“You know a storm is going to be bad, people in Oklahoma will tell you, when Gary England removes his jacket.” A profile of a meteorologist who has worked Tornado Alley for more than 40 years.
Friday, August 9
Friday, August 2
The inquiry into a nurse’s suicide after she was on the receiving end of a crank call.
Thursday, July 25
The misidentification of a Boston Marathon bomber and the future of breaking news.
Thursday, July 11
Friday, July 5
The rise and fall and rise of Hill flack Kurt Bardella, and what it says about D.C. culture.
Wednesday, July 3
How Robert Gottlieb quelled a rebellion and saved The New Yorker.
Note: Elon Green is a contributing editor to Longform.
Thursday, June 27
The long, strange trip of the Wikipedia founder, who went from being an Insane Clown Posse fan who owned the “Bomis Babe Report” to a jet-setter married to “the most connected woman in London,” all without turning much of a profit.
“Before Glenn Greenwald was the journalist who broke and defended the most important story of 2013, he was many other things: an underage South Florida politician, a lawyer at a high-powered corporate firm, Kips Bay’s most combative tenant, and even the legal arm of his business partner’s gay porn distribution company.”
Thursday, June 20
The economics of freelance journalism in 2013.