The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

This week, we’re sharing stories from Sasha Issenberg, Libby Copeland, Jamilah King, Berry Grass, and Dayna Evans.

This week, we’re sharing stories from Sasha Issenberg, Libby Copeland, Jamilah King, Berry Grass, and Dayna Evans.

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1. Divided We Stand

Sasha Issenberg | New York Magazine | November 14, 2018 | 25 minutes (6,466 words)

As partisan divides in the U.S. grow into partisan chasms, maybe it’s time for a trial separation.

2. Chardon, Ohio

Libby Copeland | Esquire | November 18, 2018 | 24 minutes (6,115 words)

Six years after a mass shooting at the local high school, Libby Copeland visits with survivors and observes various ways they live and cope with lasting trauma.

3. Jonestown’s Victims Have a Lesson to Teach Us, So I Listened

Jamilah King | Mother Jones | November 16, 2018 | 16 minutes (4,144 words)

“Peoples Temple was a hugely influential part of black San Francisco at one time, embedded so deeply that middle schoolers like my mom took time to check it out.”

4. Battle Vest

Berry Grass | Barrelhouse | November 19, 2018 | 11 minutes (2,904 words)

Berry Grass examines the barriers we build around our true selves and the ones that others erect for us.

5. Do You Even Bake, Bro?

Dayna Evans | Eater | November 19, 2018 | 21 minutes (5,300 words)

Bread-making wasn’t really in need of disruption, but that’s never stopped Silicon Valley before.