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Longreads Best of 2012: Nicholas Jackson

Nicholas Jackson is the digital editorial director for Outside magazine. A former associate editor at The Atlantic, he has also worked for Slate,Texas Monthly, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and other publications. Best Argument for the Magazine”The Innocent Man, Part One” (Pamela Colloff, Texas Monthly)”The Innocent Man, Part Two” (Pamela Colloff, Texas Monthly) I was going to give this two-parter from the always-great Pamela Colloff […]

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The first in a two-part series deconstructing the case against Michael Morton, who was convicted in 1987 of killing his wife but has maintained his innocence: Michael was breathing hard. ‘Is my son okay?’ he asked. ‘He’s fine,’ Boutwell said. ‘He’s at the neighbors’.’ ‘How about my wife?’ The sheriff was matter-of-fact. ‘She’s dead,’ he […]

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The Top 10 Longreads of 2012

About This List Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Longreads community this year, and to all of our guests who shared their favorite stories of 2012. The below list represents our editors’ favorite stories of the year, for both nonfiction and fiction. Longreads is edited by Mark Armstrong and Mike Dang, with Kjell Reigstad, […]

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Innocence Found

Innocence Found “All charges have been dropped.” Anthony Graves looked at her, dumbfounded. “You’re free,” she said more emphatically. “You’re going home.” “Are you playing with me?” he whispered. Cásarez shook her head. “It’s over,” she said. “It’s finally over.” On the table beside her was a dismissal order from the court filed at 3:57 […]

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Innocence Found

Innocence Found “All charges have been dropped.” Anthony Graves looked at her, dumbfounded. “You’re free,” she said more emphatically. “You’re going home.” “Are you playing with me?” he whispered. Cásarez shook her head. “It’s over,” she said. “It’s finally over.” On the table beside her was a dismissal order from the court filed at 3:57 […]