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Long Read Picks
Every week, we highlight the longform articles from recent days that we think you shouldn't miss. This week — the doomsday glacier, the Rock, and more.
All the very best long reads of the week, in one place.
Facebook's "filter bubble" problem, what gun violence looks like, and a microcosm of America's broken public education system.
Florida's looming housing crisis, a spate of opioid-induced amnesia, and the unraveling of a once-promising tech company.
In 1972, he hijacked a plane in St Louis — and nearly got away with $500,000.
The neurosurgeon who was making more than just mistakes, the missing kids from "Runaway Train," and more of the best long reads of the week.
Kesha's next act, Alex Jones' unbelievable ascension to the mainstream and life and death in the "Death Zone."
Figuring out what the hell happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980 decades after it crashed, how the heir to American white supremacy changed his mind, and more of the best long reads of the week.
Banned for life from a tiny island in the South Atlantic, a fight to leave Adderall behind, and more of the best longreads of the week.
Robin William's struggle with a rare form of dementia, the story of the biggest tsunami ever, and more of the best long reads of the week.
The crazy collapse of Silicon Valley darling Hampton Creek, the rise of the Fixer Uppers and more stuff you should be reading this week.
A new plan to stop rats, the decline and fall of Chyna, and more of the best long reads of the week.
The jaw-dropping story of Theranos' fall, the bizarre world of the Miss America pageant, and more of the best longform stories of the week.
The "global super court" that rigs the legal system for corporations and executives, a weekend at a model horse convention, and more of the best long reads of the week.
The boomin' life of sneaker dealer Benjamin Kickz, the "super-recognizers" who will spot criminals by their faces, and more of the best long reads of the week.
The woman making sure we don't screw up our first contact with aliens, the man behind Joanne the Scammer, and more of the best long reads of the week.