The Longform Guide to Silence

Articles about meditation, solitude, and the quietest square inch in America.

The Longform Guide to Imposters

The Longform Guide to Bob Dylan

Three of our favorite articles on the latest Nobel Prize winner.

The Longform Guide to "Anonymous"

The Longform Guide: Lost at Sea

Perfect storms, drunken dares, and a man who sailed his house — a collection of our favorite articles about castaways.

The Longform Guide to Bank Heists

The most prolific duo in history, the Texas woman who robbed banks dressed a pudgy cowboy, and the story that inspired Dog Day Afternon — a collection of our favorite stories about bank robberies.

The Longform Guide to Hillary Clinton

From her early political career to the challenges she's faced in 2016 — a reading list on the Democratic nominee for president.

The Longform Guide to Standup Comedy

Picks on Carlin, Seinfeld, Rivers, Pryor and more.

The Longform Guide to the Brain

Experimental neuroscience, everlasting consciousness, and conjoined minds — our favorite articles about the brain.

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Compiled by Robyn K. Coggins

The Longform Guide to High School

From football fields in Texas to the real Ridgemont High, a collection of picks to help remember a time you might rather forget.

The Longform Guide to Sad Retired Athletes

Iverson, Canseco, TO, and DiMaggio — a collection of picks on post-career woe.

The Longform Guide to Road Trips

Our favorite stories about hitting the road.

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Compiled by Elon Green.

The Longform Guide to Manhunts

Stories about looking for people who don't want to be found.

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Compiled by Gretchen Gavett and Elon Green.

The Longform Guide to Undercover Journalism

Stories from inside slaughterhouses, car dealerships, and an 1800s insane asylum.

The Longform Guide to Gambling

A collection of picks about the best and worst bettors in the world.

The Longform Guide to Nurses

It takes a special kind of person to become a nurse. You have to be willing to work long shifts. To care for people when nobody else will. To be there for families at their darkest hour. And to do it all while being taken for granted.

Nursing is hard, thankless work. And yet nearly four million people in America do it every day. Here are a few of their stories, a collection presented in partnership with Johnson & Johnson.

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Thanks to Johnson & Johnson for supporting Longform. To learn more about their commitment to nurses around the world, visit discovernursing.com.

The Longform Guide to Sea Creatures

Keiko, Nessie, and giant squids: a collection of picks on animals from the deep.

The Longform Guide to Sleep

The nightmare of insomnia, the secret of slumber, and the search for the next Ambien — our favorite articles about sleep, presented by Casper.

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Thanks to Casper for sponsoring Longform. Get an obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price right here.

The Longform Guide to Weed

Stories from our archive about how marijuana is grown, bought, sold, smuggled, and smoked.</p>

The Longform Guide to Running

Champions, record-breakers, frauds, and underdogs — our favorite articles about runners.

The Longform Guide to Restaurants

The underground network powering America's Chinese food, the magic of McDonald's fries, one chef's quest for perfection, and more — our favorite articles about restaurants. (Photo: Annie Ling)

The Longform Guide to the Dark Side of Hollywood

Corruption, venality, and tragedy: a collection of picks on what lies beneath the glitter.

The Longform Guide to the Mall

A collection of stories about how malls revolutionized the way Americans shop, snack, and flirt.

The Longform Guide to Dog Sledding

On the eve of the Iditarod, our favorite articles ever written about "the last great race."

The Longform Guide to the Olympics

Munich, the Dream Team, and the search for Nadia Comaneci—a collection of articles on the highs and lows of Olympic history.

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Compiled by Gretchen Gavett and Elon Green.