Book of Lamentations

In a collaboration between Longreads and Columbia University Journalism School’s The Delacorte Review, Michael Shapiro returns to Israel after 35 years to visit a grave and find a country.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 28, 2019
Length: 28 minutes (7,073 words)

Six Degrees of Aggregation

The complete origins story of the Huffington Post. How Arianna Huffington, Ken Lerer and Jonah Peretti first connected, and how they turned the company into a media empire, and now Pulitzer winner:

“In the course of a few hours, Peretti would watch with wonderment as Arianna Huffington eased herself from setting to setting, all the while making the person she was talking with feel like the most interesting and important person in the world, hanging on every word, never shifting her attention to check one of three BlackBerries. ‘I loved being a gatherer,’ Huffington would later say. ‘I don’t really think you can make gathering mistakes.’

“Peretti saw this talent through a different prism. ‘Arianna,’ he says, ‘can make weak ties into strong ties.'”

Published: Apr 16, 2012
Length: 39 minutes (9,931 words)