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The Police Are Still Out of Control
In the opening scene of the 1973 movie “Serpico,” I am shot in the face—or to be more accurate, the character of Frank Serpico, played by Al Pacino, is shot in the face. Even…
Published: Oct. 23, 2014
Length: 17 minutes (4382 words)
Submitted by:
@MarshallProj 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
22 SAVEs
Giving Up the Ghost
Ihad expected an austere, sanatorium-like atmosphere, with staff in crisp lab coats, the walls plastered with rules and bumper sticker–type slogans: Rehab is for quitters, maybe. Instead, the…
Source: thewalrus.ca
Published: Oct. 22, 2014
Length: 14 minutes (3587 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 12 hours, 48 minutes ago
18 SAVEs
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist. Sign up to receive this list free every Friday in your inbox. * * * 1. By Noon They’d Both Be in…
Author: Longreads
Published: Oct. 24, 2014
Length: 1 minutes (272 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 8 hours, 22 minutes ago
14 SAVEs
The essence of evil
In March 1945, Leatherneck Magazine, an official organ of the United States Marine Corps, published a brief, ostensibly humorous article describing a parasite named Louseous Japanicas. It included an…
Source: aeon.co
Length: 12 minutes (3036 words)
Submitted by:
@aeonmag 11 hours, 23 minutes ago
12 SAVEs
Chasing Bayla - Michael Moore's quest to save the right whale
Biologist Michael Moore had waited all day — really, all his life — for the whale to surface, the suffering giant he thought he could save, that science had to save. It had come down to…
Published: Oct. 25, 2014
Length: 27 minutes (6998 words)
Submitted by:
@AdrienneLB 6 hours, 26 minutes ago
10 SAVEs
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist. Sign up to receive this list free every Friday in your inbox. * * * 1. By Noon They’d Both Be in…
Author: Longreads
Published: Oct. 24, 2014
Length: 1 minutes (272 words)
Submitted by:
@moogie1818 7 hours, 25 minutes ago
7 SAVEs
Meet the Americans Serving Life in Jail for Weed
Finishing off the end of a joint, the DeLisi brothers slid into a 7-Eleven parking lot just off Sample Road in Pompano Beach. It was the end of 1974, and they were ages 30 and 38, full of New York…
Author: Allie Conti
Published: Oct. 21, 2014
Length: 4 minutes (1128 words)
Submitted by:
@MiamiNewTimes 9 hours, 13 minutes ago
7 SAVEs
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)
Submitted by:
@longreads 1 day, 7 hours ago
6 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)
Submitted by:
@longreads 1 day, 7 hours ago
6 SAVEs
Chasing Bayla - Michael Moore's quest to save the right whale
Biologist Michael Moore had waited all day — really, all his life — for the whale to surface, the suffering giant he thought he could save, that science had to save. It had come down to…
Published: Oct. 25, 2014
Length: 27 minutes (6998 words)
Submitted by:
@cmcloutier 9 hours, 7 minutes ago
6 SAVEs
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