How ESPN's Fear Of The Truth Defeated "Black Grantland"
An argument about why ESPN's tactic of appealing to as many people as possible ensured that a "well-funded black-interest site written and edited by blacks" could never exist within the company.
Author: Greg Howard
Source: Deadspin
Published: Oct. 6, 2015
Length: 15 minutes (3832 words)
The Passion of Nicki Minaj

Vanessa Grigoriadis meets the world’s biggest female rap superstar. (Love the ending to this one.)

Published: Oct. 7, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4762 words)
The 4 Types of Supreme Court Justices

According to legal scholar Cass Sunstein, America's Supreme Court justices can be divided into four categories: heroes, soldiers, minimalists, and mutes.

Source: Politico
Published: Oct. 4, 2015
Length: 7 minutes (1966 words)
An Oral History of Langtang, the Valley Destroyed by the Nepal Earthquake
In Outside magazine, Anna Callaghan and Rabi Thapa compile an oral history of Langtang, the valley destroyed by the Nepal earthquake in April 2015.
Source: Outside
Published: Sept. 28, 2015
Length: 21 minutes (5292 words)
Claws Out

How accusations of racism and a struggle for control tore apart the Atlanta Hawks regime.

Source: ESPN
Published: Oct. 6, 2015
Length: 22 minutes (5522 words)
Stop Sending Me Jonathan Franzen Novels

Barrett Brown reviews books from inside a federal prison.

Published: Oct. 7, 2015
Length: 10 minutes (2554 words)
The Politics of Poetry

The New York Times's poetry columnist on the intersection between poetry and politics.

Author: David Orr
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct. 7, 2015
Length: 18 minutes (4527 words)
Inside Michael Jackson’s Iconic First Moonwalk Onstage

Inside the 'Motown 25' special that made Michael Jackson a solo superstar.

Published: Oct. 6, 2015
Length: 13 minutes (3365 words)
Relearning How to Talk in the Age of Smartphone Addiction
Sherry Turkle studies how we relate to our devices, and thinks it’s high time we start talking to each other again.
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct. 6, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4263 words)
Wabash College Is Not for Everyone

The author reflects on his experiences attending an all-male college in the early '90s.

Published: Oct. 6, 2015
Length: 16 minutes (4070 words)
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