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Postby IsaiahSchafer » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:13 am

The carles site reads like trashpile's and freddy's lovechild. No complaints.

edit: dang it, new page sorry. site: http://carles.buzz/ to save you from the trek back one page.

@smiles thanks for the insight
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby posh_somme » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:48 am

"How the FBI created a terrorist", actually worse than it sounds

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015 ... terrorist/

“In these cases, the FBI says paid informants and undercover agents are foiling attacks before they occur. But the evidence suggests — and a recent Human Rights Watch report on the subject illustrates — that the FBI isn’t always nabbing would-be terrorists so much as setting up mentally ill or economically desperate people to commit crimes they could never have accomplished on their own.
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby ramseames » Tue May 19, 2015 3:25 am

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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby ptozzi » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:49 pm

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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby vgtbls » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:21 pm

"Should the Black Artistic Class Go On Strike?" - an article by Regan Farquhar a.k.a. Busdriver

http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/767-op-ed ... on-strike/
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby Ques » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:00 am

when people ask me what my hobbies are, i've begun to stop the lying and actually tell the truth: reading the new yorker archives

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/ ... ew-machine

all the poll numbers hype this primary season have left a sour taste in my mouth, this is a great read expounding upon that

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/ ... id=mod-yml

article about latino sources of news in the US, really eyeopening, for me at least

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultur ... max-martin

i always wondered why hit me one more time was an acceptable song lyric. now i know

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/ ... on-bottles

confirms my suspicions that no bottle of wine should be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk ... s-innocent

racism or national security? you decide!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/opini ... crime.html

i always try to argue this point with my friends/acquaintances when relevant and 100% of the time get vilified in the process. ridiculous how such "progressive" people can turn so quickly when something doesn't naturally agree with them.
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby dbcooper » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:08 pm

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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby sknss » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:21 pm

i've been reading articles written by anne boulay (now the french vanity fair's editor in chief) and pretending it's 1999

in french sorry

Issey Miyake's last collection

Kenzo quits fashion

portrait of young raf simons

hussein chalayan

alber elbaz starts working for ysl

tommy hilfiger the new king of sportswear

portrait of 60 year old lagerfeld
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby charybdis » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:31 am

So, regardless of how you feel about Gawker and long articles about casual sexism, I think this a very thoughtfully reported piece. It's pretty balanced and more about the culture at Gawker (especially when contrasted with all the times the site's publications have called out other media groups for having a gender imbalance in its staff. The piece itself has been bouncing around the media-sphere since it started out as a Gawker piece about gawker, was axed, and then was published to Medium after the writer quit. It's a nice look at how things can happen without intent of malice.

I'll pull some quotes, emphasis mine:

Despite his having paid lip service to the idea of reaching beyond the usual precincts to find a new executive editor and a new editor of Gawker.com, despite his having made lots of noise in the press about changing the face of the company, Denton wound up installing two male Gawker Media veterans in jobs that had been held by two male Gawker Media veterans before them. The memo that went out introducing Pareene as the new Gawker EIC also thanked Leah Beckmann for “stepping into the breach and helping out.” Beckmann had taken on the full-time role of Gawker EIC at a time when the site was wavering on the brink of chaos and implosion. During her tenure, Gawker.com had its highest traffic day in history. This recognition of her performance in the role came off both dismissive and gendered. Only a woman would be thanked for “helping out.”


The union effort prompted my discovery of an egregious pay discrepancy, which I brought up with male writers and editors to their either mild interest or argumentative dismissal. At one point I was advised by a male superior — a man I like and consider a friend, and who is both progressive and feminist — to not “dick-measure over salary” when I became aware of distinct difference in pay among writers with equivalent jobs. As Joanne Lipman wrote in the New York Times in August, “[Men are] absolutely certain that they don’t have a gender problem themselves; it must be some other guys who do. Yet they’re leaders of companies that pay men more than women for the same jobs.” The debate over pay, worth, and skill kept spiraling until I found a new job and left the company.


Also here is a New Yorker interview with an ex member of the WBC who lost her faith through twitter.
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby WussWayne » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:17 am

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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby adiabatic » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:40 am

Slate Star Codex is one of my favorite blogs and Scott Alexander recently updated his Top Posts page.

His top Top Posts (click through for the links; I don't want to transcribe them into BBCode):

  • The Control Group Is Out Of Control — on the weakness of a lot of modern scientific research and statistics.
  • I Can Tolerate Anything Except The Outgroup — on a general framework for thinking about tolerance vs prejudice.
  • Toxoplasma of Rage — on how the media works and why stupid topics keep coming up again and again.
  • Meditations on Moloch — on…um…it’s hard to explain.


There are also many other less-than-top Top Posts. All the ones I've read (most of them!) are wonderful. Even the hard-to-explain ones like "'Universal Love', Said The Cacus Person".
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby Ques » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:06 pm

in light of the horrific shootings that took place in california, i think this is a relevant and engrossing read about applying the concept of "thresholds of violence" to mass-shootings in the US.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/ ... f-violence
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby Iliam » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:04 pm

Not very long articles but:

I enjoyed this interview with Jeremy Lewis of Garmento zine.

Also one of his articles about race and fashion.

Spoiler:
Fashion, as it more or less exists today, was born from the need to distinguish class and status through dress at a time in European history when socioeconomic shifts made old standards and codes obsolete. The need to seasonally update your wardrobe to the prescribed mode of the moment became a mark of not only wealth but the correct taste, a taste level that marked you as one of the privileged few who could afford as well as care. And so fashion, rather naturally, became an extremely efficient system for making judgements and assigning meanings based not only on dress but overall appearance. When race enters the picture, loaded with the histories and prejudices that often come with it, fashion proves apt at codifying skin color, assigning it status and decreeing which hues and tones of flesh are and aren’t aspirational.


Tangentially, I think that one thing I like about Westwood is that she used a system that is meant to distinguish between classes started to make it work against this.


An interview with designer Andre Walker by Olivier Zahn.

Nice write up about the history of i-D, The Face and Jil magazines.
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby bels » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:52 pm

How does Westwood make clothes work against the class system
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby Ques » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:06 am

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... ers-in-law

a inside look at life in the "kingdom"

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/ ... se-macabre

i really appreciate the new yorker because they always get in deep not just with the story but also with their characters, they build a connection with whoever the piece is about. the good articles always leave me emotionally invested. like this one.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/09/blood-ties

and this one.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... the-middle

this one not so much, but if you're interested in the inner-workings of hollywood, it's worth reading anyway

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/ ... Nzc2MTIyS0

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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby rublev » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:13 pm

Philip Coggan's 'what's wrong with finance' piece for the economist which just won the 2016 CFA journalist of the year award

Both financiers and economists still get the blame for the 2007-2009 financial crisis: the first group for causing it and the second for not predicting it. As it turns out, the two issues are connected. The economists failed to understand the importance of finance and financiers put too much faith in the models produced by economists.


heavy but worth a go
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby bels » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:08 am

http://www.eastendreview.co.uk/2016/01/ ... om-hunter/

Lmao at this fake ass article.

Victorian terraced houses on Ellingfort Road, owned by Hackney Council, were run down and classified as derelict. Tenants were moving out, and one by one squatters moved in. Before long the entire street was squatted.


Yeah mate. Free london housing. Sure. I believe u.
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby pirxthepilot » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:07 am

i know ellingfort road well (its most famous resident is actually the artist gustav metzger). many of the victorian/georgian houses in hackney- which are now worth between £1m-£2m- were squatted for ages. council tenants refused to take them, they all wanted nice new builds in essex. this is when the artists came: eg rachel whiteread's first space cast was of the house on my road where she lived.
this article by iain sinclair tells the story of the house directly opposite me which a guy called Dave squatted for maybe 20 years. he turned it into a sanctuary for injured wild birds, and raised his son there. when the council finally forced him out a couple of years ago the completely ruined shell of a building sold at auction for £1.3 million ( i got outbid..). a developer bought the building and its now turned into 'luxury' flats

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v34/n16/iain-sinclair/diary
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby bels » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:04 pm

My sarcasm above was at the idea that something that was once free is now worth a cool mil 20 (?) years later.

It seems ludicrous.
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby popcorn » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:43 am

Definitely not a long piece among long pieces, but a favorite of mine as an American teenager.

The Silicon Valley Suicides
Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... es/413140/
Author Hanna Rosin is a Jewish woman who went to Stanford University and authored God's Harvard in 2007.
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby ramseames » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:43 am

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2010/10/ ... nds-201010

this is from 2010 but its still relevant to a lot of what greece is dealing with/how they've made such a mess of their country
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby khayandhi » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:31 am

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... if-batuman

Elif Batuman, one of my favorite current writers of non-fiction (you may enjoy her book The Possessed, or you may find it tiresome and arch – I lean slightly towards the latter view, but I'm very impressed by all her work in other media), on Turkish politics, cultural identity, religion, etc. over the last few years under the AKP, and also on patriarchy and Houellebecq. Also she is 100% my fav person to follow on Twitter.
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby rublev » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:42 pm

The definitive story on Christine Chubbuck, the anchorwoman who killed herself on live TV

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In 1974, a newscaster in Sarasota, Fla., pulled out a gun and shot herself on live television. In today’s world, countless people would have seen Christine Chubbuck’s very public suicide on the Internet afterward, but back then, the woman’s death warranted some mentions on national nightly news before she faded into obscurity.

The incident is coming to light once again, however, after two movies about her life premiered at Sundance. One is the feature “Christine,” which stars Rebecca Hall as the journalist, and follows her depressive spiral. The second is the documentary “Kate Plays Christine,” about an actress who gets a job to play the newscaster in another project, then moves to Sarasota to investigate Chubbuck’s life.

With renewed interest in Chubbuck, we’re republishing a profile written by Sally Quinn in 1974, shortly after the newscaster’s suicide
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby exprof » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:47 pm

@iliam it's actually one of my profs who wrote that... haha...
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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby pirxthepilot » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:49 am

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Re: Long articles that are worth reading

Postby MythicSquirrel » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:56 pm

frightening and fascinating recount of a young Marine's afternoon with Randy Kraft
http://www.orangecoast.com/features/cen ... -universe/
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