The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

This week, we’re sharing stories from C.J. Chivers, David Ewing Duncan, Steve Silberman, Anna Wiener, and David Marchese.

This week, we’re sharing stories from C.J. Chivers, David Ewing Duncan, Steve Silberman, Anna Wiener, and David Marchese.

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1. War Without End

C.J. Chivers | The New York Times Magazine | August 7, 2018 | 45 minutes (11,261 words)

“The Pentagon’s failed campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan left a generation of soldiers with little to fight for but one another.”

2. Inside the Very Big, Very Controversial Business of Dog Cloning

David Ewing Duncan | Vanity Fair | August 7, 2018 | 17 minutes (4,352 words)

“Barbra Streisand is not alone. At a South Korean laboratory, a once-disgraced doctor is replicating hundreds of deceased pets for the rich and famous. It’s made for more than a few questions of bioethics.”

3. Broken Time

Steve Silberman | The Believer | August 1, 2018 | 24 minutes (6,184 words)

Steve Silberman’s deep-dive into Bill Evans, one of the most enigmatic figures in jazz, is a fantastic read that examines the intersection of what happens when virtuosic talent inexplicably falls short. Silberman also probes his own obsession with ‘Nardis,’ a complex arrangement which Miles Davis, who employed Evans as a member of his sextet, said the pianist could play “the way it was meant to be played.”

4. What It’s Like to Wallow in Your Own Facebook Data

Anna Wiener | The Atlantic | August 8, 2018 | 6 minutes (1,513 words)

Anna Wiener explores what 13 years of the data she’s given Facebook can give back to her.

5. In Conversation: Kathleen Turner

David Marchese | Vulture | August 7, 2018 | 21 minutes (5,400 words)

“I never really studied acting… In fact, the master classes I do, my course is called Practical Acting. You shut up and do it.”