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Length: 1 minutes (360 words)
Long Story Shortlist, First Edition
This is the debut of a regular feature: a collection of the weeks best long-form journalism published in The Times, as selected by our editors. We will also include one pick from The Timess archives.…
Published: July 8, 2011
Length: 1 minutes (457 words)
walking the boundaries of Tallaght
On a frosty morning at the end of last November, I set out from my parents house to walk around the edges of Tallaght: it was the day the government was due to announce cuts ahead of…
Published: June 21, 2011
Length: 14 minutes (3548 words)
Will Self: The trouble with my blood
Some time over the winter of 2010-11 I began to be gorged with blood or, rather, my blood itself began to be gorged with red blood cells, with haemoglobin. I didn't pay it much attention …
Author: Will Self
Published: Oct. 21, 2011
Length: 17 minutes (4406 words)
Long-form stories find place on Twitter
Published: July 25, 2012 12:01 AM EST Updated: July 25, 2012 12:20 AM EST Every few seconds, a black box appears in the top right-hand side of my computer screen alerting me to new tweets, mentions…
Published: July 25, 2012
Length: 1 minutes (470 words)
Michael Phelps, Ryan Hall, and a Soccer Game That Really Counts
My favorite long story of the week is one that ran eight years ago: a profile of Michael Phelps, on the cusp of acclaim, greatness, and many gold medals. It’s about his swimming technique, his…
Published: Aug. 4, 2012
Length: 2 minutes (558 words)
Weekend Reading: Summer of Cycling
George Hincapie wins the 2011 queen stage into Aspen. Photo: Courtsey USA Pro Cycling Challen If you ignore the doping, never-ending sponsor trouble, and gender inequality, cycling can sometimes be a…
Published: Aug. 24, 2012
Length: 1 minutes (465 words)
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Published: April 25, 2005
Bones of Contention
Eric Prokopi, of Gainesville, in the five-thousand-square-foot fossil workshop that he built in his back yard. Photograph by Richard Barnes.
Published: Jan. 28, 2013
Length: 41 minutes (10453 words)
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