longreads

Art

Kara Walker Showed Me the Horror of American Life

Kara Walker's art hurts—and that's a good thing.
Antwaun Sargent
11.9.17
money

Drake’s Favourite Lawyer Wants to Change the World With $2 Bills

Bankruptcy lawyer Steve Reisman has spent the last decade giving away "thousands upon thousands upon thousands" of $2 bills.
Arielle Pardes
6.12.17
Stuff

Marina Abramović Still Doesn’t Give a Fuck

Nearing 70, the artist who built a career off of subversive performance is still pushing boundaries, causing controversies, and influencing the youth.
James Yeh
11.14.16
News

Did Police Homophobia Allow a Serial Killer to Target Gay Men For Over a Year?

40-year-old Stephen Port allegedly drugged and murdered four young men in London after meeting them through Grindr.
Max Daly
4.6.16
Culture

How One Man Ran the World's Only Menstruation Museum from His Basement

The sad tale of an aging bachelor, a massive collection of menstrual memorabilia, and the museum that may one day rise again.
Arielle Pardes
9.28.15
Stuff

How to Be Caitlin Moran

The controversial British feminist is a controversial British feminist.
Lauren Oyler
7.16.15
Stuff

I Charged My Sexual Energies at the Osho Meditation Resort in India

"Feel the energy in the tip of your sex!" said the instructor.
Noa Jones
4.19.15
Stuff

Love, Lies, and the Long Aftermath of My Parents' Divorce

My parents divorced before I was one, and when I look back at my life I wonder if that's why I've been a shitty person to every woman I've ever dated.
David Covucci
3.25.15
The Do It Well and Leave Something Witchy Issue

Did a White Guy Steal a Popular Gossip Site from Three Black Teenagers?

Oh No They Didn't grew from a LiveJournal community to an honest-to-god brand, but the people who run it today have been accused of exploiting the original founders.
Mitchell Sunderland
10.7.14
News

Indigenous Lawsuits Could Paralyze the Tar Sands

The constitutionally protected rights of indigenous people to hunt, fish, trap, and be consulted when new developments are being built are under attack due to rapid industrial growth. Following extreme de-regulation under the Harper Government at the...
Michael Toledano
5.5.14
Stuff

A Canadian in the French Foreign Legion

The French Foreign Legion is where criminals and transients go for a new identity that's fraught with intense military training. Here's a profile of an adventurous and masochistic dude from Ottawa named "Dave," who decided to jump into the fray, and...
Joshua Rapp Learn
4.23.14
Stuff

I Was a Suspected School Shooter

Rumors of me wanting to go berserk went far and wide, and even made front pages of the local newspapers. I had to go to therapy, and by the end of the ordeal I was having dreams about the Columbine shooters.
Gina Tron
12.29.13
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