The Mao Mango Cult of 1968 and the Rise of China’s Working Class

“Apparently, Mao didn’t like fruit. It was an easy re-gift.”

Author: Ben Marks
Published: Feb 13, 2014
Length: 8 minutes (2,249 words)

The Existential Conundrum That Is the American Waste Paper Basket

“Until I read Paradox, I had not considered the possibility that waste paper baskets could be imbued with paradox, but Legrand has convinced me.”

Author: Ben Marks
Published: May 4, 2015
Length: 8 minutes (2,060 words)

How One Magazine Shaped Investigative Journalism in America

Our latest story comes recommended by Ben Marks, senior editor for Collectors Weekly.

Author: Ben Marks
Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 5, 2014
Length: 28 minutes (7,181 words)