Writer Nick Pizzolatto.
Writer Nick Pizzolatto.

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:

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.

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.

What do "Beauty and the Beast," "Toy Story," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and "Ratatouille" have in common? CalArts, of course!

Indulge your inner conspiracy theorist.

Gawker’s founder and owner, Nick Denton is raw, honest, but not entirely cynical in this freewheeling Playboy interview.