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The Untold Story of the Insular Texas Family That Invaded the U.S. Capitol

Robert Draper | Texas Monthly | December 5, 2022 | 6,701 words

“The Munns became a national curiosity after five of them were indicted for participating in the insurrection. But the full scope of their malignant behavior is little known—including to the federal prosecutors tasked with investigating their crimes.”

How the 1% Runs an Ironman

Devin Gordon | The New York Times | December 6, 2022 | 3,770 words

“Inside the world of Ironman XC, which makes the endurance contest a little more endurable — for executives who can afford to pay.”

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

How rural America is failing migrants. The life lessons of soccer strategy. Moving on after the unthinkable happens. One house’s unsettling past. And a conversation between film icons. (Who doesn’t need more Nic Cage?) Welcome to our editors’ five favorite stories of the week. 1. What Happened to Rezwan Kartikay Mehrotra, Matti Gellman | ProPublica,…

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

From writing about climate disaster and catastrophe to pieces on sleep habits, hometowns, and the heyday of a digital media empire, these five reads will take you into your weekend.

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

This week we are sharing stories from Thomas Hale, Sam Edwards, Kim Cross, Jaq Evans, and Matti Friedman

Toothache, Bleeding, Farewell

Miljenko Jergović (translated by Mirza Purić) | The Baffler | November 17, 2022 | 4,783 words

“To this day I feel uneasy when summer rain starts.”


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