Boys on the Side
The hookup culture that has largely replaced dating on college campuses has been viewed, in many quarters, as socially corrosive and ultimately toxic to women, who seemingly have little choice but to…
Author: Hanna Rosin
Length: 4 minutes (1119 words)
Beyond a joke: the truth about why we laugh
'Women couldn't care less whether their ideal male partner laughs or not – they want a male who makes them laugh.' Photograph by Getty Consider the bizarre events of the 1962 outbreak of contagious…
Published: Sept. 2, 2012
Length: 9 minutes (2461 words)
What Went Wrong At Marikana? by Alex Lichtenstein
Photo: Johnson Matthey  If the truth be told it is shareholders in London and elsewhere that are to blame. Profits are being made at the expense of workers and communities and with the help of…
Length: 1 minutes (411 words)
End-of-term report
NOT since 1933 had an American president taken the oath of office in an economic climate as grim as it was when Barack Obama put his left hand on the Bible in January 2009. The banking system was…
Published: Sept. 1, 2012
Length: 10 minutes (2599 words)
Computer Crime, Then and Now
I've already documented my brief, youthful dalliance with the illegal side of computing as it existed in the late 1980s. But was it crime? Was I truly a criminal? I don't think so. To be perfectly…
Author: Jeff Atwood
Length: 6 minutes (1730 words)
Transcript of Nate Silver’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit
Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight took questions Tuesday on the popular social news site Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” section. What follows is an edited transcript, with the questions and answers sorted…
Published: Jan. 8, 2013
Length: 14 minutes (3620 words)
The Social Ties That Unbind
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of commissioned essays for The World’s First Tumblr Art Symposium on Saturday, March 9, 2013.When I sent my first email in the…
Author: An Xiao
Length: 10 minutes (2623 words)
The Week’s Best Longreads for April 6, 2013
Big Veg Mark Bittman, The New York Times Magazine Yes, healthy fast food is possible. But is it edible?
Published: April 6, 2013
Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life Balance and Income Equality
My wife leans in. A year ago, after nine hours of labor, she received an epidural and immediately asked me to pass the iPad so she could send a note to work. I suggested that this time should be for…
Published: June 19, 2013
Length: 14 minutes (3638 words)
Reading List: The Writing Life vs. The Blinking Cursor
Emily Perper is a word-writing human for hire. She blogs about her favorite longreads at Diet Coker. Over the weekend, I attended the annual National Book Festival in Washington D.C. One of the…
Length: 1 minutes (295 words)
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