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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

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

From Snow White to Snowman: A Disney Reading List

Here’s a collection exploring Disney’s more than 80-year grip on popular culture—the animation, the music, the princesses, and the parents killed off in the First Act.
PUBLISHED: June 19, 2014

Introducing Longreads' Best of WordPress

Authors and publishers on WordPress, submit stories for our new series.
PUBLISHED: June 5, 2014

A Reading List for People Who Never Want to Drive Again

Let’s be honest: Humans never should have been allowed behind the wheel in the first place.
PUBLISHED: June 2, 2014

Longreads Is Joining the Automattic Family

We will continue to serve this community just as we always have, and we can't wait for what's next.
PUBLISHED: April 9, 2014

Longreads Member Drive Update: 400 New Members in Our First Day, plus Digg Buys the First Group Membership

Yesterday, we asked for your help, and you responded. Thanks to you, we welcomed 400 new Longreads Members.

We’re now at 1,400 members—that’s great progress, but we’re still less than halfway to our goal of 5,000 Longreads Members. We need your help to keep spreading the word.

You can share your support on Twitter here.

We’re also excited to announce that the team at Digg has purchased a group membership for its staff! We’d like to thank them for their support.

If your company would like to buy a Longreads Membership for its employees, simply use our PayPal donation page to purchase them ($30/year for each employee), then email us with the names of your employees:

We’ll keep updating you on our progress, and thank you again for everything.

PUBLISHED: Oct. 15, 2013

Announcing the Longreads Member Drive: Help Us Reach 5,000 Members

My name is Mark Armstrong, and four and a half years ago, I created Longreads.

What started as an afternoon project has now grown into something much bigger—a global community of readers, sharing what they love, across both nonfiction and fiction. Along the way we’ve built Longreads into a trusted service that recommends the best stories on the web, and tracks down stories never before published online.

Our service is self-funded, built by four people (and many contributors) who have worked nights and weekends to create something we believe in.

Now we need your help to keep this service running. We want to make good on our vision to build Longreads into a truly global hub for readers, writers and publishers.

Today, we’re announcing the Longreads Member Drive: A new way for you to support this service and give the entire #Longreads community a stake in our future.

PUBLISHED: Oct. 13, 2013

Playlist: Richard Feynman and 'The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out'

"How foolish they are to try to make something." Here's the classic 1981 BBC interview highlighting the work of theoretical physicist Richard Feynman, "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out." You can also read Feynman's book of the same name.
PUBLISHED: July 15, 2013