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The NYC Cook Who Turned a Tiny Food Cart Into His Biggest Dream
NEW YORK, New York — On a hot Friday afternoon, a herd of customers flank both sides of the food cart, waiting on their South Indian fare. The phone rings loudly with takeout orders. Yet New…
Source: mashable.com
Published: Oct. 19, 2014
Length: 8 minutes (2062 words)
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@quzysyroryk 1 day, 1 hour ago
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Poor teeth
I am bone of the bone of them that live in trailer homes. I grew up next to Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett, the hostile former drug addict from the prison TV drama Orange Is the New…
Author: Sarah Smarsh
Source: aeon.co
Length: 14 minutes (3591 words)
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@longreads 13 hours, 21 minutes ago
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The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed
A contractor at the Manila office of TaskUs, a firm that provides content moderation services to U.S. tech companies. Moises Saman/Magnum The campuses of the tech industry are famous for their lavish…
Author: Adrian Chen
Published: Oct. 23, 2014
Length: 13 minutes (3353 words)
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@longreads 16 hours, 48 minutes ago
30 SAVEs
Famous Cases of Journalistic Fraud: A Reading List
Washington Post Investigation of Janet Cooke’s Fabrications Bill Green | Washington Post Ombudsman | April 19, 1981 In 1980, Janet Cooke made up a story about an 8-year-old heroin addict, won…
Author: Mike
Published: Jan. 22, 2014
Length: 7 minutes (1846 words)
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@longreads 13 hours, 19 minutes ago
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The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” at dawn on the day of the naming ceremony, Sept. 26, 2014. Photo by Christopher Woodcock Early on a September morning, we drove through hard rain over Donner Pass. In…
Length: 16 minutes (4161 words)
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@dankois 17 hours, 27 minutes ago
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When island nations drown, who owns their seas?
Over the past several years, it’s become clear that one of the starkest potential effects of climate change is the existential threat that rising oceans pose to the world’s low-lying…
Author: Latif Nasser
Published: Oct. 18, 2014
Length: 8 minutes (2080 words)
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@longreads 14 hours, 58 minutes ago
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'Can You Say...Hero?' A Profile of Mr. Rogers
ONCE UPON A TIME, a little boy loved a stuffed animal whose name was Old Rabbit. It was so old, in fact, that it was really an unstuffed animal; so old that even back then, with the little boy's…
Length: 31 minutes (7974 words)
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@iloverobbyr 18 hours, 24 minutes ago
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Poor teeth
I am bone of the bone of them that live in trailer homes. I grew up next to Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett, the hostile former drug addict from the prison TV drama Orange Is the New…
Author: Sarah Smarsh
Source: aeon.co
Length: 14 minutes (3590 words)
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@aeonmag 17 hours, 28 minutes ago
10 SAVEs
Surveillance, intelligence and accountability: an Australian story
Watchdogs: the size and powers of the intelligence agencies have grown exponentially since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks . Photo: Andrew Taylor Of all the responsibilities of the…
Source: m.afr.com
Length: 20 minutes (5036 words)
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@ben_hr 10 hours, 56 minutes ago
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Bash Mitzvahs!
One Dalton School mother counts her blessings every day that her son survived seventh grade and made it into eighth. His problem wasn’t his school’s strenuous academic curriculum, or a…
Source: nymag.com
Published: Oct. 23, 2014
Length: 3 minutes (826 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 20 hours, 28 minutes ago
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