Fandom gets at our most human urges: to share the things we love with others, to seek community among like-minded peers, especially at a time when we are all still too far apart.
What We Remember: A Reading List on Archives
Why do we keep what we keep — and who decides? An archivist digs and collects longreads on how objects and materials shape public memory.
Shamrocks Not Required: A Reading List on Modern Ireland
Eight stories to complicate your clichéd idea of Ireland.
How to Save True Crime: A Reading List of Wrongful Conviction Stories
Stories about wrongful convictions open our eyes to systemic injustices in the U.S. court system. Maurice Chammah, a staff writer at The Marshall Project, compiles his recommended longreads within the genre.
What We Wear: A Reading List on Fashion and Our Complex Relationship to Clothes
Getting dressed isn’t a low-stakes activity.
Becoming Human Again: A Reading List for the Extremely Offline
Think it’s time to get off social media? Then this is the reading list for you.
Let Go of Your Ego: A Reading List on Brian Wilson and “Pet Sounds”
Let’s go away for awhile and reflect on the genius of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys’ 1966 album “Pet Sounds.” Wouldn’t it be nice?
The Sounds of Silence: A Reading List About Listening to Nature
Kindling a new awareness of the outdoors wasn’t something the author predicted, but it brought a host of realizations — including the discovery of these five thoughtful longreads.
Disappearing Language: A Reading List on Losing Your Native Tongue
Powerful reads on which language comes first, second, or even third.
Gone For a Hike: A Reading List on Wilderness and Survival
Five captivating reads on adventures you never want to have.