The original reporting and personal essays that were our most-read stories of the year.
The 25 Most Popular Longreads Exclusives of 2020
The original reporting, personal essays, columns, and collaborations that were our most-read stories of the year.
Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List
On Earth Day, thousands marched in support of science and the environment. But as these stories show, the fight has just begun.
Kitchen Rhythm: A Year in a Parisian Pâtisserie
An Oxford grad learns to navigate boiling sugar, sleep deprivation, and exacting pastry chefs with whom she can barely communicate.
Longreads Member Exclusive: The Creature Beyond the Mountains
This week, we’re excited to share a Longreads Exclusive from Orion, a publication that has been featured on Longreads in the past, with pieces from Charles C. Mann, Belle Boggs and Sy Montgomery. “The Creature Beyond the Mountains,” by Brian Doyle, is a story about the giant sturgeon in the Pacific Northwest—one, named Herman, weighs […]
Longreads Member Exclusive: Cormac McCarthy's Apocalypse
This week we’re excited to feature a Longreads Exclusive from David Kushner, a contributing editor to Rolling Stone whose work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ and Wired. “Cormac McCarthy’s Apocalypse” is Kushner’s 2007 Rolling Stone profile of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Road,” “No Country for Old Men” and “All […]