By Shipra Gupta | Indiewire February 21, 2014 at 5:47PM
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
This piece is actually quite short, but it links to two short stories that were written by "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto and published in The Atlantic some years ago.
- "The Dark Power of Fraternities" by Caitlin Flanagan, published by The Atlantic
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
What do "Beauty and the Beast," "Toy Story," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and "Ratatouille" have in common? CalArts, of course!
- "Scientology’s Vanished Queen" by Ned Zeman, published by Vanity Fair
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.