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The Hippies Who Hated the Summer of Love

<i>Kate Daloz</i> | <i>Longreads</i> | <i>August 2017</i> | <i>11 minutes (2700 words)</i>The posters began to appear around the city just after New Year’s, 1967. “A Gathering of …

A City in Upheaval: The Story of a Single Block in West Oakland’s Ghost Town Neighborhood

The entire west side of Oakland, California, is undergoing dramatic change, and the Ghost Town neighborhood of resident Annette Miller, who was born …

Real Estate

The Lost Summer

<i>Elissa Strauss</i> <i>| Longreads | August 2015 | 15 minutes (3,841 words)</i><p><i>Below is the story of a single mother and her daughter. Names and certain</i> …

Parenting

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>This week, we’re sharing stories from Pamela Colloff, Amanda Fortini, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Ira Glass, and Linda Holmes</i><i>.</i><i>Sign up to receive this</i> …

Ira Glass

A Reading List for the Start of Summer

It’s unofficial: Summer is here. Here are the clues: The temperature exceeded 90 degrees in my Maryland hometown. Locals have fled for Memorial Day …

Books

Seeking a Roadmap for the New American Middle Class

<i>Livia Gershon | Longreads | March 2018 | 8 minutes (1,950 words)</i>Over the past few months, Starbucks, CVS, and Walmart announced higher wages and a …

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners

As expected, the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>The New Yorker</i> dominated much of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize fanfare, and while it is necessary to honor the …

‘Choose Marriage or Education’

<i>Madhur Anand | Brick | Fall 2017 | 18 minutes (3,526 words)</i><i>May his head burn! Your words are rocks thrown at my forehead! I will peel her skin</i> <i>off</i><i>!</i> …

Royal Family

How To Be a Plain Girl

<i>Lolly Bowean | Longreads | May 2018 | 17 minutes (4,414 words)</i> <i>Prologue</i><i>Every black woman has a hair story. This is mine.</i><i>Good hair means curls and</i> …

Why Were We All So Upset About Jason Bateman?

NPR’s Linda Holmes wrote about last week’s painful <i>New York Times</i> interview with the cast of “Arrested Development.” Why, in a time of constantly …

Arrested Development

The Apology Tour

<i>Jonny Auping | Longreads | April 2018| 12 minutes (3,043 words)</i>As I stared at my reflection in the bathroom mirror of a Mexican restaurant, I …

Vanishing As a Way to Reclaim Your Life

<i>Laura Smith |</i> The Art of Vanishing<i> | Viking | February 2018 | 22 minutes (5,980 words)</i>I have long been in the habit of passing by houses and …

Of Breakdowns and Breakthroughs

<i>Jenny Aurthur | Longreads | May 2018 | 28 minutes (6,886 words)</i> On the Monday before Thanksgiving in 2004, my father went missing. I was at the Santa …

Diary of a Do-Gooder

<i>Sara Eckel | Longreads | January 2018 | 19 minutes (4,774 words)</i>In the fall of 2016, I stood on the concrete steps of a mustard-colored ranch house …

How to (Almost) Get Away With Murder

Three healthy people died at 3635 Pitch Pine Crescent in Mississauga, Ontario, in less than four years. In this in-depth multimedia piece at the</i> …

The Manipulative Power of ‘You Understand’

Live journalism serves a few different purposes. It can seek to engage an audience directly in the process of producing journalism, sometimes as a …

Is Your Job Lynchian, or Is It More Kafkaesque?

<i>Rachel Paige King | Longreads | April 2018 | 14 minutes (3,753 words)</i> When Richard Bolles, Episcopal minister and author of <i>What Color Is Your</i> …

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>This week, we’re sharing stories from Jennifer Gonnerman, Evan Allen, Britni de la Cretaz, Jen Banbury, and Gordon Edgar</i><i>.</i><i>Sign up to receive this list</i> …

Oxfordshire

The Word Is ‘Nemesis’: The Fight to Integrate the National Spelling Bee

<i>Cynthia R. Greenlee | Longreads | June 2017 | 2,900 words ( 12 minutes)</i><p>In 1962, teenager George F. Jackson wrote a letter to President John F. …

Black History

With a Rent-Stabilized Lease, Finding the Line Between Luck and a Life Sentence

<i>Eryn Loeb | Longreads | March 2018 | 16 minutes (3,988 words)</i> The whole reason I had the rent-stabilized apartment on East 13th Street was because my …

The Friend That Got Away

<i>Beverly Donofrio | Longreads | March 2018 | 11 minutes (2,860 words)</i> A year or two after we graduated, my best friend from college went through a …

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>This week, we’re sharing stories from Amanda Mull, Allegra Hobbs, Andrew O’Hagan, Andrew Kay, and Joe Veix</i><i>.</i><i>Sign up to receive this list free every</i> …

East Village

On Spinsters

It’s the queers who made me. Who didn’t get married …<p>— Hilton Als, <i>White Girls</i><p>I EXPECTED to like Kate Bolick’s recent book <i>Spinster</i>. I would certainly …

Dead man’s sperm

© Michael Bodiam and Anna Lomax<b>What drives the partners of men who have died to try and have their babies? Jenny Morber delves into the legally and</b> …

BROKE

1.<p>One of my earliest memories is of a burned-down Wendy's. My dad was a regional manager and had to take me because through some confluence of …

‘Exposure Is Bullshit’: Who Should Get Paid for Live Storytelling Events?

<i>Rick Paulas</i> <i>| Longreads | August 2016 | 12 minutes (2,986 words)</i><p>The storytelling show Mortified was created in 2002 by Dave Nadelberg, and the show …

The Mason Jar, Reborn

How a container once integral to farming culture came to be the hipster vessel of choice: an Object Lesson<p>In the mid-1970s, my parents fled the New Jersey suburbs to build a house in rural New Hampshire, where my mother tended a large vegetable and herb garden. The growing season in New Hampshire …

New Jersey

How to Report on the Life of a 13-Year-Old

There must be few journalistic feats more difficult than getting inside the head of a teenager. But with “13, Right Now,” Washington Post staff …