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Longform Journalism

This Year's Best Longreads On World Affairs

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

The year 2014 was a tumultuous one, with more than its fair share of world-changing events. The media has covered the chaos using all the methods at i...

Home to Havana: A Story of Ballet, Family and Country

Carrie Seidman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
Carrie Seidman

She is thinking back to that day, four years earlier, when her son asked if he could take up ballet, the art that propelled his parents from this Caribbean island to the United States more than two decades ago. Francisco was 13; she had started her own training at 8.

The Cost Of Being A First-Time Egg Donor

Justine Griffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Justine Griffin

The eggs in my ovaries made me valuable. Without them, there is no in vitro fertilization, no surrogate mothers, no baby-making business. As it unfolded, I began to feel like a commodity rather than a human being, a means to an end on the infant assembly line.

Sasha Belenky

Iran's Financial Juggernaut, The Future Of Pop Music, The First NSA Whistleblower & More Must Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

1. The Supreme Leader's Financial Juggernaut The New York Times reported last week that Bloomberg News shelved a months-long investigation into...

Sasha Belenky

The Ship That Sailed Into The Hurricane & More Must-Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

1. Tragedy On The Bounty One of the stranger stories to have come out of Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast a year ago this week, is...

Sasha Belenky

Twitter's Messy Origins, The Future Of Music & More Must-Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

1. The Twitter War “What’s the worst thing I can do as C.E.O. to screw the company up?” Evan Williams, a co-founder of Twitter, asked Bil...

Sasha Belenky

Football's Concussion Crisis, Why There Aren't More Women In Science & More Must-Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

1. Football's Concussion Crisis This week, Frontline aired "League of Denial," its highly anticipated investigation into the connection between...

Sasha Belenky

Must-Reads: Syria Crisis, Coffee's Big Problem, A Deadly Tornado And Fashion Sins

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

(AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon) 1. A Hellish Problem As debate rages in Washington over whether to use military force against Syria, it's worth takin...

Sasha Belenky

Tennis History, Trent Reznor's Return, Walmart's Rivals & More Must Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

1. For Love Of The Game With the U.S. Open in full swing this week, magazines are serving up a heavy dose of tennis coverage. In The New Yorker...

Sasha Belenky

Kanye's Big Plan, A Craigslist Killer, The New $100 Bill & More Must Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

1. New Money, Old Money Last year, in Wired, David Wolman profiled a German artist and printmaker named Hans-Jürgen Kuhl who crafted counterfe...

Sasha Belenky

Silicon Valley Superheroes, Sci-Fi Meat, Fashion's Tragic Icon And More Great Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

1. The Would-Be Heroes Of Silicon Valley In New York magazine, Kevin Roose tags along with the inaugural class of the Draper University of Hero...

Sasha Belenky

Jeff Bezos, The Mecca Of Cool, Confessions Of Innocent Men, And More Must-Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

1. The Man Who Sees The Future The news this week that Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, purchased The Washington Post for $250 million led many t...

Sasha Belenky

Social Media's 'Horrific Catch-22,' The Best Night Of The Week, And More Must-Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

1. The Internet As An Arm Of Justice Through the Internet, especially social media, people around the world have the power to share information...

Sasha Belenky

The Sex Lives Of Others, The Celebrity Profiler And More Must-Read Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

1. The Celebrity-Profiler Profiles Himself Tom Chiarella, writer-at-large at Esquire, has made a career of profiling some of Hollywood's biggest bo...

Sasha Belenky

The Most Important General You've Never Heard Of, And Other Must-Read Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

1. The Most Important General You've Never Heard Of Edward Snowden's disclosures about the U.S. government's mass surveillance programs have fo...

Sasha Belenky

High Times With Outlaw Surfers, And Other Long-Form Stories Around The Web

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

1. The Perfect Beach Read Summer is a time for adventures and escapes -- road trips, beach getaways, afternoons spent by the backyard BBQ, evenings...

Wall Street Journal Cuts Down On Longform Journalism Post-Murdoch

cjr.org | Posted 12.11.2011 | Media

The Wall Street Journal’s page one has long been the standard-bearer for business writing and reporting, at least for newspapers. It took news and t...