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Oh, the Humanities! A Reading List Pertaining to the English Major

"Majoring in English was both the joy and bane of my life. I struggled in the face of a Faulkner-heavy Southern Lit course, even though Faulkner remains beloved. I groused through Shakespeare. But I wrote my senior thesis on Michael Chabon. And I transformed my love for editing into a prestigious position on the college newspaper. My Lit Crit class—a notorious gauntlet at my college—introduced me to Derrida’s jeu and the revelation of feminist theory."
PUBLISHED: July 20, 2014

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week—featuring The New Yorker, Notre Dame Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Esquire and The Giddy Summit.
PUBLISHED: July 18, 2014

One of a Kind

Seth Mnookin reports the story of how one couple, Matt Might and Cristina Casanova, worked with researchers to diagnose their son's disease and connect with other families whose children also had the same genetic disorder. Mnookin's story also exposes some of the problems within the cloistered research community. We featured Might's story about his search to diagnose his son's disease in 2012.
PUBLISHED: July 17, 2014
LENGTH: 24 minutes (6198 words)

Dying With Dignity: A Reading List About the Right-to-Die Debate

Should patients suffering from terminal illnesses and unbearable pain be able to make the decision to end their lives? Helping the terminally ill end their lives is illegal in all but five states in the U.S. Here, five stories looking at the right-to-die debate.
AUTHOR:Mike Dang
PUBLISHED: July 15, 2014

Romance, Relationships and Religion: A Reading List

Emily's picks this weeks includes stories from Jewcy, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, and Religion News Service.
PUBLISHED: July 13, 2014

Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week: Featuring ProPublica, Esquire, New York Times Magazine, Fox Sports and Oxford American.
PUBLISHED: July 11, 2014

Taylor Swift Is a Music Business Genius: A Reading List

A brief guide to the music business, according to Taylor Swift: Featuring the Wall Street Journal, Planet Money and The New Yorker.
PUBLISHED: July 7, 2014

Reading List: Summertime and the Reading Is Easy

Five stories about summer from The New Yorker, The Rumpus, Flavorwire, The Paris Review, and Autostraddle.
PUBLISHED: July 7, 2014

Confessional Writing Is Not Self-indulgent

The author of The Empathy Exams on the power of personal stories.
PUBLISHED: July 4, 2014
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2696 words)