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Longreads Member Exclusive: Something More Wrong, by Katy B. Olson

This week's Member Pick comes from The Big Roundtable, a new site for narrative journalism founded by Columbia University professor Michael Shapiro. And they're giving Longreads Members early access to a brand new story, which won't go live on their site until next week.

"Something More Wrong," by Katy B. Olson, is an in-depth look inside the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, New York.

PUBLISHED: July 18, 2013

Longreads Member Exclusive: The Faithful Executioner (Excerpt), by Joel F. Harrington

For this week's Longreads Member Pick (sign up here to receive it), we're excited to share an excerpt from The Faithful Executioner, a book by Joel F. Harrington, Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, published this year by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
AUTHOR:Editors
SOURCE:Longreads
PUBLISHED: July 11, 2013

Longreads Member Exclusive: The Skies Belong to Us (Chapter 5), by Brendan I. Koerner

This week's Member Pick is a chapter from Brendan I. Koerner's new book The Skies Belong to Us, the story of Roger Holder and Cathy Kerkow, who in 1972 hijacked Western Airlines Flight 701 headed from Los Angeles to Seattle. Koerner, a contributing editor for Wired who's been featured on Longreads in the past, explains:
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PUBLISHED: June 13, 2013
LENGTH: 24 minutes (6231 words)

Longreads Member Exclusive: Letter from Kufra, by Clare Morgana Gillis

This week's Member Pick is "Letter from Kufra," a story by Clare Morgana Gillis, first published in the summer 2012 issue of The American Scholar. Gillis, who was featured on Longreads for her report after being captured in Libya, explains.
PUBLISHED: May 29, 2013
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2733 words)

Longreads Member Exclusive: Someone Could Get Hurt (Chapter 1), by Drew Magary

For this week's Member Pick, we're thrilled to share the first chapter of Drew Magary's new memoir on fatherhood, Someone Could Get Hurt  (Gotham Books). Magary, who writes for  Deadspin and  GQ, has been  featured on Longreads many times in the past, and he explained how his latest book came together.
PUBLISHED: May 16, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2332 words)

Longreads Member Exclusive: Watch Dog, by Kerri Anne Renzulli & Narratively

This week, we're excited to share a Member Pick from Narratively, the New York-based (and Kickstarter-backed) storytelling site that launched last fall and has been featured on Longreads in the past.

"Watch Dog," by Kerri Anne Renzulli, will be published in a two weeks, and they were kind enough to make the story available early to Longreads Members. Renzulli, a journalist and Columbia grad student, investigates the difficult task of training guide dogs for New York City—and helping develop relationships between the dogs and their future owners.

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PUBLISHED: April 25, 2013
LENGTH: 13 minutes (3425 words)

Longreads Member Exclusive: Yellow, by Antonia Crane

This week's Member Pick comes from Antonia Crane, the Los Angeles-based writer whose work for The Rumpus has been featured on Longreads in the past. We're excited to feature "Yellow," a story about her relationship with her mother, about stripping, and about loss. The piece will be published in Black Clock #17, due out this summer, and it's adapted from her forthcoming book Spent. Thanks to Antonia and Black Clock for letting us share this story with our members.

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PUBLISHED: April 18, 2013
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2959 words)

Longreads Member Exclusive: After Visiting Friends (Chapter 1), by Michael Hainey

This week's Longreads Member Pick is the first chapter from the best-selling memoir After Visiting FriendsGQ deputy editor Michael Hainey's story of his father's death and his search for answers. Hainey was 6 years old when his father, newspaperman Bob Hainey, died suddenly, but questions remained about the circumstances around his death. 

We're proud to feature the book. Thanks to Michael and Scribner for sharing this story.

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PUBLISHED: March 21, 2013
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2542 words)

Longreads Member Exclusive: Jason Zengerle's First Assignment for Might Magazine

This week, we're thrilled to feature Jason Zengerle, a contributing editor for New York magazine and GQ  who has been featured on Longreads  many times. Our Member Pick is Jason's 1997 story on Michael Moore for Might magazine: "Is This Man the Last, Best Hope for Popular Liberalism in America? And, More Importantly, Does He Have a Sense of Humor?"

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PUBLISHED: March 15, 2013
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4685 words)