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@NaqKash 16 hours, 55 minutes ago
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NFL’s elaborate security network is supposed to protect league from trouble
Larry Wansley convinced himself long ago that three hours’ sleep is plenty. His thoughts kept him up anyway, but even if he did drift off, the chances were good that the phone — always next to his…
Published: Sept. 13, 2014
Length: 8 minutes (2169 words)
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@longreads 17 hours, 23 minutes ago
18 SAVEs
While Writing for 'Orange Is the New Black,' I Realized I Am Gay
I was underdressed the day we shot Larry's pivotal phone call with Piper for the first season of Orange is the New Black. It was 9 degrees on Fifth Avenue, and I wore New Balances and a pair of wool…
Published: May 21, 2014
Length: 6 minutes (1719 words)
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@longreads 14 hours, 8 minutes ago
16 SAVEs
Gene-Silencing Drugs Finally Show Promise
The disease starts with a feeling of increased clumsiness. Spilling a cup of coffee. Stumbling on the stairs. Having accidents that are easy to dismiss—everyone trips now and then.But it…
Published: Sept. 14, 2014
Length: 6 minutes (1589 words)
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@techreview 17 hours, 9 minutes ago
15 SAVEs
Lifetime Achievement
Luke and I were great friends. We studied documentary filmmaking together and after we graduated we had a fling. When he told me that he was not interested in a relationship, I pretended to be fine…
Length: 14 minutes (3669 words)
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@longreads 13 hours, 15 minutes ago
10 SAVEs
Wonder Woman’s Secret Past
Wonder Woman, introduced in 1941, was a creation of utopian feminism, inspired by Margaret Sanger and the ideals of free love. Credit Photograph by Grant Cornett The Wonder Woman Fa
Published: Sept. 22, 2014
Length: 31 minutes (7919 words)
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@RottenInDenmark 18 hours, 4 minutes ago
Just Who Is Bruce Rauner?
In Late April, Bruce Rauner requested a meeting with Jim Edgar. Nothing too unusual about that, you may think. Edgar, the governor of Illinois from 1991 to 1999, is one of the most revered…
Length: 23 minutes (5801 words)
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@ChicagoMag 19 hours, 24 minutes ago
Is this the end of Britishness? | Ian Jack
In 1951, a little-known Bengali journalist, already well into middle age and staring failure in the face, published a book that has since become a classic of Indian literature. Nirad…
Author: Ian Jack
Published: Sept. 16, 2014
Length: 21 minutes (5394 words)
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@dhume 1 hour, 55 minutes ago
Whoever Saves a Life
Their training came just in time. In the fall of last year, the momentum of the war began to shift in favor of Assad. After the regime killed over a thousand people with sarin gas on the outskirts of…
Published: Sept. 15, 2014
Length: 17 minutes (4460 words)
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@longreads 16 hours, 24 minutes ago
‘In Piper and Alex, I’d found a mouthpiece for my own desires’
The sound stage for Orange, where we proudly employ what has to be at least 64% of lesbians in the New York City metro area, is not a place where you can shy away from women or sexuality. And if…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: Sept. 15, 2014
Length: 1 minutes (254 words)
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@longreads 9 hours, 54 minutes ago
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