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Longreads' Best of WordPress, Vol. 2

Here’s the second edition of Longreads’ Best of WordPress! We’ve combed through the internet to put together a reading list of some of the best storytelling being published on…
PUBLISHED: July 23, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (976 words)

After the Fall

An Indiana University freshman dies at her first college party, and a student journalist explores who she really was:

In the days before they buried her, no one knew how not to come undone. Her roommate dropped out of school. Her father kept abruptly needing to leave the room. And her mother, who looked so much like her already, started wearing her daughter’s clothes. In the news and on campus, Rachael Fiege became known as the IU freshman who died at her first college party. The one who never even made it to her first class.

PUBLISHED: Dec. 11, 2013
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3650 words)

The Week’s Best Longreads for November 30, 2013

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PUBLISHED: Nov. 30, 2013

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Brotherly Love

East of the Tolly Club, after Deshapran Sashmal Road splits in two, there is a small mosque. A turn leads to a quiet enclave. A warren of narrow lanes and modest middle-class homes.Once, within this…
PUBLISHED: June 10, 2013
LENGTH: 53 minutes (13390 words)

The Week’s Best Longreads for March 2, 2013

The House of Pain Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker Can Eric Cantor redeem his party and himself?
PUBLISHED: March 2, 2013

How and Why Josh Eidelson Went From Being a Labor Activist to a Labor Journalist (Also: Labor 101)

Josh Eidelson covers labor for The Nation, Salon, and In These Times. We met for coffee and I asked him a lot of questions about his life and his work, and then also some questions about labor (what…
LENGTH: 26 minutes (6668 words)

Longreads Member Exclusive: 'A Catastrophic Failure of Prediction,' by Nate Silver

It was October 23, 2008. The stock market was in free fall, having plummeted almost 30 percent over the previous five weeks. Once-esteemed companies like Lehman Brothers had gone bankrupt. Credit…
LENGTH: 2 minutes (656 words)

The importance of being Francesa: The man behind the mike

The clip, all of 1 minute 23 seconds in duration, spread across the Internet with the speed and precision of a missile strike. In the 10 weeks after it was first posted on YouTube, it received…
LENGTH: 29 minutes (7305 words)