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14 Stories About Love: A Reading List
Revel in all the feels with these 14 (get it?) essays and interviews. A Valentine's Day reading list from Emily Perper.
Author: Emily Perper
Source: Longreads
Published: Feb. 14, 2016
People Keep Talking About 'The Establishment.' What Is It, Anyway?

A look at the rise of the term "the establishment," and what it means—especially in the context of the 2016 election.

Source: NPR
Published: Feb. 11, 2016
Length: 10 minutes (2600 words)
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week, featuring Charlotte Magazine, Tablet, GQ, Riverfront Times, and ESPN.

Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: Feb. 12, 2016
The Wow Factor
The story behind the complicated and bitter fight between owners in the NFL over which teams would have the right to move to Los Angeles and build a stadium.
Source: ESPN
Published: Feb. 11, 2016
Length: 24 minutes (6044 words)
My Last JDate

A three-part essay on Jewishness, cancer, and finding love in your fifties. (Read Part II and Part III)

Author: Esther Schor
Published: Feb. 10, 2016
Length: 37 minutes (9455 words)
Justin Bieber Would Like to Reintroduce Himself
Justin Bieber is not easy to talk to. Despite that, Caity Weaver is able to write a funny and engaging celebrity profile of the pop star.
Author: Caity Weaver
Source: GQ
Published: Feb. 11, 2016
Length: 21 minutes (5338 words)
Downfall

From the archives: Celeste Fremon's 2014 feature detailing former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca's fall from grace.

Published: Feb. 27, 2014
Length: 46 minutes (11665 words)
Getting Married in One Week Was the Most Romantic Thing I Ever Did
On romance, timing, and getting hitched.
Published: Feb. 11, 2016
Length: 7 minutes (1812 words)
When Doctors Took ‘Family Planning’ Into Their Own Hands

A new documentary, “No Más Bebés,” examines a hospital’s sterilizations of Mexican-American women in the 1970s.

Published: Feb. 1, 2016
Length: 7 minutes (1894 words)
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

How Jacqueline Susann feverishly promoted Valley of the Dolls into a major bestseller.

Published: Feb. 10, 2016
Length: 8 minutes (2123 words)
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