Take some time this weekend to delve a bit deeper and enjoy these long reads.
I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet – Paul Miller (The Verge)
It’s a been a year now since I “surfed the web” or “checked my email” or “liked” anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I’ve managed to stay disconnected, just like I planned. I’m internet free.
The importance of instilling a need to read – Jonathan Douglas (The Telegraph)
Teens who choose to pick up a book for pleasure are more likely to succeed in life, research shows. But getting them to do so isn’t easy.
Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin. – Mac McClelland (Mother Jones)
It’s insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife. It’s also insanity to close hospitals, fire therapists, and leave families to face mental illness on their own.
Escape – Natasha Gardner (5280)
Each year, more than 18,000 victims of domestic violence call SafeHouse Denver’s hot line. Meet one of them.
The Americans. A walkthrough. – Todd VanDerWerff (AV Club)
The Americans’ producers walk us through their first-season storylines
The Rape of Petty Officer Blumer – Sabrina Rubin Erdely (Rolling Stone)
Inside the military’s culture of sex abuse, denial and cover-up
MR. BIG – Robert Kurson (Rolling Stone)
Jonah Falcon was born with a blessing in, er, disguise. Until it took over his life. And tormented him.
Should Unvaccinated Kids Be Banned From Child Care Centres? – Tim Byron (The Vine)