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"It could have been the start to an incredible session—the 20th century’s most iconic songwriting duo, getting back to where they once belonged, singing the songs that first brought them together... in 1958. But things quickly went sideways."
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On Sunday, my friend left; my headache didn’t. Reflexively (as usual), I Googled “headache won’t go away”—and from there set out on a nine-day hike along the Via Dolorosa of digital self-diagnosis. (Art by )
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The shelter held a maximum of 120 kids... “There are no mirrors, because they can hurt themselves.” Until the situation of each minor was legally defined, they could not leave.
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In 1941 President David Sarnoff predicted that television would introduce the country to opera, dance, literature, and art so that Americans might “attain the highest general cultural level of any people in the history of the world.”
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marcia aldrich 11h
Jill Talbot and I returning to difficult and momentous decisions, decisions we believe every woman has the right to make. Speaking for myself, I am grateful I lived in New York which was enlightened in a way that is being contested now elsewhere.
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Clarity Jun 20
71 million refugees. That's a lot of displacement
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jilltalbot 4h
Here and I share our stories, hers in New York in the early seventies, mine in Texas in the early nineties. "We still shoulder these rooms alone." With thanks to .
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“A couple of those girls, it became their lives for a year and a half,” she said. “I didn’t think the laws of this state were enough for that kind of fear.” So Moulton reached out to the Feds.
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Mark Anthony Neal 13h
'Emily Nussbaum talks about how TV’s relationship with its audience has become more intimate, whether we can blame Trump on True Detective, and why you should binge-read her new books of essays.'
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Jason Tanner 6h
If you appreciate informed, long form reporting PLEASE read this by I'm utterly discouraged by most journalism, but happy to contribute to when they support commited storytelling like this. Bravo Alice and
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Sari Botton 6h
🚨Listen to read his incredible essay on The Longreads Podcast, "To Grieve is to Carry Another Time." 🚨
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Two women, 20 years apart, on the choice they both made: (Illustration by )
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"TV kind of loops with the audience. It’s not like books and movies where you make them and you put them out and then people respond to them. It’s something that gets made in front of people for years at a time..."
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Only after several days of persistent badgering, he divulged, “We’re going somewhere.” I grew more fearful. Where were we going? Why? We didn’t go places, except the occasional day-trip to Philadelphia on a $10 round-trip Chinatown bus ticket.
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Amy Beth Wright Jun 23
This is such an important read, sharing the harrowing stories of migrant girls and teens (and their seemingly inexhaustible strength), written and reported with tremendous sensitivity by
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"In 2016, 10 sailors were captured by Iran. Trump is making it a political issue. Our investigation shows that it was a Navy failure, and the problems run deep."
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"...more girls came in, many describing similar stories and a harasser named Seth Williams. Some were ashamed, some in tears, some accompanied by furious parents. Moulton had an epidemic on her hands."
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Jonny Auping 10h
I interviewed for about her great new book "I Like to Watch." She even told me about a Game of Thrones/Survivor column that she never actually got around to writing
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Longreads Jun 8
Remembering Anthony Bourdain.
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Anna Maxymiw 10h
i'm currently finishing up BRING UP THE BODIES and i'm in such a tudor state of mind that last night i couldn't sleep till i had reread 's queens of infamy piece on anne boleyn. everyone should go over to and read them all NOW.
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