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Features How does that spark of creativity find its way to the canvas, the page, the dinner plate, or the movie screen? Inside the messy, maddening, and…
Stories tagged "Long Reads"
Were in a war with the firedepartment
Length: 3 minutes (859 words)
The Longform.org Guide to 9/11
Every weekend, Longform.org shares a collection of great stories from its archive with Slate. For a daily selection of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform.org or follow
Author: Max Linsky
Published: Sept. 9, 2011
Length: 5 minutes (1429 words)
The Reign of the One-Percenters
by Christopher Ketcham Published in the September/October 2011 issue of Orion magazine Photograph: William Steacy This is an early release of an article that will be published in the…
Length: 24 minutes (6169 words)
Tweet Science
OHHH MY GODA BIG JIANT SPIDER JUST CRAWLED ON MY PILLOW!!!!!! ARGHHHH OMG OMG OMG EWWWW OMG!!!!!!!!!!! …
Author: Joe Hagan
Published: Oct. 2, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (819 words)
Tweet Science
Twitter is building a machine to convert 140 characters on Barack Obama, Ashton Kutcher, narcissism, the struggle for human freedom, and Starbucks into cash—and quick, before its moment passes. Is this asking too much of even the world’s best technologists?
Author: Joe Hagan
Published: Oct. 2, 2011
Length: 25 minutes (6333 words)
Solitude and Leadership
My title must seem like a contradiction. What can solitude have to do with leadership? Solitude means being alone, and leadership necessitates the presence of others—the people you’re leading. When we think about leadership in American history we are likely to think of Washington, at the head of an army, or Lincoln, at the head of a nation, or King, at the head of a movement—people with multitudes behind them, looking to them for direction. And when we think of solitude, we are apt to think of Thoreau, a man alone in the woods, keeping a journal and communing with nature in silence.
Length: 23 minutes (5888 words)
At 154, a Digital Milestone
The Atlantic Media Company owes its name and legacy to the 154-year-old monthly magazine founded by New England literary greats like Ralph Waldo Emerson. But in October, the company marked a very…
Published: Nov. 20, 2011
Length: 1 minutes (471 words)
My Top Longreads of 2011
GQ’s Sean Fennessey: My Top Longreads of 2011 Sean Fennessey is the editor of GQ.com. (See more stories on his Longreads page.) I’ll try to follow a few guidelines for the sake of…
Author: longreads
Length: 2 minutes (745 words)
New York Magazine's Jessica Pressler
New York Magazine’s Jessica Pressler: My Top 5 Longreads of 2011 Jessica Pressler is a writer for New York Magazine. See her recent stories here. (Pictured above, inexplicably, with New…
Author: longreads
Length: 2 minutes (596 words)
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