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Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of NATOs International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, works on board a Lockheed C-130 Hercules a
Length: 4 minutes (1174 words)
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Does Cybercrime Really Cost $1 Trillion?
Hans-Joachim Roy/ShutterstockThis story first appeared on the ProPublica website. Gen. Keith Alexander is the director of the National Security Agency and oversees U.S. Cyber Command, which means he…
Length: 5 minutes (1360 words)
Rotating drums! A $5,000 Persian rug! Quad sound! Inside ELP’s legendary 1973 Madison Square Garden concerts.
Here is a list of the musicians, artists, and other figures mentioned in this series, along with brief bios. When he was 14, and living in Brooklyn, Rob McDonnell nearly missed the ear-punishing…
Author: David Weigel
Published: Aug. 15, 2012
Length: 13 minutes (3371 words)
Your Weekend Longreads List on Ayn Rand
Wikimedia Commons, Seth Tisue/Flickr "I grew up on Ayn Rand," Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) recounted in a
Author: Dave Gilson
Length: 4 minutes (1121 words)
The Woman Who Would Save Football
The door to Ann McKee's office is a shrine to the human brain: artistic, scientific, and comic. An iridescent Andy Warhol carrying a Campbell's Soup can keeps company with a newspaper photograph of…
Author: Jane Leavy
Published: Aug. 17, 2012
Length: 18 minutes (4521 words)
Your Words Against Mine
A[1] man and a woman spend enough time together, this day is going to come. The way Jim Geary figured it, they'd had enough meals, seen enough movies, chitchatted enough already, so why wait any…
Length: 3 minutes (874 words)
Top 5 Longreads of the Week
Eradicating urban poverty was a priority for Obama when he was running for president in 2008, but it has not become a focus during his first term. A look at what still needs to be addressed, and the…
Length: 1 minutes (377 words)
Britannia Unchained: the rise of the new Tory right
Dominic Raab … 'People who are coasting – it should be easier to let them go.' Photograph: Sutton-Hibbert / Rex Features 'The talented and hard-working have nothing to fear," says Dominic Raab,…
Author: Andy Beckett
Published: Aug. 22, 2012
Length: 8 minutes (2185 words)
In suburbs of L.A., a cottage industry of birth tourism
USA Baby Care's website makes no attempt to hide why the company's clients travel to Southern California from China and Taiwan. It's to give birth to an American baby. "Congratulations! Arriving in…
Published: Jan. 3, 2013
Length: 3 minutes (889 words)
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