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Wednesday, February 16 SNL in its grim twentieth season through the lens of first (and only) year cast-member Janeane…
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Is Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson the last, best hope for the American comics page?
Bill Watterson receives reporters about as often as Charlie Brown receives a Valentine. Long viewed as the J.D. Salinger of comics, the creator of the retired and still-beloved strip Calvin and…
Published: May 19, 2011
Length: 14 minutes (3550 words)
A digital subscription to the New York Review of Books
Our first Longreads Member perk: A digital subscription to the New York Review of Books …
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How Google Dominates Us
Most people have already forgotten how dark and unsignposted the Internet once was. A user in 1996, when the Web comprised hundreds of thousands of “sites” with millions of “pages,” did not expect to be able to search for “Olympics” and automatically find the official site of the Atlanta games. That was too hard a problem. And what was a search supposed to produce for a word like “university”? AltaVista, then the leading search engine, offered up a seemingly unordered list of academic institutions, topped by the Oregon Center for Optics.
Author: James Gleick
Published: Aug. 18, 2011
Length: 7 minutes (1908 words)
The Long Good Read
It was a balmy spring evening in Cannes. Arriving for the premiere of his latest film, The Beaver, Mel Gibson seemed anxious as he walked the red carpet last month, a little uncomfortable…
Length: 14 minutes (3737 words)
Hip-Hop Happens
Hip-hop, hibbit to the hibbit to the hip-hip-hop and you dont stop The moment this strange incantation bubbled up through urban airwaves in October 1979, the genie was out of the bottle. This…
Author: Steven Daly
Length: 36 minutes (9005 words)
Bill Murray links
There's a Bill Murray interview in the latest Esquire that has some good stuff. There's also a few parts that should have been cut. I'm not trying to be coy. It's just practical for me. When the…
Published: June 4, 2012
Length: 2 minutes (565 words)
Beyond the Matrix
On the monitor screen, Tom Hanks’s eyes, in extreme closeup, flickered through a complicated sequence of emotions: hatred, fear, anger, doubt. “Cut!” Lana Wachowski shouted. The crew on Stage 9 at…
Published: Sept. 10, 2012
Length: 28 minutes (7225 words)
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