What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?
Regarded as perhaps the finest piece of sportswriting on record, the furious saga of Teddy Ballgame — from boy to man and near death — is an unmatchable remembrance for an American icon.
Source: Esquire
Published: June 1, 1986
Length: 7 minutes (1940 words)
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Source: t.co
The Truth About the World Trade Center, by Scott Raab
Ironworker Mike O'Reilly setting a steel column on the northeast corner of the 102nd floor, with the Empire State Building in the background. Published in the September 2012 Issue On this September…
Author: Scott Raab
Published: Aug. 20, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (937 words)
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Surviving the FallTen years later, Tom Junod revisits "The Falling Man." "Now Jonathan is buried in Mt. Kisco, next to his mother, who died in 2009. But Gwendolyn doesn't visit him there, because he…
Length: 5 minutes (1318 words)
9/11: The View From the Midwest
August 19, 2011 3:07 PM ET Displays of patriotism across the country; this house is in rural Maine. Joe Raedle/Getty Images This essay, by the late novelist David Foster Wallace, appeared in the Octob
Published: Aug. 19, 2011
Length: 5 minutes (1317 words)
If Only T. Boone Pickens Had Died
One morning in September 2007, billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens and 27 men and women gathered in the lobby of Oklahoma State University’s Gallagher-Iba Arena to celebrate that they…
Author: Caleb Hannan
Published: Oct. 4, 2012
Length: 10 minutes (2582 words)
When A Daughter Dies
Not too long ago, I wrote about my sister Linda, who passed away this summer. Nobody could love a daughter more than my father Michael loved Linda.  My father (who is a doctor) was realistic…
Source: Freakonomics
Published: Oct. 16, 2012
Length: 8 minutes (2161 words)
The Long Good-Bye
Fifty years ago this month, striking printers shut down seven New York City newspapers. The strike would last for 114 days and helped to kill four of those newspapers. “This was an absolutely…
Published: Nov. 30, 2012
Length: 23 minutes (5834 words)
Wired's Mat Honan
Mat Honan is a senior writer for Wired’s Gadget Lab. Best story about a monkey that’s really about the role of government that’s really about nature’s place in the modern…
Author: longreads
Length: 4 minutes (1235 words)
The New Yorker's David Grann
David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of The Lost City of Z and The Devil and Sherlock Holmes.   I am never sure how to choose the “best” story as…
Author: longreads
Length: 1 minutes (290 words)
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