The White Savior Industrial Complex
If we are going to interfere in the lives of others, a little due diligence is a minimum requirement.Left, Invisible Children's Jason Russell. Right, a protest leader in Lagos, Nigeria / Facebook,…
Author: Teju Cole
Length: 11 minutes (2961 words)
Anders Behring Breivik trial: the father's story
It is an unassuming bungalow in a nondescript village on the edge of a small town in southern France. An unmade driveway runs from the road between similarly recent modest villas to the bars of a…
Author: Jon Henley
Published: April 13, 2012
Length: 8 minutes (2145 words)
10 things not to say to someone when they're ill
'People really did feel the need to reassure me that my hideousness was plain to see.' Photograph: Illustration: David McCoy for the Guardian What no one ever tells you about serious illness is that…
Author: Deborah Orr
Published: April 18, 2012
Length: 8 minutes (2101 words)
Michael Phelps: it would be 'kinda cool to rewrite history' in London
Michael Phelps needs three medals at London 2012 to surpass Larisa Latynina's Olympic record of 18 set between 1956 and 1964. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP Swimming looks the most beguilingly simple of…
Published: July 21, 2012
Length: 8 minutes (2109 words)
Molly Ringwald: your former teenage crush
Molly Ringwald in Marina del Rey, California. Photograph: Barry J Holmes Molly Ringwald peruses the rack of designer clothing pulled in as potential attire for her imminent photoshoot, noting to the…
Published: Aug. 11, 2012
Length: 9 minutes (2265 words)
Generation boomerang: children who go back to mum and dad
‘They’re ridiculously supportive,’ says Gareth Johnson, with parents Carl and Eunice, and nephew Seth. Photograph: Lucy Levene After my sons graduated and left home, my husband and I adjusted. It…
Author: Hannah Booth
Published: Aug. 24, 2012
Length: 9 minutes (2269 words)
Judi Dench: 'I never want to stop working'
Judi Dench. Photograph: Francois Duhamel At one point sitting opposite Dame Judi Dench over a pot of tea at a hotel in Covent Garden, I find myself asking her if she has that recurrent dream, the one…
Author: Tim Adams
Published: Oct. 14, 2012
Length: 12 minutes (3027 words)
When Sienna Miller met Tippi Hedren
Escape from obsession: Sienna Miller and Tippi Hedren found they had much in common when they met. Photograph: Julian Broad for the Observer Last week Sienna Miller was starting to think about her…
Author: Tim Adams
Published: Dec. 16, 2012
Length: 9 minutes (2267 words)
Emma Carmichael
Emma Carmichael is the managing editor of Gawker. She lives in Brooklyn. The Best Thing I Read About A Woman Who Got Blamed For Everything The Woman Who Took the Fall for JPMorgan Chase, by…
Author: longreads
Length: 3 minutes (800 words)
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