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10 Short Stories I Loved in 2014

<i>Below is a guest post from Pravesh Bhardwaj, a filmmaker based in Mumbai who has been posting his favorite short stories all year.</i><p><i>I started posting</i> …

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.</i><p><i>Nancy Comiskey | Indianapolis Monthly | November 14, 2014|</i> …

The Resolutely Anti-Sexy “Sex Tape”

The most quotable title ever is that of Catherine Breillat’s 2002 movie about the making of a film with some intense sex scenes, “Sex Is Comedy,” all the more so because it’s a self-undermining title: the movie is no comedy—not the parts about sex, and not the rest of it, which is also about sex. …

Infographic: Find Out How Quickly You’d Die In The “Game Of Thrones” World

It’s a good thing that George R.R. Martin’s <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series is not a Choose Your Own Adventure situation. Judging from what happens on the televised version, <i>Game of Thrones</i>, very few of the characters’ options seem all that appealing. One dude definitely got his fingers flayed and then …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

Blame The Boomers? What Our Parents Didn't Teach Us About Money And Why

<i>Hey millennials, what didn’t your parents teach you about money that you wish they had?</i><p>Last month, I posed this question to FORBES’ Twitter followers and my own. Diverse and poignant, the responses ranged from “how to make it” to “how and where to invest” to, simply, “everything.”<p>One user responded,<p>…

‘I Pretty Much Wanted to Die’

The origins of Lost, as told by the people who made it, in an exclusive first serial excerpt from The Revolution Was Televised<p>The story of <i>Lost</i> makes …

Requiem for a Dream

Aaron Swartz was brilliant and beloved. But the people who knew him best saw a darker side.<p><i>HE COULD NOT</i> deal with people talking about him. It’s taken me some time since he died to get used to talking about him because I was under such strict instructions not to. But he fucked up something really …

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Looking Back on 'The X-Files': A Reading List

I watched “The X-Files” in a Baltimore house I shared with eight people, at the end of days spent navigating the city’s shaky public transit system, …

The 10 Stories We Couldn't Stop Thinking About

For four years now, the Longreads community has celebrated the best storytelling on the web. Thanks for all of your contributions, and special thanks …

Not Here to Make Friends

On the importance of unlikable female protagonists.<p>"My memory of men is never lit up and illuminated like my memory of women."<p>—Marguerite Duras, <i>The Lover</i><p>In my high school yearbook there is a note from a girl who wrote, "I like you even though you are very mean." I do not remember the girl who wrote …

Stories About Unlikeable People

<i>Emily Perper is a word-writing human working at a small publishing company. She blogs about her favorite longreads at Diet Coker.</i><p>Last Thursday, the …

“Community” Two: Electric Boogaloo

“That’s like me blaming owls for how much I suck at analogies.”<p>“Community,” which is entering its fifth season on NBC, has never been a show that you could talk folks into watching. People love it or it leaves them cold. It takes place at a community college called Greendale (“Ranked America’s No. …

The WikiLeaks Mole

How a teenage misfit became the keeper of Julian Assange's deepest secrets - only to betray him<p>On a recent frigid night near Reykjavik, Iceland, …

The Thirteen Most-Read New Yorker Magazine Stories of 2013

Here are the thirteen most-read <i>New Yorker</i> magazine features of 2013, arranged in chronological order. Apparently, our readers like problems and solutions. They like to read about people who are mysterious and those who are ubiquitous. They like both politics and pickpockets. Mostly, though, as with …

Here Are All 49 of Our No. 1 Story Picks From This Year

Every week, Longreads sends out an email with our Top 5 story picks—so here it is, every single story that was chosen as No. 1 this year. If you like …

22 Outstanding Book Chapters We Featured This Year

This year we featured not only the best stories from the web, but also great chapters from new and classic books. Here’s a complete guide to every …

Year in Review on Flipboard

3,847 Added | 103 Magazines | 2 Following | 148.3k Followers | @YearInReview | A look back at the events, people and magazines that rocked our …

2013 in Lists on Flipboard

By Year in Review | The best and worst everything of the last year.<p>The Most Incredible Custom Motorcycles of 2013 | WIRED<p>Few machines are as ripe for …

The 10 best films of 2013 – readers' choice

Last week we asked readers to send nominations for their favourite films of the year. We've received close to 1,000 votes, with a clear winner; the film in first place took nearly twice as many votes as the film in third place. The film in second place, meanwhile, was quite a surprise – and …

The Best Books of 2013, Part 2

<i>We asked some of our contributors for their favorite books they read this year. (Most listed new books, but a few picked older favorites.) The first installment was published last week.</i><p>Teju Cole:<p>The most startling book I read this year was Sonali Deraniyagala’s “<b>Wave</b>,” a personal account of the …

The Madness of the Planets - Issue 8

I am a staunch believer in leading with the bad news, so let me get straight to the point. Earth, our anchor and our solitary haven in a hostile …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

He's nearly 80 and his Family is smaller, but darkness still surrounds America's most notorious criminal<p>In California's San Joaquin Valley, about …

The Story Behind Why AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Fired An Employee In Front Of 1,000 Coworkers

On an overcast Friday afternoon last August, a hundred or so employees of AOL's local news subsidiary, Patch, crammed into a cafeteria at the company's headquarters in Manhattan. Another several hundred connected to the room via conference call.<p>They were waiting to hear CEO Tim Armstrong deliver …

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Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy.<p>Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y.<p>I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group -- I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

Trial by Twitter

After high-school football stars were accused of rape, online vigilantes demanded that justice be served. Was it?<p>One Saturday last August, a sixteen year-old girl in West Virginia did something that teen-agers do: she told her parents that she was sleeping at another girl’s house, across the Ohio …