From writing about climate disaster and catastrophe to pieces on sleep habits, hometowns, and the heyday of a digital media empire, these five reads will take you into your weekend.
“On the one-year anniversary, a journalist recounts an extraordinary flood that laid waste to homes and lives—and the idea that we can control nature.”
When a storm surge swept dozens of wild horses and cattle from the coast of North Carolina, no one expected there to be survivors. Then hoofprints appeared in the sand.
J.B. MacKinnon | Orion | July 2013 | 12 minutes (2,875 words) Our latest Longreads Member Pick comes from Orion magazine and J.B. MacKinnon, author of The Once and Future World. Thanks to Orion and MacKinnon for sharing it with the Longreads community. They’re also offering a free trial subscription here. * * *