Rapid fire is the publishing world’s new normal, but inspiring long-form content is not a thing of
the past. Enter #LongReads: a weekly post published on Fridays containing
what we believe to be 5 of the most compelling pieces of long-form, entertainment-related content produced that week. Here are our
picks for this week:
- “Before ‘True Detective’: The Short Stories of Nic Pizzolatto” by Christopher Orr, published by The Atlantic
- “The Dark Power of Fraternities” by Caitlin Flanagan, published by
Ready, set, adapt: You
might as well read this investigative piece on fraternity culture now because,
let’s face it, next year’s Blacklist will probably have two or three scripts
dealing with the issues raised here.
- “The Class That Roared” by Sam Kashner, published by Vanity Fair
- “Scientology’s Vanished Queen” by Ned Zeman, published by Vanity
Indulge your inner conspiracy theorist.
- “The Playboy Interview: A Candid Conversation with Gawker’s Nick
Denton” by Jeff Bercovici, published by Playboy
Gawker’s founder and owner,
Nick Denton is raw, honest, but not entirely cynical in this freewheeling Playboy interview.