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Covering the Cops

A profile of Edna Buchanan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning crime reporter for the Miami Herald during its heyday.

Monday, May 16

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Hollywood's Forgotten Gossip Girl

Fifty years ago, Rona Barrett forged a Hollywood gossip empire. Then she left it all behind, her innovations attributed to others, her legacy almost entirely overlooked.

Previously: Anne Helen Patersen on the Longform Podcast

Thursday, May 12

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David Gergen, Master of the Game

A profile of the man who helped invent the modern art of presidential spin and came to embody the blurry line between journalist and government official.

Wednesday, May 4

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Get Gronk’d!

All aboard the maiden voyage Rob Gronkowski’s party cruise.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Cruises
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How It Ends

On settling in Los Angeles after life as a war correspondent in the Middle East.

Wednesday, April 20

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How Lifetime Became One Of The Best Places In Hollywood For Women

A history of the women’s television channel and its push to employ female writers and directors long before it became an issue in Hollywood.

Tuesday, April 19

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The Graduate

On navigating the New York media world as a young journalist.

Monday, April 18

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The Brilliant, Troubled Dorothy Parker

“The tragedy of Dorothy Parker, it seems to me, isn’t that she succumbed to alcoholism or died essentially alone. It was that she was too intelligent to believe that she had made the most of herself.”

Saturday, April 16

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The Last Gentleman

George Trow’s Within the Context of No Context was a brilliant, scary vision of a cultural end-time. Then, having described it, he lived it, spiraling into madness.

Hear Ariel Levy discuss this article and more on the Longform Podcast.

Tuesday, March 29

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#jihad

Why ISIS is winning the social media war.

Brendan Koerner on the Longform Podcast

Thursday, March 24

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The Comedian’s Comedian’s Comedian

A profile of Garry Shandling.

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Thrashed

If Thrasher is Vogue for skaters, 53-year-old Jake Phelps is the sport’s Anna Wintour.