Tuesday, October 8

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Frank Sinatra Has a Cold: Annotated

The 1966 Esquire profile, with notes from the author.

On Thursday, October 10, Gay Talese will tape a live episode of the Longorm Podcast at NYU. The event is free and open to the public.

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Chris Brown: 'It Was the Biggest Wake-Up Call'

“The first point he makes several times is that his new album will appeal to everyone; the second is that he is a changed man who’s grown up and calmed down. All I can say with certainty is that Brown is a stranger to the concepts of modesty and consistency.”

Monday, October 7

The Longform Guide to the Music Industry

The Longform Guide to the Music Industry

The man who made Bieber, how Nickelback cashes in, and the story of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun—a collection of classic articles about the music industry.

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There's No Crying at the Pee Wee Super Bowl

The rigors of youth football.

Sunday, October 6

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Mugged by a Mug Shot Online

On the online mug shot industry, which posts mug shots of anyone arrested (regardless of conviction) and charges $30 to $400 to have the photo removed.

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Dress Code

“In 1981, with a computer built into my shoe, I walked into a Las Vegas casino and beat the house.”

Saturday, October 5

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Voice and Hammer

He outsold Elvis, signed one of the first pay-for-play contracts and befriended Martin Luther King Jr. A profile of Harry Belafonte.

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Cockblocked by Redistribution

A self-published author of pick-up guides visits the “pacifist nanny state” of Denmark and finds the social safety interferes with his seduction strategies.

Friday, October 4

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Hard Work

Why a freshman congressman can’t get his bill passed.

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Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll

Badfinger’s ill-fated attempt at a comeback, as orchestrated by a Milwaukee con man.

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Forms of Delirium

The rise of the Night Wolves, a Kremlin-backed biker gang, and what it says about the Russian political condition.