Living With a World on Fire: A Reading List

It’s fire season again. So far, nearly 30 major wildfires have torn through 12 states. As this year’s blazes seem to reach their yearly peak, here are four stories about risk and resilience in the face of fire. They’re a glimpse into the lives of those who fight fires, those who flee them, and those who rebuild, literally, from the ashes.

Source: Longreads
Published: Aug 18, 2016

The Mystery of the Hardy Boys and the Invisible Authors

On the ghostwriting business model, and how it came to be.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 28, 2015
Length: 7 minutes (1,800 words)

The Man Who Beat HIV at Its Own Game for 30 Years

For 25 years, Kai Brothers, who is HIV positive, has been studied by AIDS researchers because he has been healthy and has never taken HIV drugs. Brothers now faces a vexing choice—a dilemma that mirrors a quandary for modern medicine.

Source: Nautilus
Published: Apr 30, 2015
Length: 9 minutes (2,480 words)

1964: A Sidelong View of Sports

New reading list by Daniel A. Gross: “Sports in the 1960s proved a rich arena for writers looking to flex their literary muscle, and Talese and Wolfe tried out unconventional sports writing while still kicking off their careers.”

Source: Longreads
Published: Nov 17, 2014

Latter-Day Saint

Maybe the hard road to self-acceptance is a road to God. A gay Mormon’s complicated journey.

Published: Jul 25, 2014
Length: 42 minutes (10,556 words)

The History of the Future: A Reading List

A new technology reading list by Daniel A. Gross, featuring Wired, The Atlantic and Esquire.

Source: Longreads
Published: Apr 15, 2014