An interview with Adnan Syed's family, the complete story of Reddit and an oral history of Boogie Nights — the most read articles this week in the Longform App, available free for iPhone and iPad.
Sunday, December 14
Ozel Clifford Brazil was a respected clergyman who helped thousands of African-American teens go to college. He broke the law to do it.
How the China National Tobacco Corp., which manufactures 2.5 trillion cigarettes per year, came to make more money than Apple.
An interview with Jimmy Page on nostalgia, Robert Plant, and why he would only publish an autobiography after he dies.
Saturday, December 13
They robbed 27 banks in 15 years, one of the most prolific streaks in American history. Then they slipped up.
Life inside a pair of small-town boarding houses.
Christopher Clayton Hutton hatched a plan to deliver Monopoly boards to British prisoners of war. The games were advertised as a diversion, but really they offered a way out.
Friday, December 12
Following the money and the opium in Afghanistan.
San Francisco’s forgotten serial killer.Elon Green is a Longform contributing editor.
Kylee Kimbrough lost her childhood, lost her sobriety, lost her living situation, and finally even lost her son. Then she found the drums.
Talking with the most read—and most controversial—sex columnnist today.