Lane Brown’s look at Elon Musk may not offer any answers as to what actually makes him tick — but it’s still a fascinating look at the many facets of this cultural force. So far, his 2022 has included multiple accusations of racial discrimination from employees; a resurfaced sexual-harassment allegation from a SpaceX flight attendant; […]
Pop Culture Portrays OCD as a Blessing. It’s Not.
“The Wall Street Journal recently used the headline ‘We All Need OCD Now’ for an article on COVID-19 … Finally, my debilitating mental illness has a timely hook!”
Why did the FBI Betray Billy Reilly?
How FBI silence and stonewalling forced William and Theresa Reilly to travel to Russia to find out what happened to their son.
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
This week, we’re sharing stories from Brett Forrest, Lizzie Presser, Ahmet Altan, Lisa Miller, and James K. Williamson.
All the Stories Nominated for the 2022 National Magazine Awards
Consider this your reading list for the next few weeks.
Looking Back On the Last Housing Bubble From the Precipice of the Next One
A decade later, some homeowners still haven’t recovered from the mortgage crisis of 2008.
Buying Everything You Need at the Dollar Store
You just can’t need greens. Or fruit. Or a higher net income.
MH370 Five Years Later: Will We Ever Know What Happened?
“The idea that a sophisticated machine, with its modern instruments and redundant communications, could simply vanish seems beyond the realm of possibility.”
The 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners
The winners of the Pulitzer Prize have been announced.
Longreads Best of 2019: Music Writing
We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in music writing.