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

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2014. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

Ukraine’s vote proves Putin wrong and puts anti-Semitic past behind

John Lloyd<p>« Previous Post<p>Pope Francis and his season of struggle<p>Next Post »<p>Should the West withdraw from the world to win its love?<p>24 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or …

Inside Tinder's Hookup Factory

Entering Tinder's modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor point to a Castaways Casting Office, it's not clear you're …

Why The Middle-Class Can't Afford To Live In Liberal Cities

If not the year's most persuasive act of dissent, it was certainly one of the most memorable demonstrations in the Bay Area, where residents have marched, blockaded, and retched in protest of San Francisco's economic inequality and unaffordable housing.<p>The city's gaps—between rich and poor, between …

When School Boards Try to Block a Reporter's Access

To the surprise of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Erin Richards, the local school board president has requested that the paper remove her from the education beat and replace her with someone "less biased." It's not an isolated problem.<p>For Erin Richards, K-12 reporter for the <i>Milwaukee Journal</i> …

Steve Jobs’ Ideas Were So Brilliant He Would Leave Employees ‘Dumbfounded’ In Meetings

Ken Rosen, a managing partner at consulting agency Performance Works that previously worked with Jobs at Apple and NeXT, described Jobs' ability to come up with solutions to problems almost instantly.<p>Rosen worked most closely with Jobs at NeXT, the company he started in 1985 when he was temporarily …

The revolution is over

Special report<p>FROM THE MOUNTAINS of the Caucasus to the waters of the Indian Ocean, Iranians are watching intently as their government haggles with …

The one thing all dads can do to boost their daughter's ambition

New research suggests that daughters who see their fathers doing housework end up having more ambitious career goals.<p>"Mummy, what can we do? We'll …

15 Things All Dads of Daughters Should Know

"I feel sorry for you when they become teenagers." "Dude, you're surrounded by women." "What did you do to deserve that?"<p>Being a dad of four daughters (we also have one son), I hear stuff like this almost daily. And honestly, I'm the one who feels sorry for people who think this way.<p>Having …

What Smart Dads Know about Daughters

Life-Changing Tips for Real-World Fathers<p><i>“Baby girls don't come with instruction manuals.”</i><p>Pastor Dale Reeves smiles when he says this, but don’t …

5 Things Dads Need to Know About Teenage Daughters

I am pretty sure that my kids have the greatest dad of all time. He was there to catch them the moment they were born, despite nearly passing out …

When the time comes, who will succeed Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?

In a closely guarded compound in central Tehran, often referred to simply as <i>Beyt</i> (the house), lives a 75-year-old man whose tenure as Iran’s supreme leader will expire only on the day he dies. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, one-time revolutionary, has maintained his job-for-life as the politician with …

Silence in class

A MONTH after Tunisians tossed out their hated dictator, Egyptians did the same, forcing Hosni Mubarak to step down. But while Tunisians are choosing …

Senses of Entitlement

Names make news, an old newsroom motto has it. But names also make opinions. What something gets called can have more spin on it than a Mariano Rivera cutter, whether the person doing the calling intends it that way or not. Sometimes the difference between positive and negative is a matter of …