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)

Michael Joyce’s Second Act

In 1996, David Foster Wallace profiled tennis player Michael Joyce in one of the most celebrated pieces of sports writing ever published. Who has he become since?

Author: Sam Riches
Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 17, 2017
Length: 19 minutes (4,882 words)

What Lies Beyond: A Reading List About Life and Death

The stories I’ve included this week are about eternal life and the fear we feel while contemplating the lack thereof.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 15, 2017

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our top stories of the week, as chosen by the editors at Longreads.

Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 13, 2017

Against Confession: On Intersectional Feminism, Radical Catholicism, and Redefining Remorse

Laura Goode investigates her Catholic identity—the radical, feminist, social-justice-oriented version she discovered upon encountering the mysteries of marriage and motherhood—years after her departure from the guilt-stricken, conservative Catholicism of her upbringing.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 10, 2017
Length: 23 minutes (5,818 words)

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our top stories of the week, as chosen by the editors at Longreads.

Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 6, 2017

‘See What Y’All Can Work Out’: The State of Empathy in Charleston

Charleston’s—and our nation’s—systemic racism, through the lens of the Dylann Roof trial.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 3, 2017
Length: 31 minutes (7,836 words)

A Resolute 2017: A Reading List

“As 2017 dawns, I thought I’d check in with my old self, dust off 2016’s goals and set some new intentions.”

Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 1, 2017

‘We Have to Resist’: A Conversation with Rebecca Solnit

The difference between hope and optimism, and the dangers of activism without a plan.

Source: Longreads
Published: Dec 22, 2016
Length: 10 minutes (2,632 words)

What We Eat When We’re Eating at Christmastime: A Reading List

For many of us who celebrate Christmas, foods are as closely bound to the experience as gift-giving. And making fun of fruitcake has become a time-honored tradition — though thanks to the success of this dedicated fruitcake besmirchment campaign, I suspect many of us have never actually tasted, let alone received or re-gifted, a traditional fruitcake. This reading list celebrates oft-maligned holiday foods like fruitcake and mincemeat pie, along with unlikely new candidates like White Castle and KFC.

Source: Longreads
Published: Dec 21, 2016