The Longform Guide to the World Cup

It's finally here! The 2014 World Cup kicks off today, with Brazil taking on Croatia. If you're looking for something to read between matches, here is a collection of our favorite articles on the tournament, sponsored by our favorite video game: EA SPORTS FIFA WORLD CUP.

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The Longform Guide to Bygone New York

A collection of picks about different eras of life in New York City, inspried by Twice Upon a Time: Listening to New York, the new, multilayered essay by acclaimed author Hari Kunzru. Buy it today from Atavist Books.

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The Warby Parker Guide to Architecture

This guide is sponsored by Warby Parker, whose new collaboration with Architecture for Humanity is about mixed materials and durable construction.</p>

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The Longform Guide to Karen Russell

A collection of our favorite writing by Karen Russell, including short stories and her lone foray into journalism, "The Blind Faith of the One-Eyed Matador," a Longform Best of 2012 pick.

Russelll's new novella, </em>Sleep Donation, is out now.

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The Longform Guide to Cruises

Compiled by Elon Green.

Editor's note: No compendium of cruise stories would be complete without David Foster Wallace’s account of his week on the MV Zenith. Alas, "Shipping Out" is not available online as text, but the pdf is here.

The Longform Guide to Optimism in the Second Machine Age

This guide is sponsored by The Second Machine Age, the New York Times bestseller by MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.

The Second Machine Age is a book about how the technological revolution is reinventing our lives and our economy. But unlike so many writing about tech, Brynjolfsson and McAfee, two thinkers at the forefront of their field, are hopeful for our technological future. And they've come up with roadmap for how to navigate it.

Buy a copy today. And while you wait for it to arrive, check out this collection of great, optimistic articles about tech, curated by Brynjolfsson and McAfee, that helped inspire their book:

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Pete Seeger, 1919-2014

A collection of picks on the folk singer, who died Monday.

The Longform Guide to Gary Shteyngart

This guide is sponsored by Gary Shteyngart's Little Failure, the best-seller published this month by Random House. Hailed as a "memoir for the ages" by Mary Karr, Little Failure tells the story of Shteyngart's American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado. Buy it today.</p>

Should you need further convincing, here is a collection of some of Shteyngart's best non-fiction:</em>

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The Longform Guide to Pills

Compiled by Timothy Maddocks.

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