Longform Best of 2015

We recommended 1,453 articles this year, from 1,210 writers and 360 publications. They were read nearly 20 million times.

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Crime

American Horror Story: The Cecil Hotel

She was a Canadian student whose travels brought her to the cheap hotel on Skid Row. The only clue in her disappearance was a strange elevator video in which she peeks and then gestures with her hands down an unseen hallway.