Sara Majka | Longreads | October 2015 | 23 minutes (5,561 words) Our latest Longreads Exclusive is a previously unpublished short story by Sara Majka, as chosen by Longreads contributing editor A. N. Devers, who writes: “This short story, about a woman who decides to travel… Continue Reading
Halloween, All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days represent a friendly (if bony, skeletal) handshake between Paganism and Christianity, an exaltation of escape and revelry, as well as somber respect for death and those whom it has claimed. I still love… Continue Reading
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An NYPD officer went undercover at Brooklyn College and made an aggressive effort to befriend and surveil law-abiding Muslims years before she ever met her alleged targets.
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Two decades after NYC sought to relocate its infamous tunnel-dwelling denizens, a years-long investigation reveals a few hardy souls still toiling and thriving beneath the city streets. They insist they wouldn’t live anywhere else.
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The first and final chapters of Orson Welles’s complicated career.