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Tennis vs. Tennis

Text and Polaroids by Andrea Petkovic

Racquet and Longreads | July 2018 | 16 minutes (4,000 words)

This story is produced in partnership with Racquet magazine…

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Silence is a Lonely Country: A Prayer in Twelve Parts

Sadia Hassan | Longreads | July 2018 | 18 minutes (4,468 words)


On the night of the election, I call my father from the group home I am working in as a residential advisor. 4,630 more words


The Big Unsolved Mystery of Little Marjorie West

Four-year-old Marjorie West was snatched by someone (…or something…?) from a Pennsylvania park in 1938. Her case remains one of the oldest unsolved mysteries in the U.S. 269 more words


Some Like It Hot

How did the chili pepper become so entrenched in China’s Sichuan and Hunan provinces? Was it the climate? The plant’s biochemistry? Human biology? Or the Sichuanese peoples’ fiery disposition? 275 more words


Hemingway’s Last Girl

Rafia Zakaria | Longreads | July 2018 | 9 minutes (2,372 words)

It all began because of a comb. Sometime after four in a dark and cold Italian morning, a young woman accompanied a band of men to a duck shoot. 2,498 more words


Making Peace with the Site of a Suicide

Liz Arnold | The Common | Spring 2018 | 19 minutes (5,189 words)

Sixteen years ago, my mother found my father behind the shed on a Saturday morning in June. 5,563 more words