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The Rotten and the Sublime: A Reading List on Fermentation
Fermented products occupy a strange spot in contemporary food culture, being at once some of the most enduring staples of our diets — and some of the most faddish. From the fizzy…
Author: Ben Huberman
Published: Dec. 17, 2014
Length: 1 minutes (350 words)
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@longreads 9 hours, 54 minutes ago
43 SAVEs
The Rise of Extreme Daycare
In the garden of Dee’s Tots Childcare, amid the sunflowers, cornstalks, and plastic cars, a three-year-old girl with beads in her braids and a two-year-old blond boy are shimmying. These are…
Published: Nov. 10, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2686 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 5 hours, 9 minutes ago
30 SAVEs
The Hunt for El Chapo
El Chapo escaped from a maximum-security prison and evaded many attempts at capture, often hiding out in the Sierra Madre. Credit Clockwise from top left: Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty; Greg…
Published: May 5, 2014
Length: 39 minutes (9867 words)
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@richarddeitsch 4 hours, 32 minutes ago
24 SAVEs
Emptying the Tower of David, the World's Tallest Slum
CARACAS, VENEZUELA—The four large moving trucks idled outside the Tower of David as hundreds of people loaded up everything they owned: plasma TVs, stoves, mattresses, even a few pet parrots.…
Author: Boris Munoz
Length: 3 minutes (786 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 10 hours, 53 minutes ago
19 SAVEs
Exclusive: Giving Stephen Hawking a voice (Wired UK)
Marco Grob This exclusive article was taken from the January 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of…
Published: Dec. 2, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2733 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 12 hours, 54 minutes ago
18 SAVEs
The One-Day-a-Year Fitness Plan
Deyl Kearin takes part in the day's underwater rock-sprinting misogi near California's Santa Cruz Island.   Photo: Chris Baldwin
Length: 18 minutes (4538 words)
Submitted by:
@OutsideMagazine 18 hours, 7 minutes ago
13 SAVEs
The Samantha Power Doctrine
Can Power reconcile her ardent human-rights interventionism with the “composite calculus” that must guide American policy? Credit Photograph by Van Sarki
Author: Evan Osnos
Published: Dec. 22, 2014
Length: 50 minutes (12589 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 17 hours, 8 minutes ago
12 SAVEs
Sci-Fi Is for Everyone: Six Stories About Marginalized Groups in Science Fiction
Genre literature has power. Mainstream science fiction, historically, has a representation problem. (Why are there no black people in the future? Or, better yet, why is there only one black person in…
Author: Emily Perper
Published: Nov. 30, 2014
Length: 2 minutes (713 words)
Submitted by:
@bppfeiffer 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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The Trials of White Boy Rick The story of Rick Wershe, an infamous teenage drug dealer in 1980s Detroit who flew in kilos of cocaine and was arrested at 17. Still incarcerated, Wershe now claims he…
Published: May 17, 2014
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@Ambieno 14 hours, 20 minutes ago
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The World's Most Intense Fitness Program
Kokoro camper Peter Feer carrying Jon Hofius during a buddy drill.   Photo: Peter Bohler
Author: T.J. Murphy
Length: 14 minutes (3528 words)
Submitted by:
@mag48 13 hours, 6 minutes ago
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