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Eileen Myles on the Excruciating Pain of Waiting for Love

An essay about yearning, and an affair begun at an artist colony.

Author: Eileen Myles
Published: Feb. 8, 2016
Length: 8 minutes (2077 words)
Life Below the Poverty Line in Banktown, USA

A searing, nuanced portrait of a single mother living in poverty in Charlotte, N.C.

Author: Lisa Rab
Published: Feb. 1, 2016
Length: 15 minutes (3769 words)
The ‘Wellness Craze’: Six Stories About Fitness
"Here are several of my favorite stories about fitness magazines, FitBit, yoga and athleisure."
Author: Emily Perper
Source: Longreads
Published: Feb. 8, 2016
The Birth of Boko Haram

Andrew Walker traces the growth of Boko Haram, from the tattered remnants of an Islamist sect to a relentless terrorist army.

Source: The Guardian
Published: Feb. 4, 2016
Length: 18 minutes (4595 words)
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week, featuring Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN,, The California Sunday Magazine, and Hazlitt.

Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: Feb. 5, 2016
The Plot to Steal the Color White From DuPont

How a Chinese corporate spy swiped plans for DuPont’s billion-dollar color formula.

Published: Feb. 4, 2016
Length: 15 minutes (3819 words)
Roger Goodell’s Unstoppable Football Machine
A look at the football commissioner and the group of billionaire owners making all the decisions behind the N.F.L.
Published: Feb. 3, 2016
Length: 25 minutes (6349 words)
How Winona Ryder Became the Face of ‘90s Nostalgia

Grunge-era Ryder might be the last great pre-internet icon. Will we ever let her move on?

Source: Hazlitt
Published: Feb. 1, 2016
Length: 35 minutes (8780 words)
The Noma Way

How superstar Danish chef René Redzepi created an entirely new restaurant in Australia, moving the culinary juggernaut Noma from Copenhagen to Sydney for a ten-week residency.

Author: Tienlon Ho
Published: Feb. 2, 2016
Length: 25 minutes (6372 words)
The Aristocratic Chef: An Interview with Daniel Le Bailly de La Falaise
In this exclusive, Cody Delistraty interviews Daniel Le Bailly de La Falaise about celebrity caterings and how true wealth is found in the freshest produce and simple food pairings.
Source: Longreads
Published: Feb. 4, 2016
Length: 14 minutes (3672 words)
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