When Susan Potter died of pneumonia at the age of 87, she donated her body to the Visible Human Project so it could be sliced and photographed. The images would be digitized and used to create a virtual cadaver that medical students could use to dissect and reassemble with the stroke of a few keys.
CBS Paid the Actress Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million to Settle Harassment Claims
Eliza Dushku is an actress best known for her recurring role on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and was repeatedly harassed by her co-star, Michael Weatherly, on the CBS series “Bull.” She believes she faced retaliation after she complained, and was written off the show. Investigators who looked into the case said Dushku’s story was emblematic […]
150 Minutes of Hell
A harrowing and heartbreaking reconstruction of a deadly fire tornado that tore through Redding, California during the Carr Fire earlier this summer. The fire killed eight people and ruined more than 1,000 homes.
‘If Bobbie Talks, I’m Finished’: How Les Moonves Tried to Silence an Accuser
Text messages between Les Moonves and a struggling Hollywood manager named Marv Dauer reveal how the two men traded favors to cover up a sexual assault allegation. Moonves directed Dauer to delete the messages to cover his tracks. Dauer insists he was doing whatever he could to get parts for his clients.
Stan Lee: 1922-2018
Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel comics, has died at the age of 95.
When 34-year-old Laura Levis began having an asthma attack, she went to a nearby hospital to save herself but was unable to locate an open entrance. She lost consciousness just outside the emergency room and died seven days later. Her husband, Peter DeMarco, set out to determine why this happened and discovered a series of […]
Thank You for Making the 2018 Member Drive a Success
Thanks to the incredible generosity of our readers, we received $30,391 in contributions and membership subscriptions.
What the Hell Happened to Darius Miles?
The former NBA player opens up about his mental health issues and shares some stories about what it was like to be an 18-year-old meeting Michael Jordan and suddenly earning millions in Los Angeles.
Announcing the 2018 Longreads Member Drive
Today we’re launching the 2018 Longreads Member Drive with the goal of raising $50,000 from readers by November 2.
Why You Can’t Stop Looking at Other People’s Screens
In an age when more than 80 percent of the American population carry portable screens, we can’t help but look over.