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Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life

Chanel trails him, her chin high, her daughters’ hair freshly braided. It is a rare moment of belonging in a year of rootlessness. As the sun sets, Dasani and her family step out for some air.…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 8, 2013
LENGTH: 23 minutes (5901 words)

Orders of Grief

A memorial in Newtown, Connecticut.  (Photo: Emily Andrews) For weeks, nobody slept. On the first night after the shootings in December, Raul Arguello lay awake in his bed in Sandy Hook,…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 3, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (877 words)

In D.C., bullets leave another child fatherless

David Robinson's room was left untouched for months after he was killed. His mother, Evon Davis, used to preach to him, “You have much more potential than you realize.” The shoe rack in…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 15, 2013
LENGTH: 2 minutes (510 words)

Netflix, Reed Hastings Survive Missteps to Join Silicon Valley's Elite

Photograph by Bryce DuffyNetflix CEO Reed Hastings
PUBLISHED: May 9, 2013
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3848 words)

Top 5 Longreads of the Week

4. The Ghost Writes Back Amy Boesky | Kenyon Review | February 25, 2013 | 20 minutes (5,173 words) The writer reflects on her old part-time job—ghostwriting the Sweet Valley High book…
LENGTH: 1 minutes (309 words)

When the Spec Script was king

Once derided as “schmucks with Underwoods,” screenwriters saw their stock soar to seven-figure heights with the advent of the frenzied “spec”-script market. That bubble burst in 2008, but will the…
PUBLISHED: March 1, 2013
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4733 words)
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The Disaster Response Industry's Salesmen of the Apocalypse

(Corrects price for a case of FloodSax.) Thomas Prior for Bloomberg BusinessweekAn exhibitor tries out a hazmat suit in a decontamination shower at January’s International Disaster Conference…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 15, 2013
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2932 words)

OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Analytics issue. SUBSCRIBE TODAY » CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Five weeks before his 50th birthday, Michael Jordan sits behind his desk, overlooking a parking…
LENGTH: 31 minutes (7823 words)

Anatomy of a heroin ring

At first it seemed like just another senseless shooting in an already violent summer. A little after 4 AM on Monday, August 18, 2008, two men were fired on as they sat in a Mercedes outside the Rock…
AUTHOR:Mick Dumke
LENGTH: 27 minutes (6814 words)