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