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Long articles that are worth reading

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:22 am
by starfox64
Title is pretty self-explanatory.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:25 am
by starfox64

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:22 am
by rjbman

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:36 pm
by sparkyoriental
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/03/17/140317fa_fact_solomon?currentPage=all
Andrew Solomon, The Reckoning: The father of the Sandy Hook killer searches for answers.

anything by Andrew Solomon is going to be excellent though, so highly recommend him as a writer in general

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:54 am
by starfox64

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:01 pm
by verilyvert
I highly recommend this read about how a small group of traders and techies figured out the inefficiencies of high speed trading and how they were being exploited by big banks to take advantage of investors. Even more incredible is how this group revolutionized trading by creating their own stock exchange that protected investors using delayed trades.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/magaz ... neral&_r=0

For anyone wondering what the current prospects of nuclear fusion solving the world's energy problems are, this article does a great job of explaining the history, politics, and challenges surrounding fusion research at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). It is also a sobering look at the limits of current energy sources.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014 ... ntPage=all

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:12 am
by starfox64
verilyvert wrote:I highly recommend this read about how a small group of traders and techies figured out the inefficiencies of high speed trading and how they were being exploited by big banks to take advantage of investors. Even more incredible is how this group revolutionized trading by creating their own stock exchange that protected investors using delayed trades.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/magaz ... neral&_r=0


I'm decently good friends with "Puz". Although I had no idea that was his nickname and have never called him that. Neither do any of our other mutual friends, as far as I know.

A friend of mine sent this to me. It's kind of a dumbed down look at the Japanese obsession with Americana through a few avenues (bourbon, jazz, burgers, clothes) meant for I guess a more general audience. What I think is interesting is that usually this idea is presented at least in part as a part of youth culture (like most things in fashion), when in fact it's something that affects older people as well (though everyone in the story is a man, which is equally interesting).

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:15 pm
by errantposture
http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/02/the-dark-power-of-fraternities/357580/

Article about the fraternity system in American Colleges, and the dangers that often come with them

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:12 pm
by inc.
One of my favorite essays on the importance of concise/clear writing.
George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language," 1946

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 8:05 pm
by exprof
Found a website with a lot of David Foster Wallace's essays. Well worth going through. My favourites are "David Lynch Keeps His Head" and "Consider the Lobster".

There's some Zadie Smith stuff too, she's really great. My favourite is "Fail Better".

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 8:36 pm
by rjbman
No Exit, focusing on how difficult keeping a startup going is.

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 3:07 am
by stappard_
The Premature Burial is an interesting and incredibly in-depth study of music artist Burial.

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:30 am
by Stingray Sam
http://tinyurl.com/kkdzdex Can i put a cool podcast here? This is an episode of philosophy bites about what is the definition of art, i thought you guys might enjoy this

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:45 am
by starfox64
http://nymag.com/news/features/foreigners-hiding-money-new-york-real-estate-2014-6/

crazy housing prices in new york are partly being used as a way for ultra-rich people in other countries to stash/launder money overseas.

something that jumped out at me:

The Census Bureau estimates that 30 percent of all apartments in the quadrant from 49th to 70th Streets between Fifth and Park are vacant at least ten months a year.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:20 am
by stappard_
starfox64 wrote:http://nymag.com/news/features/foreigners-hiding-money-new-york-real-estate-2014-6/

crazy housing prices in new york are partly being used as a way for ultra-rich people in other countries to stash/launder money overseas.

something that jumped out at me:

The Census Bureau estimates that 30 percent of all apartments in the quadrant from 49th to 70th Streets between Fifth and Park are vacant at least ten months a year.



The same thing is happening in London- "The empty buildings include a row of 10 mansions worth £73m which have stood largely unused since they were bought between 1989 and 1993, it is believed on behalf of members of the Saudi royal family."

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:35 am
by frogosaurus
If you're a leftist, you'll get a kick out of this.

http://strikemag.org/bullshit-jobs/

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:57 am
by breakadawn

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:53 pm
by frogosaurus
@mc-lunar fair enough, i read the print version. this was the just the online version i was able to find.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:17 pm
by breakadawn
http://time.com/2969951/dear-white-gays-stop-stealing-black-female-culture/

Worth reading because it's pretty stupid. I know plenty of black people who engage in stereotypically 'white' activities, why is it not fair the other way around? And why single out gays? Doesn't help that this is written in a super-preachy manner.

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/dear-white-gays-twir

This response is much more agreeable

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:06 am
by wiggly--woo
the mystery of why six people admitted roles in two murders, when they couldn't remember anything about the crimes:

The Reykjavik Confessions

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:28 am
by breakadawn

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:05 pm
by Ques

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:12 pm
by charybdis
http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebri ... la-anthony

Cool article on the owner of Media Takeout. I kind of like that the site hovers right in that space of "is this meant to be a joke?????", but I do agree with some of the criticisms brought up by the profile.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:52 pm
by Ques
http://acvoice.com/2014/07/16/blood-of- ... s=og.likes

good read about defining yourself with labels

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:01 pm
by Ques
on the perils of paleo: http://secure.newyorker.com/magazine/20 ... oup?src=mp

this author is hilarious, will definitely be reading more from her

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:35 pm
by bels

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:14 pm
by spahdfgo
"Irregular around the margins/American rappers, fashion & luxury brands: a convergence"

End of studies paper i stumbled upon.

http://www.academia.edu/6908292/IRREGUL ... ONVERGENCE

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:01 pm
by torukun
Two great articles about identity.

The Chameleon You've probably heard of this guy, a French man who would pretend to be a teenager and then integrate himself into a school or a community.

Mercenary This one is about a man in charge of security at a nuclear power plant, who claims to have been a mercenary and global assassin.

Re: Long articles that are worth reading

PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:11 am
by ramseames
medium sux but this guy did a really interesting piece about Rem Koolhaas

https://medium.com/@pleij/i-hate-being- ... c42abbcd6d

Re: Long articles that are worth reading

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:31 pm
by Ques
more people should post what they read in this thread

http://themattwalshblog.com/2013/09/11/ ... -my-shell/

also relevant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JLWQEuz2gA