Tag: longreads

  • How the Pandemic Defeated America

    How the Pandemic Defeated America A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees. via The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/09/coronavirus-american-failure/614191/

  • As Neo-Nazis Seed Military Ranks, Germany Confronts ‘an Enemy Within’

    As Neo-Nazis Seed Military Ranks, Germany Confronts ‘an Enemy Within’ (Published 2020) After plastic explosives and Nazi memorabilia were found at an elite soldier’s home, Germany worries about a problem of far-right infiltration at the heart of its democracy. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/03/world/europe/germany-military-neo-nazis-ksk.html

  • For the forgotten men of 1st Platoon, Trump’s pardon of an officer they helped convict of murder is a crushing betrayal

    For the forgotten men of 1st Platoon, Trump’s pardon of an officer they helped convict of murder is a crushing betrayal Only a few hours had passed since President Donald Trump pardoned 1st Lt. Clint Lorance… via Laredo Morning Times: https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/For-the-forgotten-men-of-1st-Platoon-Trump-s-15381879.php

  • Michaela the Destroyer

    Michaela the Destroyer How a young talent from East London went from open-mic nights to making the year’s most sublimely unsettling show. via Vulture: https://www.vulture.com/article/michaela-coel-i-may-destroy-you.html

  • YouTube’s Psychic Wounds

    YouTube’s Psychic Wounds Seeking political news, Nicholson Baker ventures to the wrong clip and back again via Columbia Journalism Review: https://www.cjr.org/special_report/youtubes-psychic-wounds.php/

  • How Can the Press Best Serve a Democratic Society?

    How Can the Press Best Serve a Democratic Society? In the nineteen-forties, a panel of scholars struggled over truth in reporting, the marketplace of ideas, and the maintenance of a free and responsible press. Their deliberations are more relevant than ever. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-future-of-democracy/how-can-the-press-best-serve-democracy

  • Is the Saudi Government Plotting Against Another U.S.-Based Critic?

    Is the Saudi Government Plotting Against Another U.S.-Based Critic? Ali Soufan, a decorated veteran of U.S. law enforcement, has become the target of a vitriolic social-media campaign that appears to involve some of the same people who had targeted Jamal Khashoggi. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/is-the-saudi-government-plotting-against-another-us-based-critic

  • The true story of the heartthrob prince of Qatar and his time at USC

    The true story of the heartthrob prince of Qatar and his time at USC When a Qatari sheikh came to live in L.A., an entire economy sprouted to meet his wishes. “His highness doesn’t like to hear no,” one associate told a professor. via Los Angeles Times: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-16/qatar-prince-usc-ucla-la

  • In Plain Sight – The search for Syrian war criminals in Europe

    In Plain Sight, by Annie Hylton The search for Syrian war criminals in Europe via Harper’s Magazine : https://harpers.org/archive/2020/08/in-plain-sight-syrian-war-criminals-in-europe/

  • The Cold War Bunker That Became Home to a Dark-Web Empire

    The Cold War Bunker That Became Home to a Dark-Web Empire An eccentric Dutchman began living in a giant underground facility built by the German military—and ran a server farm beloved by cybercriminals. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/08/03/the-cold-war-bunker-that-became-home-to-a-dark-web-empire

  • Behrouz Boochani Just Wants to Be Free

    Behrouz Boochani Just Wants to Be Free (Published 2020) He fled Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. He exposed Australia’s offshore detention camps — from the inside. He survived, stateless, for seven years. What’s next? Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/04/magazine/behrouz-boochani-australia.html

  • Spies, Lies, and Stonewalling: What It’s Like to Report on Facebook

    Spies, Lies, and Stonewalling: What It’s Like to Report on Facebook One day in July 2016, Casey Newton, a tech reporter for The Verge, sat down at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park for the biggest interview of his career. Across from him was Mark Zuckerberg. With his characteristic geeky excitement, Zuckerberg described the promising initial […]