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Attempting To Understand How On Earth Sony Has Sold 18.5M PS4s

Sony just released its latest set of hard numbers for sales of the PS4, and those looking for signs of a slowdown won’t find it here. After reporting 10 million consoles sold to consumers in August 2014, Sony’s new figures have them selling 18.5 million PS4s. And yes, that’s still sold to …

Why doctors fail

Every family has its pivotal medical moments. One of ours was in July 1995 when my son Walker was just 11 days old. He had difficulty taking his feeds, he couldn’t hold anything down, and we took him to the paediatrician. The paediatrician put her stethoscope on his chest, listened for a moment, …

Art Forgery: Lothar Malskat crossed the line that separates art restoration from forgery.

Art Forgery: Lothar Malskat was a master at forging restorations, old-master and modern paintings<p><i>In a bombed-out church in wartime Germany, Lothar</i> …

When Mary Martin Was the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up

<i>Ben Yagoda | Longreads | December 2014 | 12 minutes (3,094 words)</i><p>One day early in 1954, Mary Martin and her husband, Richard Halliday, were driving …

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> …