“Before the final season of ‘Succession,’ Matthew Macfadyen and others explain the creation and expansion of the show’s most unlikely power player.”
All You Touch and All You See: “Dark Side of the Moon” at 50
“A half-century ago, Pink Floyd unleashed a classic that still lingers on the Billboard charts and in college dorms to this day. But what’s the legacy of the blockbuster album?”
Are We Having Fun Yet?!: The Oral History of ‘Party Down’
“As the Starz comedy makes an unlikely return to air, its creators look back on creating a unique inside-Hollywood workplace sitcom, scrapping through a difficult development period, and getting gold from Adam Scott, Ken Marino, and Jane Lynch.”
“Monorail!” How Conan O’Brien Came Up With an Iconic ‘Simpsons’ Episode
“Thirty years later, Conan O’Brien reflects on the making and legacy of ‘Marge vs. the Monorail,’ one of the best ‘Simpsons’—and sitcom—episodes of all time.”
Best of 2022: Features
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 Going to Be Epic’: The Oral History of James Cameron
“From his early days as a special effects assistant to revolutionizing 3D filmmaking, one thing has always been clear: working with James Cameron is a singular experience.”
Best of 2022: Personal Essays
Five notable personal essays published this year, on friendship, loss, war, endings, and metaphors.
‘Atlanta’ Was Donald Glover’s Masterwork
“Six years after it first aired, ‘Atlanta’ goes down as an all-time great.”
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
This week we’re sharing stories from Stacy Perman, Azadeh Moaveni, Jake Kring-Schreifels, Kris Newby, and Nikita Arora.
Eminem Found Himself in “Lose Yourself.” Will We Ever Let It Go?
“It also spawned his biggest hit—an underdog anthem that lives on through commercials and sports arena sound systems to this day.