Legendary birthday clowns, tragically neglectful parents, and a dogged search for the armpit of America — Weingarten on Longform.
Elevators, online dating and the mind behind Super Mario Bros. — Paumgarten on Longform.
Great dreams, terrible dreams, no dreams at all—a collection of stories about slumber, at Slate.
Capote, Talese, Orwell, Boo—masters of the craft, in their own words. New at Slate.
The mystery of the itch, the case for focusing on our neediest patients, an investigation of solitary confinement and more—Gawande’s pieces on Longform.
A collection of profiles whose subjects—Frank Sinatra, Axl Rose, Matt Drudge, and more—wouldn’t cooperate with the writer. New at Slate.
Contributing editors Gretchen Gavett and Elon Green pick ten stories read before the Games, on the Longform blog.
From video games to Chuck Lorre, traveling in Vietnam to the Loch Ness monster, Bissell’s stories on Longform.
From Joe Paterno to coal miners, the rodeo to fruit pickers, our story picks by the GQ correspondent.
Laskas on Longform.
Manic chefs, the first singles bar, and the secret to McDonald’s fries—a collection of stories about the restaurant business, at Slate.
Diamond heists, LonelyGirl15, and a trip to compete in the U.S. Open sumo championships—Joshua Davis on Longform.
From high school gyms in New York to beaches in Hawaii, our favorite stories by the New Yorker writer. Orlean’s archive on Longform.
From shipbreakers in India to a plane crash in Brazil, organized crime in Naples to pirates in the Gulf of Aden—16 stories by a master of narrative non-fiction. Our Langewiesche archive.
From grizzlies in Alaska to whales at SeaWorld, stories of animals turning on humans. At Slate.
In honor of April Fool’s, a collection of legendary pranks, lies, and outright fabrications. At Slate.
Richard Nixon, Elizabeth Taylor, Idi Amin: a collection of our favorite obits ever written. At Slate.
Over at Readability, our editors highlight the best classic stories that resurfaced on Longform this year. See their picks.
Our picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year, including work by Ashlee Vance (Businessweek), Alex Blumberg and Laura Sydell (Planet Money), and Maciej Ceglowski (Pinboard).
See the full list.
Behind-the-scenes stories from The Godfather, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and one of the phenomenal flops in Hollywood history. At Slate.