A screenshot of the Longform App in a stylized iPhone

Our Free New App for iPhone and iPad

  • Every pick from Longform.org
  • Follow any publisher or writer
  • All articles available offline
Download on the App Store

Thursday, February 2

Avatar_57x57

The Corner Man

On the late Angelo Dundee, who trained Muhammad Ali.

Avatar_57x57

How the GOP Is Resegregating the South

On the Republican Party’s successful use of redistricting to “pass draconian anti-immigration laws, end integrated busing, drug-test welfare recipients and curb the ability of death-row inmates to challenge convictions based on racial bias.”

Avatar_57x57

Leveling the Field: What I Learned From For-Profit education

Undercover as a student at Phoenix University, the largest for-profit higher education company in the country and the second-largest enroller of students (behind the SUNY system), where only 12 percent of first-time students graduate and the ad budget accounts for 30 percent of overall spending.

Avatar_57x57

Soul Train Local

A history of Soul Train’s Chi-town origins.

Wednesday, February 1

Avatar_57x57

The War Ends Here

Fighting to the finish in the most dangerous region of Afghanistan.

Avatar_57x57

Burning Man

On a U.S. soldier burned to the verge of death and the virtual-reality video game doctors used as treatment when he came home.

Avatar_57x57

Death of a Deceiver

The story of Brandon Teena, a 21-year-old transgender man who was beaten, raped and murdered by two friends after they discovered he was anatomically female.

Tuesday, January 31

Avatar_57x57

Revenge of the Nerd

On the life of Ray Bradbury.

Avatar_57x57

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

The story of Attila Ambrus, who was released from jail this morning in Hungary. Nicknamed the Whiskey Robber because witnesses always spotted him having a double across the street prior to his heists, Ambrus only stole from state-owned banks and post offices, becoming a Hungarian folk hero during his seven years on the lam. While on his spree he was also the goaltender for Budapest's best-known hockey team and was arguably the worst pro goalie ever to play the sport, once giving up 23 goals in a single game. Excerpted from Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts.

Monday, January 30

Avatar_57x57

The Mystery of Duane Reade

How a drug store conquered New York.

Avatar_57x57

The Defeated

Inside the lives of Sri Lanka’s Tamils as they emerge from a multi-decade war that defined and nearly destroyed them.

Avatar_57x57

It's Saturday Night!

An oral history of Saturday Night Live.

Part of our guide to SNL for Slate.