The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week, featuring, The Atavist, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Outside Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine.

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1. Sunk

Mitch Moxley | The Atavist | May 23, 2016 | 50 minutes (12,528 words)

A Chinese billionaire's dream of becoming the next Steven Spielberg results in a big budget movie fiasco.

2. 13, Right Now: Growing up in the age of likes, lols and longing

Jessica Contrera | The Washington Post | May 26, 2016 | 12 minutes (3,178 words)

The story of a child in 2016, whose life revolves around her phone and social networks.

3. Ethics and the Eye of the Beholder

Katie J.M. Baker | BuzzFeed | May 20, 2016 | 21 minutes (5,303 words)

A federal civil rights complaint claims that prominent Yale professor Thomas Pogge, a leader in the field of global ethics, has used his influence to manipulate young women.

4. The Keyhole Seven

Grayson Schaffer | Outside Magazine | May 24, 2016 | 21 minutes (5,389 words)

In September 2015, a group of canyoneers were swept away in a flash flood at Zion National Park in Utah. Grayson Schaffer reports on the worst disaster in Zion’s 97 years.

5. Which Rock Star Will Historians of the Future Remember?

Chuck Klosterman | The New York Times Magazine | May 24, 2016 | 15 minutes (3,762 words)

What will the history of rock music look like in 300 years, and which artist best represents the entirety of rock 'n' roll? Chuck Klosterman makes the case for one musician.