The Longform Guide to Cat Burglars

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James Salter, 1925-2015

A collection of picks by and about the writer, who died Friday.

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The Longform Guide to Surfing

The sport’s early days, the world’s biggest wave, and the story that inspired Blue Crush.</p>

The Longform Guide to Soccer Corruption

The Longform Guide to David Letterman

From his early days in Indiana to his exit interview after 33 years in late night, a David Letterman reading list.</p>

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The Longform Guide to Police Brutality

A report from the NYC race riots of 1964, the perilous existence of confidential informants, and the militarization of American law enforcement — a collection of articles on police brutality.</p>

The Longform Guide to Robert Durst

</a>A collection of picks on the real-estate scion and accused killer.

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David Carr, 1956-2015

David Carr, the New York Times media reporter and a friend, died Thursday night in the newsroom.

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This Week's Most Popular Articles in the Longform App

The king of clickbait, a hiker who disappeared on the Appalachian Trail and an interview with Jay from Serial — the most read articles this week in the Longform App, available free for iPhone and iPad.

This Week's Most Popular Articles in the Longform App

<img src="http://longform.org/stuff/images/seven-month-old-twins-615.jpg" title=“babies and babies" class="bleed" alt=“”>The rise and murderous fall of a pecan dynasty in Texas, the inside story of how Marissa Mayer lost her way at Yahoo! and why a baby’s brain needs love to develop — the most read articles this week in the Longform App, available free for iPhone and iPad.

The Longform Guide to Cuba

A collection of picks about exile, defection, revolution, and the country’s future.

This Week's Most Popular Articles in the Longform App

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.

This Week's Most Popular Articles in the Longform App

A surgeon opens up about medical mistakes, Chris Rock discusses Ferguson and Cosby, and the story of a woman who survived her husband's repeated attempts to have her killed — the most read articles this week in the Longform App, available free for iPhone and iPad.

This Week's Most Popular Articles in the Longform App

A husband who spent millions failing to kill his wife, the nightmare of working for RadioShack and how an East German quantum chemist became the world’s most powerful woman — the most read articles this week in the Longform App, available free for iPhone and iPad.

The Longform Guide to Video Game Visionaries

A collection of articles about the creative geniuses behind the most important video games ever made, from Donkey Kong to Grand Theft Auto to Pong.

This Week's Most Popular Articles in the Longform App

Wikipedia's legendary sex illustrator, the mysterious L'Wren Scott and an old friend confronts Stephen Glass — the most read articles this week in the new Longform App, available free for iPhone and iPad.

The Longform Guide to Space

A celebrity astrophysicist, the Columbia disaster, and sex in space—a collection of our favorite articles about the cosmos.

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Compiled by Elon Green.