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Shot by the Police in Albuquerque
After nearly every death, the police announced that the person the officer had shot was violent, a career criminal, or mentally ill. Credit Illustration by Oliver Munday
Published: Feb. 2, 2015
Length: 33 minutes (8445 words)
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@NewYorker 1 hour, 10 minutes ago
70 SAVEs
How the CIA made Google
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, western governments are moving fast to legitimize expanded powers of mass surveillance and controls on the internet, all in the name of fighting…
Source: medium.com
Published: Jan. 22, 2015
Length: 43 minutes (10938 words)
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@NafeezAhmed 2 days, 19 hours ago
34 SAVEs
Slither and Hiss: Four Stories About Snakes
This week, I’m sharing four stories about snakes and the people who love, hate, and tolerate them in equal measure. But first, a haiku: Scary, beautiful Important to religion Slithering…
Author: Emily Perper
Published: Jan. 25, 2015
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@longreads 20 hours, 24 minutes ago
34 SAVEs
Welcome to Winnipeg, where Canada’s racism problem is at its worst
Thelma Favel, Tina Fontaine’s aunt, can’t forgive herself for letting Tina go to Winnipeg. (Photographs in this story by John Woods) “Oh Goddd how long are aboriginal people…
Published: Jan. 22, 2015
Length: 23 minutes (5842 words)
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@MacleansMag 21 hours, 5 minutes ago
31 SAVEs
The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge
Consider the humble video game cartridge. It's a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it in, and you're playing a game…
Published: Jan. 13, 2015
Length: 18 minutes (4700 words)
Submitted by:
@pierauy 3 days, 23 hours ago
20 SAVEs
What the Web Said Yesterday
The Web wasn’t built to preserve its past; the Wayback Machine aims to remedy that. Credit Illustration by Harry Campbell Malaysia Ai
Published: Jan. 26, 2015
Length: 24 minutes (6123 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 18 hours, 53 minutes ago
19 SAVEs
Science, Meet Journalism. You Two Should Talk.
When I began my term as a public policy scholar at the Wilson Center last year working on the project “Science and the Media,” I ran into a journalist colleague I hadn’t seen in…
Length: 13 minutes (3307 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 2 days, 17 hours ago
19 SAVEs
Doris Lessing on What It Means to Be a Writer
-Doris Lessing, in the Paris Review. Read more on Lessing from Hilary Mantel in the London Review of Books. Read the interview *** Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Published: Nov. 17, 2013
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@longreads 4 days, 13 hours ago
17 SAVEs
The Unlikely Roots of Solitary Confinement
In a perverse tribute to human endeavor, solitary confinement began as a reform. Thinkers in Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States in the late 18th and early 19th centuries imagined that it…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: Jan. 24, 2015
Length: 1 minutes (368 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 1 day, 14 hours 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. How Listening to Music and Fighting…
Author: Longreads
Published: Jan. 23, 2015
Length: 1 minutes (282 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 2 days, 16 hours ago
8 SAVEs
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