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Frank's Story at Runner's World
By painful but unequivocal choice, Frank Shorter possesses no photographs of the late Dr. Samuel Shorter, even though, of the 11 children in the Shorter familyfive boys, six girlsFrank, the second…
Author: John Brant
Published: Aug. 31, 2011
Length: 37 minutes (9257 words)
Rising sea level a threat to East
“Cities in the hot spot, like Norfolk, New York, and Boston, already experience damaging floods during relatively low-intensity storms,” said Asbury Sallenger, a Geological Survey…
Published: June 25, 2012
Length: 1 minutes (335 words)
SIRI RISING: The Inside Story Of Siri's Origins -- And Why She Could Overshadow The iPhone
The world got its first inkling of the quick wit that would make Apple’s Siri an icon during a packed press conference held before an auditorium of tech elite. "Who are you?" an Apple executive asked…
Published: Jan. 22, 2013
Length: 22 minutes (5555 words)
Weekend Reading: Cave Trolls
John Bauer's 1915 rendering of Outside's cave trolls. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Welcome to the 20th edition of the Weekend Reading! Obviously, the column existed before my arrival but 20 editions is a…
Published: Feb. 22, 2013
Length: 4 minutes (1092 words)
The Sex-Abuse Scandal Plaguing USA Swimming
There's a long history of men who stand at the helm of big-time sports institutions and direct the outcome of sexual-abuse or domestic-violence allegations to suit a team’s or an…
Length: 9 minutes (2375 words)
Essay Writing
We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in specific categories. Here, the best in essay writing. * * * Meaghan O’Connell Freelance writer,…
Author: Longreads
Published: Dec. 19, 2014
Length: 6 minutes (1579 words)
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