my kid most nights. He…
Published: Oct. 4, 2012
Length: 16 minutes (4175 words)
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