While I love reading books, I share in the common struggle to find the time. Given this tension, I’ve found myself sticking more to in-depth magazine articles as a happy medium. The New Yorker, New Republic & The Atlantic most commonly have articles I enjoy. The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, Time, Newsweek, NY Times, Fortune– the more mainstream magazines/newspapers also, from time to time, have some of these long ones.
In a given week I’ll spend a decent amount of time surfacing these in-depth articles, but it’s always been worth it. And since I’ve never found a source that regularly tries to capture and share these gems, I’m going to do it. I hope this will be a weekly event where I’ll post links and maybe some thoughts. Let’s see what happens.
Warning: the very reason I enjoy these pieces– the detail, and nuance of the portraits they paint — mean they’re super-long.
The New Yorker: Great profile on Elliot Spitzer, the man, and his first year in office:
The Atlantic: Obama, Clinton, and Baby Boomers.
What does the prospect of an Obama presidency say about America? What would it mean for America and world? Incredible article.
5/27/13 – Now there’s LongReads.com and a few other friends. Good stuff.