Friday, November 14

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Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy

How do you start closing the gap between rich and poor? Convince the rich to do it themselves.

Michael Lewis on Longform

The 15-year-old who flummoxed the SEC, the precarious existence of NFL placekickers, a world tour of economic collapse and much more—our complete archive of articles by Michael Lewis.

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Fallen Arches

What happened to McDonald’s?

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Love, Loss and Survival

Last summer, Gia Allemand took her own life in a New Orleans apartment complex. The first person on the scene was her boyfriend, NBA star Ryan Anderson. This is the story of how he survived.

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Bonfire of the Inanities

A history of the New York Times Styles section.

Thursday, November 13

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The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism

“The Anonymous mystique had allowed a group of incompetents to hijack, then discredit, an important grassroots movement in the eyes of national media.”

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No Twang of Conscience Whatever

“’Have you ever killed anybody?’”

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Everybody Sexts

An illustrated look at modern love, texting, and sex.

Wednesday, November 12

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Unprotected

An investigation into sexual abuse in youth sports, with a focus on USA Swimming.

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Longform Podcast #117: Reihan Salam

Reihan Salam is the executive editor of National Review.

"I’m incredibly curious about other people. I’m curious about what they think of as the constraints operating on their lives. Why do they think what they think? If I weren’t doing this job, I’d want to be a high school guidance counselor."

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The Knowledge, London’s Legendary Taxi-Driver Test, Puts Up a Fight in the Age of GPS

For at least 130 years, cabbies in London have been taking what many believe is the hardest test in the world: through a series of oral exams that takes four years to complete, they must prove that know every one of the city’s 25,000 streets, every business and every landmark.