On Learning & Losing Language: A Reading List
Author: Emily Perper
Source: Longreads
Published: Aug. 30, 2015
When Prisons Need to Be More Like Nursing Homes

America's prison population is rapidly graying. So what happens to the growing pool of older, ailing inmates incarcerated in institutions that weren’t designed to serve as nursing homes?

Author: Maura Ewing
Published: Aug. 26, 2015
Length: 7 minutes (1805 words)
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week, featuring ESPN Magazine, GQ, Aeon, Wired and The Believer.

Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: Aug. 28, 2015
Beyond the Breach
Ten years after Katrina, Wright Thompson reports on the transformation of New Orleans, meeting with athletes, activists, community leaders, journalists, and legislators to get a sense of how far the city has come, and the difficult work that still needs to be done.
Source: ESPN
Published: Aug. 24, 2015
Length: 107 minutes (26875 words)
Homes for the Homeless

An illustrated look at Utah's approach to providing housing for the homeless with no strings attached. It's turning out both cheaper and more effective than other solutions, but why haven't other cities followed suit?

Author: Susie Cagle
Source: Aeon
Published: Aug. 28, 2015
Length: 14 minutes (3600 words)
Dov Charney Vs. American Apparel's Board of Directors

A look inside the 'conspiracy' that forced Dov Charney out of American Apparel.

Author: Jim Edwards
Published: Aug. 21, 2015
Length: 35 minutes (8860 words)
Searching for Sugar Daddy
A very blunt and humorous examination of the sugar daddy/baby dynamic.
Source: GQ
Published: Aug. 27, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4429 words)
The Downstairs Gays

John Sherman straddles the line between cyberstalking and innocent curiosity in this humorous essay about his fascination with the downstairs neighbors.

Author: John Sherman
Published: Aug. 13, 2015
Length: 9 minutes (2284 words)
Breaking the Mold
Social scientist Bella DePaulo’s research reveals a broader array of lifestyles—from our relationships to our living spaces—than many of us could dream up.
Source: Longreads
Published: Aug. 27, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4402 words)
The Meaning of Serena Williams
On tennis and black excellence.
Published: Aug. 25, 2015
Length: 13 minutes (3362 words)
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