“But faith is like sandpaper on the soul: pain brought growth.”
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 […]
Here are five stories to kickstart your weekend of reading: Seyward starts us off with story close to her heart, set in her hometown of Greenville, North Carolina; Krista shares a remembrance of the longest siege in modern history; Peter recommends a deeply reported piece on Andrew Luck; Cheri takes us behind the scenes of […]
“The CBC promised a homemade alternative to The Great British Bake Off. The show we got has nothing meaningful to say about the country.”
This week, our editors recommend stories by Ryan Devereaux, Tess McNulty, Alyssa Harad, Leland Cecco, and Caitlin Giddings
Why it’s important to give things a sniff.
This week, we’re sharing stories from Annie Hylton, Justin Ling, Jonathan Tjarks, Nicole Shawn Junior, and Lauren Hough.
Sixteen years after being released from Guantánamo Bay, Ayoob Mohammed is still trying to prove he’s not a terrorist. This powerful, tragic story by Annie Hylton traces an Uyghur man’s journey from northwest China to Guantánamo to Albania — and examines the complex politics that have kept him from joining his family in Canada. As […]
The stories our readers loved.
This week, we’re sharing stories from Skip Hollandsworth, Kory Grow and Jason Newman, Jordan Kisner, Clare Fieseler, and Jessica Klein.