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The Internet’s First Family
When the post about the Russian girls in danger went up at 5:09 p.m. on May 19, 2010, Kathrine Gutierrez didn’t see it. She had other things on her mind.Her husband had been out of work…
Length: 23 minutes (5991 words)
Submitted by:
@hunter_owens 10 hours, 43 minutes ago
58 SAVEs
How Dwayne Johnson rocked the film industry
It was 110 degrees in the Sahara Desert, and Dwayne Johnson was freezing. He was in Morocco in 2001 shooting his first film role, as the Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns, and he was sick as a dog.…
Source: Fortune.com
Published: Oct. 30, 2014
Length: 12 minutes (3036 words)
Submitted by:
@FortuneMagazine 9 hours, 21 minutes ago
40 SAVEs
How Canada has abandoned its role as a peacekeeper
Michelle Shephard - National Security Reporter Canada's role in UN peacekeeping missions has fallen off more sharply than that of any other developed nation in recent years. BODA, CENTRAL AFRICAN…
Source: Toronto Star
Published: Oct. 31, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2628 words)
Submitted by:
@shephardm 6 hours, 5 minutes ago
23 SAVEs
Shakespeare and Company: A Legendary Bookstore in Paris
Sylvia’s parents met at the bookstore in the late 1970s. Her mother was a painter from England. The couple married—George’s one and only stab at the institution. He was 67 when…
Source: lgrd.co
Length: 6 minutes (1536 words)
Submitted by:
@kbutterfield 14 hours, 32 minutes ago
17 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. The Horror Before the Beheadings…
Author: Longreads
Published: Oct. 31, 2014
Submitted by:
@wordpressdotcom 9 hours, 27 minutes ago
14 SAVEs
The Prisoners Fighting California's Wildfires
Demetrius Barr pressed his face to the window of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s van as it turned left off Little Tujunga Canyon Road. Instead of the sterile grays of the electrified fences, gravel,…
Source: BuzzFeed
Length: 23 minutes (5838 words)
Submitted by:
@sealln 15 hours, 34 minutes ago
13 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. The Horror Before the Beheadings…
Author: Longreads
Published: Oct. 31, 2014
Submitted by:
@longreads 10 hours, 4 minutes ago
12 SAVEs
Interview: Maya Rao on Spending a Month Working as a Cashier in the Bakken
Western North Dakota—at the epicenter of the Bakken oil rush—has become a new Wild West of sorts, where fortunes are made, sought and lost with alarming speed. Thousands have been drawn…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: Oct. 30, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2658 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 11 hours, 3 minutes ago
10 SAVEs
Could Mexico’s Missing Students Spark a Revolution?
A protester in Mexico City holds a sign saying, “Mexicans, when will you burn? When the disappeared are from your house?” Credit Photograph by Marco Ugarte / AP.
Published: Oct. 30, 2014
Length: 9 minutes (2263 words)
Submitted by:
@nxthompson 1 day, 1 hour ago
9 SAVEs
Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Always the Safest Bet
The Netscape creator turned Silicon Valley sage on why optimism is always the safest bet. It’s not hard to coax an opinion out of Marc Andreessen. The tall, bald, spring-loaded venture…
Author: Kevin Roose
Source: nymag.com
Published: Oct. 20, 2014
Length: 26 minutes (6715 words)
Submitted by:
@samarbirwadker 4 hours, 28 minutes ago
6 SAVEs
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