You’ve heard from the Longreads’ editors, now it’s the turn of our readers.
“Give me the weird tics, the turns of phrase, the strange beginnings. Give me the writer in their natural habitat.”
Five captivating reads on adventures you never want to have.
“The honeymoon’s over for its residents now that wildfires are almost constant. Has living in this natural wonderland lost its magic?”
“Trees appear to communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi. What are they sharing with one another?”
‘“You shouldn’t stay here,” he says, but he gets more frightened as night comes, dreading the long hours of fever and soaking sweats and shivering and terrible aches.’
We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in profiles.
“Get me out of here — I’m losing it!”
First, please retire the clichés.
When Leslie Jamison got sober she wanted to know how a life lived without alcohol would affect her writing.