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Voices On Addiction: Speaking Ill Of The Dead

Juliane Bergmann | The Rumpus | May 26th, 2023 | 3,779 words

“It’s easier to be angry at a presence than an absence. It’s easier to push against the person who is doing things wrong than the person who is doing nothing at all.”

‘A Good Death’

Jason Warick | CBC News | June 4, 2023 | 4,312 words

“Everyone talks about living a good life, but people need to talk openly about ways to have a good death.”

Tim Robinson and the Golden Age of Cringe Comedy

Sam Anderson | New York Times Magazine | June 2, 2023 | 3,716 words

“His sketch show, ‘I Think You Should Leave,’ zeroes in on the panic-inducing feelings of living in a society where we can’t agree on the rules.”

Ingenious Librarians

Monica Westin | Aeon | June 5, 2023 | 2,695 words

“A group of 1970s campus librarians foresaw our world of distributed knowledge and research, and designed search tools for it.”

‘The Simpsons’ Is Good Again

Jesse David Fox | Vulture | June 5, 2023 | 2,149 Words

“After 34 seasons, 750 episodes, and a decades-long funk, the show innovated its way back to popularity and relevance.”

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

This week, we’re highlighting stories by Meagan Gillmore, Teju Cole, Maureen Ryan, Katie Baker, and Imogen West-Knights.

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

This week’s installment features stories by Lee van der Voo, Adam Gopnik, Surabhi Ranganathan, Masha Udensiva-Brenner, and Mikey O’Connell.

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

This edition includes writing from Cynthia R. Greenlee, Krithika Srinivason, Noah Vineberg, Monica Mark, and Alex Pappademas.

Have Assisted Dying Laws Gone Too Far?

Meagan Gillmore | The Walrus | May 30, 2023 | 5,422 words

“Carlson doesn’t think she’ll be able to understand how to navigate social assistance programs without her husband to explain them to her. But if she dies first, she reckons, she won’t have to.”

How to Hire a Pop Star for Your Private Party

Evan Osnos | The New Yorker | May 29, 2023 | 7,880 words

“For the very rich, even the world’s biggest performers—Beyoncé, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Andrea Bocelli—are available, at a price.”

Seeing Beyond the Beauty of a Vermeer

Teju Cole | The New York Times Magazine | May 25, 2023 | 3,212 words

“The violence of his era can be found in his serene masterpieces — if you know where to look.”

Boots on the Ground

Zoya Teirstein | Grist | May 17, 2023 | 3,719 words

“As FEMA struggles to keep up with climate disasters, extremist groups see an opportunity.”

Sudden Death

Peter Jakubowicz | Slate | May 21, 2023 | 2,521 words

“My death occurred while playing beer-league hockey at the Winterhawks Skating Center in Beaverton, Oregon.”


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