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Longreads Best of 2013: The 10 Stories We Couldn’t Stop Thinking About

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For four years now, the Longreads community has celebrated the best storytelling on the web. Thanks for all of your contributions, and special thanks to Longreads Members for supporting this service. We couldn’t keep going without your funding, so join us today. Earlier this week we posted every No. 1 story from our weekly email […]

Longreads Best of 2013: Here Is What Happens After You Write a New York Times Story About Lindsay Lohan


Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie Stephen Rodrick | New York Times Magazine | January 2013 | 31 minutes (7,752 words)   Stephen Rodrick (@stephenrodrick) is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, contributing editor for Men’s Journal and author of The Magical Stranger.

Longreads Best of 2013: 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 book chapter we featured this year, both for free and for Longreads Members:

Longreads Best of 2013: Award for Outstanding Reporting


Ryan Leaf’s Jailhouse Confessions, Written By His Cell Mate John Cagney Nash | Playboy | September 2013 | 19 minutes (4,710 words)   Flinder Boyd (@FlinderBoyd) is a journalist for SB Nation, Sports on Earth, and the BBC among others. Athletes and sports writers usually come from two completely different professional worlds and as a […]

Longreads Best of 2013: 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 these, you can sign up to receive our free Top 5 email every Friday. Happy holidays!

Longreads Best of 2013 Postscript: New Questions About a Legendary Tennis Match

The Match Maker Don Van Natta Jr. | ESPN | August 2013 | 34 minutes (8,461 words)   Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) is a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. My story, The Match Maker, was online at ESPN.com only a few hours on Aug. 25 when I heard from a California […]

Longreads Best of 2013: Best Old Story That I Didn’t Read Until This Year


Is John Lindsay Too Tall To Be Mayor? Jimmy Breslin | New York magazine | July 28, 1969   Mark Lotto (@marklotto) is a senior editor at Medium, and a former editor at GQ and The New York Times Op-Ed page. In the month since I happened upon Jimmy Breslin’s story about the 1969 New […]

Longreads Best of 2013: Story That Shouldn’t Be Overlooked


Facebook Feminism: Like It Or Not Susan Faludi | The Baffler | October 2013 | 36 minutes (9,021 words)   Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) teaches media studies and writes Scandals of Classic Hollywood for The Hairpin, amongst other things. This essay is incendiary and incisive and just didn’t get the play it deserved: maybe because […]

Longreads Best of 2013: My Favorite New Publisher Discovery

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Roads & Kingdoms David Weiner (@daweiner) is creative and editorial director at Digg. Roads & Kingdoms makes me feel bad about myself in the best possible way. Ostensibly a travel and food site, Roads & Kingdoms is more like a revolver of adventure—each story a bullet that enlightens and inspires, educates and informs. Through them, […]

Longreads Best of 2013 Postscript: ‘The Poorest Rich Kids in the World’


Above: Doris Duke The Poorest Rich Kids in the World Sabrina Rubin Erdely | Rolling Stone | August 2013 | 38 minutes (9,653 words)   Sabrina Rubin Erdely (@sabrinarerdely) is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. I often deal with interview subjects who tell variations of the truth. People don’t usually out-and-out lie, although that […]