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Post them here

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-framed/

9/4/2016 2:51:43 AM

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http://blog.sbnation.com/2013/8/7/4599718/sb-nation-longform-the-life-death-of-dick-trickle

http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2014/1/21/5320000/david-meggett-criminal-history-profile

these were good. sbnation has several good longform pieces, imo. it's a sports website so their longforms are sports-related, of course.

i'll add this to my topics...i enjoy long reads

9/6/2016 1:39:24 PM

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9/6/2016 2:43:06 PM

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The entirety of Love and Rockets by Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez

9/6/2016 3:10:59 PM

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That Dick Trickle article was an excellent read.

9/8/2016 8:13:09 AM

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yep ^ it's the first one that came to mind when i saw this thread title.

9/8/2016 12:01:09 PM

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read this today http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a7922/price-is-right-perfect-bid-0810/?utm_content=buffer17e25&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

9/8/2016 5:07:32 PM

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Haha, all my years of watching that show, never realizing it could be fixed - I just assumed that they always tweaked options on cars, vacations, etc to keep it different. And I didn't realize their budget was so tight that it would be a big deal to actually have people win everything.

9/9/2016 9:02:35 AM

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this is one of my all-time favorite books (and is also among the Modern Library's 100 Greatest Nonfiction Books of 20th Century).

her style isn't for everyone, but I find it to be sublime.

10/5/2016 12:48:55 AM

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I have been reading the Pax Britannica trilogy by Jan (nee James) Morris. It's nonfiction, covering the rise, peak, and decline of the British empire.

Her style really appeals to me. It's certainly well-researched and informative, and generally pretty formal, but the author is not entirely aloof from it and his/her opinion (and sense of humor) make occasional and frank appearances.

Let me interject here that the pronoun confusion stems from the fact that James Morris transitioned into Jan Morris in the 1970s, as the books were being written, and I'm unclear on the etiquette of how to refer to a trans person pre-transition, particularly when all of my copies of the book say "James Morris" on them. And I'll further say that I'd love to read her memoirs, because her life story is fascinating. Military service in WWII and after, then a reporter who got the scoop on Hilary and Tenzing reaching the top of Everest. Later discovered and publicized evidence of French collaboration with Israel during the Suez crisis. Then a celebrated author and family man who decided that all things considered he'd rather be a family woman, the medical procedures towards which effect he was not permitted to get in the UK, forcing him to go to - of all places - Morocco. She's still alive at 90. But I digress.

I've got a pretty good grasp on history but these books have filled me in on a lot of aspects of the imperial world that were universally known in their day but are now forgotten. Morris does an excellent job of painting a mental image of far-flung places and fleshing out interesting characters.

10/5/2016 10:09:45 AM

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Ghost Wars
Guns, Germs, & Steel
Too Big To Fail

10/5/2016 6:48:04 PM

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if you have Amazon Prime, they just announced "Prime Reading", with free access to thousands of books and magazines.

http://amazon.com/primereading

10/6/2016 10:12:43 AM

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https://www.google.com/amp/www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/30/doomsday-prep-for-the-super-rich/amp

1/27/2017 9:05:35 PM

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^i enjoyed that

1/28/2017 2:25:04 PM

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1/28/2017 5:09:38 PM

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http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/john-oliver-vs-the-trump-era-the-rolling-stone-interview-w464969

2/8/2017 9:14:11 AM

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http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2013/12/linda_taylor_welfare_queen_ronald_reagan_made_her_a_notorious_american_villain.html

2/8/2017 5:18:31 PM

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http://jalopnik.com/the-bmw-addiction-that-completely-destroyed-this-man-s-1794882542

5/3/2017 6:58:32 PM

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https://www.outsideonline.com/2186526/nut-job

massive nut thefts in california...pretty interesting.

5/29/2017 1:23:25 PM

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Brandon Sanderson - The Stormlight Archive

5/31/2017 11:55:10 AM

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^second

5/31/2017 2:05:33 PM

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