My Midlife Crisis as a Russian Sailor

“For a book project about 16th-century polar explorer William Barents, Andrea Pitzer needed to reach the remote Arctic island where he and his men came to grief. She booked passage on an expeditionary boat out of Murmansk, then headed north on a trip marked by unforgettable scenery, unexpected loss, and wild magic that changed her life.”

Source: Outside
Published: Jul 27, 2020
Length: 28 minutes (7,025 words)

Trump Revives a Shameful Tradition: Targeting a Minority Group with Crime Reports

The president’s executive orders and inflammatory rhetoric follow a predictable path.

Source: Longreads
Published: Feb 8, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,600 words)

What We Get Wrong About Hannah Arendt

The lessons we are drawing from her work may not be the one we most need to learn.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 17, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,500 words)

Enemy Aliens

The forgotten history of World War I internment camps, and the story of imprisoned Austrian painter Paul Cohen-Portheim.

Published: Dec 28, 2014
Length: 16 minutes (4,008 words)

Longreads Best of 2012: Andrea Pitzer

Andrea Pitzer is the author of the forthcoming nonfiction book The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov.

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Source: Longreads
Published: Dec 13, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (828 words)

Vanity Fair’s Bryan Burrough on writing narrative: “people are dying to put down your article”

Published: Aug 6, 2010
Length: 9 minutes (2,485 words)