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« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2012, 04:36 pm »

I posted this in Depressing News Links awhile ago, but it's an incredible read and an amazing example of brilliant journalism.

Trial by Fire: Did Texas execute an innocent man?
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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2012, 04:57 pm »

I must have read that article five or six times since you first posted it, and now I'm reading it again.  It's really, really good.
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« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2012, 05:30 pm »

Man, fuck Texas.
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2012, 08:46 pm »

Why Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence on the Left Enables State Violence in Radical Movements
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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2012, 02:06 am »

Six degrees of aggregation - How The Huffington Post ate the Internet

It's ten pages long (I've linked the single-page view) and is about a subject that many people dislike, yet this makes for a good read.
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« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2012, 11:51 am »

I forgot where I was linked this, but I really like this story.
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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2012, 08:03 pm »

Longform has a list of the best essays from 2011, which is awesome. The site itself was linked earlier, but I would urge anybody who hasn't been on that site to go through it and read everything. They have lists of the best essays sorted by genre, and they are all pretty awesome.
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« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2012, 09:41 am »

New York has a long piece on long-term care of the elderly and terminally ill. The most chilling part, for me, is the financial horror of deciding how much of these health costs and insurance costs are even worth it, having to make those kinds of calls on a financial basis.
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« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2012, 10:27 pm »

There are a few Stephen King short stories online that I've found hosted on websites.

Here's 1408 by him and here's King reading 1408 on youtube. It takes a bit to read.

Here's another called "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet" that's about going insane, also quite long.
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« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2012, 08:43 am »

Our gullible press: Ryan Holiday explains how the singular pursuit of traffic makes online media suckers for fake news
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« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2012, 11:28 pm »

You guys need to read this and that's all I'll say.

How (not) to communicate new scientific information
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« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2012, 01:19 pm »

This isn't all that long but I couldn't think of a better place to share it.  This is an excellent article detailing the history of the technological marvel that was Nick Arcade.  It's really interesting because the show seems in retrospect to be a gimmicky and simple thing but this article illustrates exactly how difficult and groundbreaking it was to actually pull off a show like that at the time.
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« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2012, 09:12 am »

A fascinating piece by a music lover who discovers that he is actually "tone-deaf" in the clinical sense. It has karaoke in it!
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« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2012, 04:34 pm »

I linked this on Facebook but I'll link it here too because fuck the police:

Excellent article on gender roles and gender relations and feminism and stuff
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« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2012, 07:50 pm »

This isn't really very scholarly or anything, but I think it qualifies:

Advice column dealing with rape culture stuff and creepy dudes
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« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2012, 08:00 am »

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: A Remembrance
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« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2012, 04:38 am »

Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is factually accurate and one of the few major histories that is leftist in interpretation of these facts. Howard Zinn gave permission for the entire book to be put here http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html but the publisher does not agree. If you've never read it before, A People's History is amazing. If you're American, you'll question what the fuck kind of country you've been living in. Give it a shot, it's a well-written massmarket counter-narrative to the popular American historical understanding.
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« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2012, 09:20 am »

Oh man, this was going to be one of my summer reads but it was looking like I wasn't going to be able to get to it. Now I don't have much of a choice.
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« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2012, 08:29 am »

so it's not quite longform, but since this is the closest place for it to be appropriate here: I got a piece of journalism published in a niche magazine as their feature article.

it's about a tiny, crappy Walmart in my home county and why it ended up so tiny and crappy. it's actually kind of interesting! read about it!
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« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2012, 11:54 am »

Welcome to Cancerland - by Barbara Ehrenreich

I've just been reminded of this one, but I've read it at least three times by now because it is pretty damn amazing.
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