Boat Squatters, Liberal Arts Cults & Toxic Masculinity

By Flora Stadler A great long form article doesn’t feel like a slog. I love long reads that push the word limit for a single sitting, but still grip me until the end. This week, I’ve got three articles that fit this description. Lost at Sea: Poverty and paradise at the edge of America By Joe … Continue reading Boat Squatters, Liberal Arts Cults & Toxic Masculinity

Lydia Netzer: Inhabiting the Other Side of Death

By Flora Stadler I read Lydia Netzer’s novel Shine Shine Shine when I was very pregnant with my second child. Sleeping had become problematic, so I tore through the story—about a willful woman named Sunny and her genius, astronaut husband, who’s lost in space when Sunny gives birth to their second child. The birth scene … Continue reading Lydia Netzer: Inhabiting the Other Side of Death

Donate Books They’ll Get Caught Reading

We are very excited to partner with Special Education English teachers at Beacon High School to bring student libraries to their classrooms for Get Caught Reading month in May. The teachers put together a special wishlist of culturally diverse books that they would like, and your help is much appreciated! We will match any donation, … Continue reading Donate Books They’ll Get Caught Reading

Jersey Bears, Sex Charlatans & Phantom Planets

By Flora Stadler The sun is out! The weekend is in sight! Here are a few long reads to enjoy outside while you're getting some much-needed vitamin D. But these aren't your average-sized stories, so bring sunblock. Direct Eye Contact By John McPhee for The New Yorker Approx. length: 2,000 words John McPhee is one … Continue reading Jersey Bears, Sex Charlatans & Phantom Planets

Tech Vegans, Carbon Hunting, & the Property Managers of Wall Street

February is all snow days and slow days—a good time to settle in with some magazines that have been piling up in the corner. I’ll be posting an occasional series called Long Form, featuring some of my favorite recent long-form articles. Long-form journalism can read a lot like a good short story—compelling characters and plot—a … Continue reading Tech Vegans, Carbon Hunting, & the Property Managers of Wall Street