“In order to navigate the experience, you have to normalize the dehumanization. You have to buy into it in order to survive.”
“Channel 5 has gone from upstart YouTube channel to undeniably influential reporting powerhouse. And they’re just getting started.”
You’ve heard from the Longreads’ editors, now it’s the turn of our readers.
As part of Best of Longreads, our annual labor of love, we pored over all the stories we’ve picked in 2022 to create these year-end lists. The following features all embody the strong voice and excellent writing that made us fall in love with narrative journalism. Sweeping, hard-hitting, and emotional, each immerses us in a […]
“It’s the best of times and the worst of times to be a fan.”
This week, our editors recommend stories by Naomi Gordon-Loebl, Jean Guerrero, Ben Goldfarb, Dan Kois, and Reeves Wiedeman.
“I never hated my chest. It’s a perfectly fine chest; a good one, and I’m fond of it, even.”
This week, our editors recommend stories by Elizabeth Bruenig, Joshua St.Clair, Tan Tuck Ming, José Vergara, and Eleanor Cummins.
“In 2013, a fire-sprinkler engineer fell five stories from the rafters of a church, shattered 108 bones, and almost died. Then began his battle to walk and live again.”
This week, our editors recommend stories by Caitlin Dickerson, Samira Shackle, Mitchell S. Jackson, Roberto José Andrade Franco, and Ian Dille.