How Shake Shack Leads the Better Burger Revolution
A look at the growth of the Shake Shack burger chain, which is meeting the demand from consumers who want fast food with humanely raised beef and a staff well-trained in hospitality.
Author: Rob Brunner
Source: Fast Company
Published: June 22, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4817 words)
Bill and Doug Got Married

What a difference 10 years makes: Justin Heckert's 2005 Atlanta magazine feature about two men in Georgia whose marriage was not recognized by the state.

Published: June 30, 2015
Length: 8 minutes (2100 words)
How Colleges Stop Depressed Students From Returning To Campus

Some colleges have made it near impossible for students to return after taking medical leave for mental health issues. How can schools balance students’ rights with campus safety concerns?

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: June 22, 2015
Length: 12 minutes (3206 words)
Vagabonds, Crafty Bauds, and the Loyal Huzza: A History of London at Night

In the 16th & 17th centuries, “nightwalking” was a transgressive act in a city still on the brink of total nighttime illumination, but with complex implications depending on your social status.

Source: Verso Books
Published: June 29, 2015
Length: 40 minutes (10129 words)
Prison Born
Research shows that prison nurseries that allow babies to remain with their incarcerated mothers leads to lower recidivism rates for mothers and better outcomes for their children.
Author: Sarah Yager
Source: The Atlantic
Published: June 24, 2015
Length: 24 minutes (6245 words)
I Made A Linguistics Professor Listen To A Blink-182 Song And Analyze The Accent

A linguist explains the "California accent," and why pop punk vocals sounded so whiny.

Author: Dan Nosowitz
Published: June 18, 2015
Length: 12 minutes (3000 words)
A Chloe Caldwell Reading List
She’ll show you her demons if you’ll show her yours—her style is deeply personal, almost confessional, but Chloe never seems to write from a place of exhibitionism.
Author: Emily Perper
Source: Longreads
Published: June 28, 2015
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week, featuring Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion for the United States Supreme Court, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian and The New Republic.

Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: June 26, 2015
'I Don’t Believe in God, but I Believe in Lithium'
Jaime Lowe writes about her bipolar disorder, which has been managed by lithium pills for most of her adult life. She fears what will happen when she stops taking it.
Author: Jaime Lowe
Published: June 25, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4419 words)
The Death Doulas

A hundred years ago, dying in America was a far more intimate experience. A look at how the realities of death became so distant and industrialized, and the small group of women who are fighting to reconnect us to the process of dying.

Published: June 24, 2015
Length: 24 minutes (6050 words)
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Ray Bradbury, The Art of Fiction No. 203
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Jeff Sharlet | September 2014 | 12 minutes (2,802 words) 1. Snapshots Dunkin Donuts, West Lebanon, New Hampshire The night shift, for me, is a luxury, the freedom to indulge my insomnia by writing at…
Author: Longreads
Published: Oct. 1, 2014
Length: 9 minutes (2455 words)
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Tools of the Writer’s Trade: A Reading List
What are the stories behind our storytelling tools? 1. “Ungumming the Keys.” (B.J. Hollars, The Rumpus, September 2014) The author purchases a typewriter engraved with mysterious…
Author: Emily Perper
Published: Sept. 14, 2014
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Ray Bradbury on the Possibility of Science Fiction
-Ray Bradbury, in The Paris Review (2010). Read the interview Photo: devondevereaux, Flickr
Published: Sept. 6, 2014
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Turned Out
Alysia Angel, youth programs coordinator, Sacramento LGBT Community Center Alysia Angel was raised in Texas — The Bible Belt. When she was 15, her father caught her sleeping with her…
Length: 8 minutes (2218 words)
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The Red Firebird
I was born in this little bayou town in Northwest Florida, born in this very same house where I'm now living. My parents have died and my sister's over in Orlando working the tourist trade. I was…
Published: June 7, 2014
Length: 46 minutes (11657 words)
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The Answer Is Never
Sabine Heinlein | Longreads | April 2015 | 16 minutes (3,886 words) One time, when I was in my early twenties, I shared a hospital room with a mother of many. I had a skin infection that…
Author: Longreads
Published: April 2, 2015
Length: 15 minutes (3806 words)
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Why it's not easy being Jeremy Lin
Warning: This story contains explicit language.BETWEEN THREE AND a million years ago, after an increasingly intimidating series of meetings with literary agents, I resolved to write a book about the…
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