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Longreads' Best of WordPress, Vol. 1

10 stories we love right now, featuring The Awl, Harper's, Grantland, the Washington Post, and more.
PUBLISHED: June 27, 2014

The Joys and Pains of Getting There (Kashmir to Ladakh by Bus)

Mind-spanning landscapes, Kashmir to Ladakh roadtrip. How a two-day 258 miles bus ride through Kashmir served as my price of entry to Ladakh. Each time he coughed, a fog of rancid death gripped my…
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3149 words)

OTL: Generation June

Enlarge Students demonstrated at Praça da Sé in São Paulo in June against a rise in public transportation fees, as anger swelled over the cost of staging events like the World Cup.…
LENGTH: 31 minutes (7769 words)

Chasing Alexander Supertramp Into the Wild

Chris McCandless (Credit: CJM Foundation / / Back to the Wild) Raised in Virginia, Christopher Johnson McCandless began his long journey to Alaska in the summer of…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 5, 2013
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1413 words)

The Death Dealer

When James Arthur Ray lifted the heavy tarp door and beckoned his devotees into a wood-frame dome, they obeyed. Tall and confident, Ray watched them enter one by one, more than 50 of them. Stooping…
SOURCE:The Verge
PUBLISHED: Dec. 4, 2013
LENGTH: 25 minutes (6264 words)

Typhoon Haiyan: A village drowned by the sea

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PUBLISHED: Dec. 1, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2498 words)

Top 5 Longreads of the Week + New Gift Memberships

1. Animals Were Harmed Gary Baum | The Hollywood Reporter | Nov. 26, 2013 | 28 minutes (7,075 words) An investigation reveals that the "No Animals Were Harmed" credit at the end of movies has come to…

The Celiac's Guide to Northern India

A huge part of my excitement over visiting Northern India was, of course, the food. Everyone I knew ranted and raved about dishes throughout the country, their eyes glazing over and unfocussing…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 25, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2344 words)

Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week, featuring The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, SB Nation, Priceonomics and Esquire, with a guest pick by Sasha Belenky.
PUBLISHED: Nov. 22, 2013