A Psychedelic Murder Story

Hallucinogenic ayahuasca tea has long played a religious role in Brazil, but did it also contribute to the brutal death of a celebrated Brazilian artist?

Published: Feb. 27, 2015
Length: 15 minutes (3960 words)
Kelly Link Is Beloved, But Still Underrated: A Primer on My Favorite Living Short Story Writer

"Bear with me as I describe my own fandom of Kelly Link."

Author: A. N. Devers
Source: Longreads
Published: Feb. 28, 2015
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week, featuring Guardian US, Mother Jones, GQ, the Wichita Eagle, and Deadspin.

Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: Feb. 28, 2015
Burn After Reading

Meet the man who wrote and then disowned The Anarchist Cookbook.

Source: Harper's
Published: Feb. 27, 2015
Length: 18 minutes (4520 words)
American Deserter

Canada used to be the safest place for a war deserter to go, but for the AWOL U.S. soldiers who lost faith in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, it's where they are most at risk.

Published: Feb. 23, 2015
Length: 26 minutes (6680 words)
MC Jin's Second Chance
More than a decade ago, Chinese-American rap artist MC Jin was on the verge of success after signing a record deal with Ruff Ryders, the label that developed artists like Eve, DMX, and Jadakiss. His first album was panned. Can he make a comeback?
Author: Jean Ho
Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Feb. 22, 2015
Length: 15 minutes (3910 words)
Kitchen Rhythm: A Year in a Parisian Pâtisserie
An Oxford grad learns to navigate boiling sugar, sleep deprivation, and exacting pastry chefs with whom she can barely communicate.
Source: Vintage
Published: Feb. 26, 2015
Length: 13 minutes (3378 words)
Almost Famous

A profile of the legendary Robert Christgau, who spent three decades as the Village Voice's rock critic.

Author: Leah Carroll
Source: Deadspin
Published: Feb. 23, 2015
Length: 12 minutes (3050 words)
The Show Must Go On

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon on the anger and pain of performing with her then husband after their marriage had fallen apart.

Author: Kim Gordon
Published: Feb. 22, 2015
Length: 9 minutes (2265 words)
The Holy Junk Heap

Some 300,000 Jewish documents were hidden in a closet in Cairo for hundreds of years. They were discovered by the lady adventurer twins Agnes Lewis and Margaret Gibson and the legendary Rabbinical scholar Solomon Schechter. Here is their story.

Source: Longreads
Published: Feb. 25, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4838 words)
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