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Last month, Rolling Stone broughtthree of itsreporters to a Manhattan bookstore for a standing-room-only conversation about long-form journalism. The event was co-hosted by a hashtag. At the…
Author: Lois Beckett
Length: 3 minutes (937 words)
Amanda Hocking, the star of self-publishing, was sitting in the front seat of her Ford Escape earlier this spring when she spotted a messenger delivering flowers to her home in Austin, Minn. She watched her best friend and roommate, Eric Goldman, get the door.
Published: June 17, 2011
Length: 4 minutes (1010 words)
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The Ceiling
There was a sky that day, sun-rich and open and blue. A raft of silver clouds was floating along the horizon, and robins and sparrows were calling from the trees. It was my son Joshua's seventh birthday and we were celebrating in our back yard.
Source: McSweeney's
Length: 20 minutes (5067 words)
Simple Pickup: Are these the greatest pickup artists of all time?
I was sitting on a fold-out couch, wearing only my boxers, when Daniel's email popped up. There was no subject line, just a simple YouTube link. Over the next hour, I watched…
Author: Peter Lu
Published: Sept. 19, 2011
Length: 13 minutes (3299 words)
Off the Rack with Jesse Thorn
"Gentleman, we are about to eat like fucking kings. Well...kings of a very specific food group," says Jesse Thorn, public…
Source: www.gq.com
Length: 12 minutes (3057 words)
Maurice Sendak: 'I refuse to lie to children'
Maurice Sendak looks like one of his own creations: beady eyes, pointy eyebrows, the odd monsterish tuft of hair and a reputation for fierceness that makes you tip-toe up the path of his…
Author: Emma Brockes
Published: Oct. 2, 2011
Length: 7 minutes (1951 words)
Steve Jobs Was Always Kind To Me (Or, Regrets of An Asshole)
I met Steve Jobs while I worked at Gizmodo. He was always a gentleman. Steve liked me and he liked Gizmodo. And I liked them back. Some of my friends who I used to work with at Gizmodo…
Length: 7 minutes (1965 words)
LEARNING TO HUG Everywhere on television today people hug and burst into tears. It happens in drama a lot - but it has completely taken over factual programmes too. It usually comes at…
Published: Oct. 4, 2011
Length: 13 minutes (3302 words)
Whitey in exile
At least a twice a day, Carol Gasko would crouch on the sidewalk in front of her Santa Monica apartment building to feed an abandoned, tiger-striped cat while her husband, Charlie, stood by…
Published: Oct. 9, 2011
Length: 22 minutes (5610 words)
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