“How an aspiring poet in Brooklyn became a tool in a right-wing propaganda blitz linked to Falun Gong.”
“How the aesthetic, utopian yet pragmatic movement of Solarpunk reimagines a future without a climate catastrophe.”
“We abandon stories. They don’t end.”
Longtime contributor Pravesh Bhardwaj read and shared 276 short stories on the #longreads Twitter hashtag in 2021. Here are his favorites.
And he “…stopped in his tracks, wondering what in the world two little girls were doing alone in a canoe speeding toward the Falls, apparently oarless.”
“It’s the best of times and the worst of times to be a fan.”
This week, our editors recommend notable features and essays by Katie Barnes, Rachel Handler, Alex Hawkins, Lila Shapiro, and Raksha Vasudevan.
“An upended fairy tale.”
This week, our editors recommend longreads by Benjamin Wofford, Josh Dzieza, Evan Osnos, Alice Wong & Ed Yong, and Dan Kois.
“Malcolm Macarthur was the wealthy, bookish socialite who shocked Ireland with a brutal double killing in 1982. I tracked him down and heard the tale he told about himself.”