Six thoughtful reads on why writers run.
Galloping Into the Abyss
Andres Beckett dreamed of flying over the crest, down into the long dark track of the Suicide Race.
The Ticking Clock of an Avalanche Rescue
“He watched as gravity took hold of the dislodged snow, sending it down the hill. The enormous white wall was sliding in his direction.”
Nine Longreads Stories Recognized Across This Year’s ‘Best American’ and ‘Year’s Best’ Series
These essays and features across science, food, and sports are worth a read.
A Bike Race, Family, and Loss
“We took turns sitting beside my dad and holding his hand. On the TV in the living room, the Tour raced.”
Getting Up When You Fall From the Sky
“Fear coursed through my veins. A horrible metallic taste, worse than bile, rose in my throat. The taste of terror.”
Longreads Best of 2020: Sports and Games
With leagues across the world undergoing cancellations for much of the year, 2020 has been an interesting one in the world of sports. Here are some stories that resonated with us.
Shades of Grey
In 2018, Floridians voted overwhelmingly to end greyhound racing, a sport they were told was archaic and inhumane. What if they were wrong?
The Endgame of the Olympics
What if the Olympic Games never come back?
‘Shots fired. Male on ground, bleeding out.’
When “Who gets to go jogging without getting shot?” is an actual question a society has to ask, that society is fundamentally flawed.