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My Childhood Friend, the ISIS Jihadist
We grew up in the same building, played football together, shared the same interests and have parents who come from the same place. But he became a foreign fighter in Syria, I became a journalist…
Source: mashable.com
Published: Oct. 15, 2014
Length: 19 minutes (4958 words)
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@robinson0405 13 hours, 9 minutes ago
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The Special Man
Anthony Davis can make basketball work in New Orleans, but first he and his team have to become one with their new home. Crescent City Books is one of those tucked away French Quarter gems that seems…
Published: Feb. 26, 2015
Length: 14 minutes (3611 words)
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@SBNationNBA 14 hours, 33 minutes ago
52 SAVEs
Kitchen Rhythm: A Year in a Parisian Pâtisserie
Frances Leech | Vintage | March 2013 | 14 minutes (3378 words) The Longreads Exclusive below is based on Frances Leech’s ebook of the same name, published in 2013 by Vintage UK. *** To…
Author: Longreads
Published: Feb. 26, 2015
Length: 13 minutes (3453 words)
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@longreads 15 hours, 28 minutes ago
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When your father is the BTK serial killer, forgiveness is not tidy
The FBI man knocked on Kerri Rawson’s door 10 years ago Feb. 25. She looked out from her tiny apartment near Detroit. He was holding an FBI badge. She almost didn’t answer. Her father,…
Length: 17 minutes (4406 words)
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@laurenmcamp 1 day, 4 hours ago
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How to Tell Your Children and Friends That Your Father Is a Serial Killer
Recently, Roy Wenzl profiled a woman named Kerri Rawson for The Wichita Eagle. Rawson’s life was upended a decade ago, when an FBI agent knocked on her door and informed her…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: Feb. 25, 2015
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@longreads 1 day, 4 hours ago
15 SAVEs
MC Jin's Second Chance
The Chinese-American rap artist MC Jin is the last act scheduled to perform on the final evening of the Orange County Night Market, a series of outdoor festivals inspired by the culture of strolling…
Source: BuzzFeed
Length: 15 minutes (3864 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 15 hours, 9 minutes ago
16 SAVEs
What Trains Can Teach Us About Public Space
Thanks to a travel grant and a discounted Amtrak pass, Danya Sherman recently spent thirty days traveling around the country by train, studying the public realm of long-distance rail travel.…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: Feb. 27, 2015
Length: 1 minutes (404 words)
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@ceitfianna 7 hours, 26 minutes ago
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How a Legendary Rock Critic Found a Home in the Comments Section of an MSN Blog
As for the awe he inspires himself, Christgau’s devotees are smaller in number these days than in his Voice years, but they’re still extraordinarily dedicated, particularly…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: Feb. 26, 2015
Length: 1 minutes (333 words)
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@longreads 17 hours, 28 minutes ago
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William S. Burroughs on Why He Stopped Taking Drugs
INTERVIEWER Why did you stop taking drugs? BURROUGHS I was living in Tangier in 1957, and I had spent a month in a tiny room in the Casbah staring at the toe of my foot. The room had filled up with…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: Feb. 25, 2015
Submitted by:
@longreads 1 day, 17 hours ago
9 SAVEs
The Holy Junk Heap
Adina Hoffman & Peter Cole | Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza | Schocken | April 2011 | 18 minutes (4,838 words) Below is an excerpt from the book…
Author: Longreads
Published: Feb. 25, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4911 words)
Submitted by:
@wordpressdotcom 1 day, 12 hours ago
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