The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week, featuring Harper’s, St. Louis Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Fusion.

Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.
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1. Lost Girls

Sarah Dohrmann | Harper’s | Oct. 19, 2015 | 29 minutes (7,314 words)

Sarah Dohrmann on women and prostitution in Morocco.

2. The Big Comeback of Benjamin Hochman

William Powell | St. Louis Magazine | Oct. 16, 2015 | 27 minutes (6,863 words)

A narrative-driven, very human profile of a St. Louis sports columnist.

3. The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield

Daniel Engber | The New York Times | Oct. 20, 2015 | 43 minutes (10,985 words)

A tenured professor at Rutgers told a family she could help a severely disabled man communicate with them. Her relationship with him led to a criminal trial.

4. My Writing Education: A Time Line

George Saunders | The New Yorker | Oct. 23, 2015 | 16 minutes (4,201 words)

Why do our writing teachers have such a huge impact on us? George Saunders on early lessons learned.

5. Haunted by Hackers: A Suburban Family’s Digital Ghost Story

Kevin Roose | Fusion | Oct. 19, 2015 | 14 minutes (3,578 words)

A couple is terrorized by hackers over the course of three years.