The Beatles on the cover of 'Rolling Stone.' Apple Corps Ltd. 2009 It was a cold January in 1969, and
PUBLISHED: Sept. 3, 2009
LENGTH: 3 minutes (825 words)
The young man stood at the front of Bus C, his ribs rising and falling with each breath. Before him stood about 20 members of one of the best marching bands in the world, Florida A&M's Marching…
Writer Lev Grossman: My Top 5 Longreads of 2011 Lev Grossman writes about books and technology for Time magazine. He’s also the author of the bestselling novels The Magicians and
(Part One of Two) He kept thinking that there had been a mistake, that he'd be out in no time. That the system, set into motion by some misunderstanding or act of malice, would soon correct itself. That was before the detective informed him of the charges, and before the article in the Ventura County Star. "Man held after woman found raped and tortured," read the headline, and there was his name, along with a quote from a police officer: "In 19 years of police work, this has to go down as one of the most brutal attacks I have ever seen."
PUBLISHED: June 26, 2011
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3542 words)
This, however, is not a story of my cooking, or the odd combination of freedom and thralldom it confers. It's the story of what — or who — inspired my decision to be my family's cook, gave me the will to do it, and made it both a practical and, apparently, a psychological necessity. It is the story of my mother — of my mother's cooking.