The National Magazine Award Finalists: Feature Writing

The National Magazine Award Finalists: Reporting

The Longform Guide to Wine

Red, white, expensive, cheap, fake, poisoned.

The Longform Guide to Diaries

Nina Simone, Guantánamo’s youngest prisoner, and a murderous college student — a collection of articles based on private journals.

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Compiled by Elon Green.

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 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 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 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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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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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 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.

The Longform Guide to Rich Kids

Paris Hilton, Princeton phonies, and the prince who blew through billions—a collection of articles on young money.

The Longform Guide to Sight

A blind man who taught himself to see, a killer obsessed with eyes, and how different animals perceive the world — a collection of our favorite articles about sight.

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Edited by Robyn Coggins

The Longform Guide to Animal Attacks

From grizzlies in Alaska to whales at SeaWorld, a collection stories of animals turning on humans.

The Longform Guide to Journalism Hoaxes, Pranks and Lies

Stephen Glass, Jayson Blair, Janet Cooke and the best April Fool's in magazine history.

The Longform Guide to Quarterbacks

Jimmy Breslin on Joe Namath, Mike Sager on Todd Marinovich, and George Plimpton on himself — a collection of our favorite articles ever written about QBs.